North End

By - 1/13/18 - 11:37 am
Bad parking job in the South End

Miloš Miljković noticed what the warmer weather and rain turned into an awkward parking job last night (and reports that BPD then showed up to ticket the car).

Kelley Hand noticed more of the same in the North End this morning: Read more.

By - 12/21/17 - 9:36 am
Get rid of these stupid railings - Boston is not Tokyo - sign says

Mary Beth O'Leary spotted this sign on Salem Street in the North End this morning, in reaction to (brace yourself) these railings: Read more.

By - 12/18/17 - 11:45 pm

A disgusted North End resident files a complaint about the wire-munching rats that have been ceaselessly chomping on his or her engine on Commercial Street: Read more.

By - 12/17/17 - 12:29 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on yesterday's opening of a new dog park in the North End.

By - 12/13/17 - 10:37 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports state transportation officials are looking at possible routes for a ferry that would shuttle between the downtown/North End side of the Harbor, the South Boston Waterfront and the East Boston/Charlestown side of the briny shallow. The exact routes and stops are still under study.

By - 12/6/17 - 4:38 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Maurizio's on Hanover Street plans to serve its last meals ever on Christmas Eve.

By - 12/2/17 - 11:25 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on the link between the now former clerk at Somerville District Court and the North End Athletic Association's normally annual Christmas parade and helicopter drop-in by Santa Claus.

By - 11/28/17 - 12:24 pm

The Board of Appeal today approved restaurateur Frank DePasquale's proposal to expand his Assaggio restaurant at 29 Prince St. with a kitchen for a new dining service in which patrons would work with chefs to prepare their meals. Read more.

By - 11/27/17 - 9:11 am

NBC Boston reports on the incident early Sunday in the North End.

By - 11/26/17 - 7:51 pm
North End bunny rabbit

S&S Consulting spotted this bun in the parking lot near the Atlantic Avenue Starbucks today.

By - 11/22/17 - 7:49 am
Firefighters at 282 Hanover St.

Firefighters going up. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports "careless disposal of smoking material" started a three-alarm fire at 282 Hanover St. that killed two men - one after he jumped from the building to escape the flames. Read more.

By - 11/19/17 - 8:49 pm

The Boston Transportation Department alerts us:

Traffic Advisory starting tomorrow:
Maintenance requires lane reduction on the North Washington St Bridge. Drivers should expect outbound delays. The outbound travel lane adjacent to the curb will be closed to traffic to allow repair work to take place. Seek alternate routes.

By - 11/19/17 - 10:27 am

Boston Police report arresting Isaiah Brown, 26, of Randolph, on charges he attacked a woman walking down Hanover Street early Saturday.

Brown will be arraigned Monday on charges of indecent assault and battery and impersonating a police officer, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/18/17 - 11:15 am

Walter Baker in Dorchester is normally the only chocolate guy people think of in Boston, but it turns out the North End had a chocolate maker of its own. The Old North Church reports it's won a $13,000 Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant from, yes, the maker of Mars Bars, to study the life of Capt. Newark Jackson, a parishioner who owned a chocolate mill and store in the North End back in Colonial days.

The church will also use the money to research colonial cacao trade routes.

Via J.L. Bell.

By - 11/17/17 - 10:46 pm
Wanted for North End attack

UPDATE: Suspect arrested.

Boston Police report a woman walking down Hanover Street around 2:30 this morning was sexually attacked. Read more.

By - 11/17/17 - 6:16 pm

Boston Police report arresting Neil Tom, 28, and Julie Podier, 25, both of Brockton on charges they attacked two residents of 185 Fulton St. in the North End during an armed home invasion on April 18. Read more.

By - 11/14/17 - 6:24 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the Bahamian company that owns the Joe’s American Bar & Grill building next to Christopher Columbus Park has bought the law offices destroyed in a 2011 fire. Redevelopment is the goal, natch.

By - 11/10/17 - 12:57 pm

ComonWealth:

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.”