The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered the reinstatement of a Boston cop the city fired for the way he used a choke hold to help restrain a man angry over a traffic incident in the North End in 2009 - in a ruling that also castigates the city for taking its sweet time to investigate the matter. Read more.
An Everett guy charged with beating a man with a baseball bat on the North Washington Street Bridge Friday morning was ordered held in lieu of $15,000 cash bail, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a candidates forum for District 1, which includes the North End, Charlestown and East Boston, and candidates Lydia Edwards, Margaret Farmer and Stephen Passacantilli.
Seasoned Boston bicyclist Greg Hum is loving the new dedicated bike lanes on Commercial Street in the North End:
Is this Boston or am I dreaming?!?! New 2way protected commercial st cycle track is BOMB.
Matt Frank captured the rainbow Converse sign last night.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the Ward 3 Democratic Committee this week endorsed Stephen Passacantilli for the District 1 seat (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) from which Sal LaMattina is retiring this year. The East Boston Times-Free Press reports state Sen. Joseph Boncore endorsed Lydia Edwards for the seat. Also running: Margaret Farmer.
Ben Agrawal, who took the photo, supplies this report on an incident in the North End shortly before 10 p.m.: Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the state Department of Environmental Protection has ruled a proposed 277-room hotel at Lewis Wharf can't be built over most of the pilings that extend past the pier, which would drastically limit the project's size.
Stephanie Hogue remembers Prince Postale:
Prince Postale was a neighborhood within the neighborhood, where you befriended people you might otherwise never meet. North Bennet Street School students, life-long North Enders, transplants, the young and the rest of us, all participated in the wacky, wonderful improvisation that was Prince Postale. So raise your coffee or your tea, your burrito or your slush, and let’s applaud the Postale, where everyone really did know your name or would before you left.
After a pedestrian was run over at the intersection of Lewis and Commercial streets in the North End on May 15, the city banned parking right at the intersection, to improve sight lines for the motorists who are supposed to stop there (but generally don't). Adam Balsam compiled this video report after he filed 311 reports about cars parked in that spot and the city did nothing.
WGBH interviews Peter Baldassari, the man behind All Saints Way, the display of saints' pictures off Battery Street, near Hanover, in the North End.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on plans for a third of the Salem Street space.
There's no sign like an old sign, in this case on Commercial Street near the Greenway in the North End.
Of course, it also raises the old question: How many cookies did Andrew eat?
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that Jack Kelly of Charlestown won't run to replace Sal LaMattina as District 1 city councilor after deciding his heart wasn't really in politics. That leaves three other announced candidates in the race to represent Charlestown, East Boston and the North End.
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