Hanover Street

By - 12/3/13 - 11:55 am

And Caffe Vittoria in turn has the Boston Licensing Board steaming over the way one of its owners snapped at a beat cop and sergeant who told him to get three chairs away from a hydrant in front of the Hanover Street establishment.

The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take for Oct. 3 incidents involving David Riccio, who owns the cafe with... Read more

By - 9/5/11 - 6:14 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com was there with a camera today.

By - 5/9/11 - 2:32 pm

St. Leonard's Peace Garden

Imagine City Hall or the Hynes covered in vines.

If Nate Swain has his way, it could happen. For the past couple of years, he's been covering eyesores in the North End with vinyl canvases covered with high-resolution photos. See if you... Read more

By - 2/13/11 - 5:26 pm

Matt Conti reports the councilor for the North End threw water on a North End Chamber of Commerce idea to stuff more tourists into the neighborhood by turning Hanover into another Charles or Newbury. LaMattina also discussed vexing Hanover issues, from double-parked trucks to selfish valets and taxis that just circle the block, at a recent residents association meeting.... Read more

By - 2/5/11 - 1:40 pm

The Globe reports some North End business types have begun talking up the idea because they could cram in more tourists in a neighborhood that's been bustling like nobody's business since the Central Artery came down. Some residents, though, say the last thing the neighborhood needs is more tourists.... Read more

By - 8/23/10 - 11:59 pm

Kate reports she's had enough of drunks on Hanover Street in the North End - such as whoever left two thongs on the handlebars of her bike there sometime late Sunday or early Monday:

Were two girls walking by and decided to take their undies off and hang them on my bike? Did someone find them on the ground and hang them? How did

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By - 6/15/10 - 8:09 am

Shelly and Andreas get a cannoli apiece from Mike's and the Modern and then put them to the test. Hint: They determine the tourists might actually be on the right side in this.

By - 4/24/10 - 10:37 am

In an article about the mess that is Cross Street (that plaza between the Greenway and the North End at Hanover that can't decide if it's a road or an outdoor seating area), the Globe reports the city councilor has been hit by a car twice there.

Meanwhile, Matt Conti says he was misquoted in the article and explains the issues along Cross... Read more

By - 4/3/10 - 11:16 pm

The Wild Bunch set, still fuming over a LaMattina-backed ordinance that dares to tell them how loud their bikes can be, is trying to come up with ways to express their disgruntlement.

A pair of California bikers propose taking all the parking spaces on Hanover Street at 5 p.m. on a Friday to show the restaurants what's what:

... To boycott all of

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By - 2/24/10 - 1:48 pm

City Councilor Sal LaMattina (East Boston, North End, Charlestown) says he knows firsthand what it's like to get run into by a Segway - and wants to keep it from happening to people on busy commercial streets in Boston.

LaMattina told the council today that when he worked for the city transportation department, when Segways were new, he and transportation Commissioner Tom Tinlin went to... Read more

By - 9/27/09 - 7:48 pm

Matt Conti reports Hanover Street's new fortune teller has already violated three of her license requirements, most notably a prohibition on garish neon signs.

Conti says when he heard about the proposed shop, he just knew this would happen.

By - 9/13/09 - 10:58 am

Matt Conti is amazed the North End/Waterfront Residents Association voted to approve a permit request from a woman who wants to open a fortune-telling studio at 215 Hanover St.:

At the NEWRA meeting, an abutter spoke in support of the permit. The abutter owns an international real estate firm, also in the building. She believes that more traffic would be beneficial in the building.

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By - 8/27/09 - 4:25 pm
Sadness

Shortly after 4 p.m., the news copters started circling over the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Boston police and state troopers on motorcycles began roaring by, and people who'd been waiting for an hour or more stood up, knowing the funeral procession was approaching.

Some people had tears in their eyes as they said goodbye to their... Read more

By - 4/20/09 - 11:59 am

Wild turkey crossing Hanover Street. Yes, that Hanover Street.

By - 12/24/08 - 4:30 pm

Ross Levanto makes his annual Christmas-Eve trek to Mike's Pastry and shares a hard-won tip:

... You need to feel the crowd and the lines, and look for a "soft spot" where the attendant-to-customer ratio is the highest. ...

By - 10/20/08 - 1:34 pm
By - 9/3/06 - 6:52 pm

Sharon Gartenberg: What a great idea!

... Pedestrian-centered, well-designed urban places are one of the joys of travelling to Europe. How nice it would be to not only stroll along Hanover Street next summer, but sit in the piazza enjoying a sunny afternoon. ...

Jay Fitzgerald: Pols to fix what's not broken.

... They want to turn it into a tacky tourist trap,

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