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."
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports cops arrested 22 teenagers last night - on top of the 21 arrested Friday - as BPD makes good on its promise to crack down on allegedly drunken teens carousing through the streets.
For the third weekend in a row, teens, many from suburbs, ran through the streets of the North End tonight. This time, though, Boston Police were grabbing and arresting some of them, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports.
Boston Police report they will be sending in extra officers to the Fisherman’s Feast and Saint Anthony’s Feast to try to keep a lid on the "disruptive behavior" by irresponsible people at the last two feasts.
Feast-goers should know disruptive behavior such as public drinking and fighting will not be tolerated and community members who witness such behavior are kindly asked and encouraged to call 9-1-1.
Fountainhead, a yacht owned by Sears CEO and Ayn Rand fanboi Eddie Lampert, is back in Boston Harbor this morning, as Scott G. Sewall alerts us. Read more.
Hundreds of teens descended on the North End, some from the J. Cole concert at the Garden. Squads of Boston police officers and state troopers patrolled the neighborhood from Columbus Park to the skating rink.
The roof of a six-story building under renovation at Burroughs Wharf caught fire around 12:30 p.m. By 12:45, firefighters had knocked the fire down. EMTs were requested for a person in the building who suffered chest pains. Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com has photos from yesterday's St. Joseph procession.
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.
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