North End

By - 5/11/12 - 8:04 am reports four guys armed with a crowbar forced the attendant of the garage at 600 Commercial St. to the ground before trying, and failing, to open a garage safe.

According to a police report, one of the would-be safecrackers demanded the combination to the safe from the attendant, who apparently didn't have it. They then fled with money from the cash register,... Read more

By - 5/10/12 - 11:36 am

Allan Danley, who faces a mounting number of violations of a city ordinance against the way he operates his Segway tours, hopes to win a seat on the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council.

Danley's one of six candidates for six open seats in the May 19 election to the council, which makes non-binding recommendations to city agencies and boards on development and quality-of-life issues.... Read more

By - 5/10/12 - 8:05 am

Like Durgin-Park, Haymarket has softened over the years - most of the vendors no longer yell at customers daring to turn fruit over. Bob Skole reviews the changes and how the proposed public market nearby could make Haymarket even better.

By - 5/9/12 - 6:38 am

Karen Cord Taylor considers competing proposals for Parcel 9, next to Haymarket, which include a museum about Boston, a bunch of apartments and a hotel.

By - 5/5/12 - 7:49 pm

Rainy night in the North End

David Schachner photographed the North End in the rain last night.

Copyright David Schachner. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 5/2/12 - 7:34 pm reports on a four-story brick wall came down on Thacher Court Sunday/Monday.

By - 4/29/12 - 12:20 pm posts a photo of a coyote spotted on Copp's Hill Terrace in the North End this morning.

It's not the first North End coyote spotting, but they remain relatively rare, unlike in, say, West Roxbury.

By - 4/27/12 - 6:46 pm

Boston Police are stepping up patrols in the North End to crack down on both loud late-night parties by students and bars and restaurants that violate their license requirements, A-1 Captain Tom Lee says in an open letter to neighborhood residents.

In recent years, college students have come to rival rats as the annoyance most detested by residents. Lee says that among the steps... Read more

By - 4/25/12 - 5:44 pm

The barrage of news about bodily fluids continues, this time via a report on about an incident this past Friday at the playground at Christopher Columbus Park, two hours after a father called 911 to report homeless men sleeping in the playground equipment and blood everywhere:

The playground area was teeming with children and mothers. I walked around the equipment and to my

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By - 4/8/12 - 11:16 am

Mystery Pill gives us a taste of the Banditos Misteriosos pillow fight by the North End yesterday.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/7/12 - 10:55 am reports on a testy North End community meeting with the local constabulary. And it wasn't just the unsolved late-night attacks on women that had North Enders up in arms:

Captain Lee apologized for the lack of police presence during the St. Patrick's Day weekend. Longtime Fulton St. resident Janet Gilardi said, "in 40 years, I have never seen a St. Patrick's Day

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By - 4/2/12 - 6:14 pm

Boston Police report a woman was indecently assaulted around 11:45 p.m. on Friday on Prince Street:

The female victim reports that she was walking in the area of Prince Street when a male suspect approached her and engaged in inappropriate contact.

Police say the suspect was a white Hispanic or Mediterranean male, in his late 20s or early 30s and between 5'6" and... Read more

By - 3/17/12 - 5:25 pm

Boston Police report arresting Edward Fennessey, 26, on breaking-and-entering charges around 1:50 a.m. after a Hanover Street resident called to report strange noises coming from his building's skylight area.

Officers observed the skylight was damaged and glass fragments were on the stairs leading to the roof.

While officers were canvassing the area, they observed a plywood door to a vacant apartment damaged. Officers then

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By - 3/14/12 - 9:27 am

The Globe reports (subscription required) Boston has agreed to the settlement in the federal lawsuit by Michael O'Brien over a 2009 incident on Hanover Street, in which O'Brien charged he was left permanently brain injured by the way a Boston cop knocked him to the ground following a minor collision.

The settlement was filed in US District Court nearly a month ago - about... Read more

By - 3/9/12 - 3:54 pm

The Worcester Telegram picks up the cudgel of a Worcester County resident feeling put out by the way Mike's on Hanover Street doesn't display prices for any of its baked goods. Quotes both a state official who says that's just against the law, and a clearly annoyed Mike's manager, who says he had no idea that was a law and that this is the... Read more

By - 3/9/12 - 8:26 am reports on a Boston Conservation Commission hearing at which the commission basically told the owner of a North End marina that if he wants approval for a rehab, he's going to have to give in and allow a cantilevered Harborwalk section over the water. The Commercial Wharf issue's been going on for a decade now and since it's all on the waterfront, the... Read more

By - 3/1/12 - 7:46 am

Megan reports on a recent "progressive dinner" in the North End, in which she and some friends had a five-course meal - with each course in a different restaurant, starting with cocktails at Ristorante Fiore and ending with dessert at Prezza.