In a conversation with The Codcast, Adam Gaffin, the force behind Universal Hub, says things have changed over the years, with him now working the site full-time and covering City Council meetings and Licensing Board hearings.
“One of the things the mainstream media misses by not covering those meetings is a lot of the issues that come up in Boston percolate in the City Council,” Gaffin said. “A lot of their stuff is routine but there’s still stuff that keeps coming up.”
This card has been going around East Boston in recent days. In Spanish, it says, "I'm with Stephen" (and at the bottom: "Authorized and paid for by the Friends of Stephen Passacantilli Committee"). Read more.
Never leave us, Scotch 'n Sirloin.
WBZ reports somebody cut the cable holding a box used to collect donations for muscular dystrophy from in front of the Hanover Street fire station early Monday and took all the money - while firefighters were out on a call.
A fed-up citizen complains about somebody who chucks his or her trash bags out the window on Henchman Street in the North End, rather than walking them down to the curb:
Often time, like tonight, the bags break open to create a mess on the sidewalk. Tonight it appears to be marinara sauce. Can the city figure out who his resident is and punish him or her accordingly? This person typically discards his or her trash between 9 and 10 in the evening.
CORRECTION: The candidates will have two debates after all - they agreed to a second one on Oct. 11.
After both sides agreed not to scab out at a WBZ debate, we're left with just a single mayoral debate, at WGBH's studios on the 10th (and now a second one the next night at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury). Tito asked Marty for at least four total debates. One of Marty's minions replied, basically: Yeah, right.
Speaking of Walsh opponents, John Connolly popped up this week ... Read more.
Associated Press wins today's headline award for a story about an archaeological dig in the North End that may have uncovered Paul Revere's outhouse.
David Bernstein writes that the interesting news in last night's results were not in the race for mayor - which surprised no one - but in the council races, which could mean two black women joining the council in January - possibly alongside incumbent minority councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu (at large) and Andrea Campbell (Dorchester). Read more.
Warren Mustaccio's family has been running the St. Agrippina di Mineo feast on the North End for 103 years. Never, he says, has he seen anything like the night of Aug. 4, when a "flash mob" organized on social media brought hundreds of teenagers from northern suburbs into the North End, many with backpacks filled with alcohol. Read more.
The entrance to the Nazzaro Community Center on North Bennet Street in the North End is topped by a Boston city seal - accompanied by Mercury ... Read more.
The three candidates for the District 1 City Council seat (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) that Sal LaMattina is giving up sounded similar themes on a number of issues, including Airbnb and 4 a.m. closing times, at a forum sponsored by the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council tonight. Read more.
Boston Harbor fireworks start at 8:15 p.m..
That brings the feast crackdown tally over the past two weeks to 68, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports, adding that not all those arrested tonight were teens - police nabbed their first North End resident, a guy allegedly drinking out in the open in the Gassy who offered to buy a cop a drink and an Indiana woman in her 40s charged with pouring a beer on a cop.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports 28 teens caught drinking in public were ordered by a judge today to write five-page essays on the importance of the Fisherman's Feast and do 15 hours of community service - just not in the North End, from which they were barred unless accompanied by a parent. All are between 15 and 17.
Julia Murphy saw this at Prince Street where Commercial turns into Causeway in the North End and basically thought: "Uhhh."
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