NorthEndWaterfront.com offers up one resident's tale of a parking bully.
Boston's DPW announced today it's holding off on the annual re-start of street sweeping until after "streets are cleared to the curb and gutters are free of ice and snow."
Fans of cleaner streets in the North End, the South End and Beacon Hill, where street sweeping normally starts in March, will have to wait for "a thaw and large scale melting," the department... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a nasty space-saver note exchange in which one party tried to pin the blame on the owner of a Hanover Street store, who couldn't possibly be involved because she doesn't even own a car.
NorthEndWaterfront.com has photos of the resurrection of Capt. Bob, a boat that slipped into the briny deep next to Union Wharf on Monday.
Boston Police report arresting an Uber driver they say indecently assaulted a passenger after he dropped off three of her friends early Sunday.
According to police:
The victim, a 30-year-old female from Boston, told officers that she was with three friends and called for an Uber ride at the end of the night. A photo receipt was sent and the four females were picked... Read more
Around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 15, 1919, a large, poorly maintained tank full of molasses on a warm day burst, sending a huge wave of gooey death rampaging down Commercial Street, drowning or crushing 21 people and several horses and cats as it battered the supports of the el that ran down the street and knocked a neighboring fire station off its foundation.
As with... Read more
Brighton-based New Balance is suing soon-to-be North End-based Converse over lawsuits Converse has filed against other sneaker companies.
Converse did not name New Balance in its trademark suits and International Trade Commission complaints over the stylings of other vendors' sneakers, which Converse says is too close to its own Chuck Taylors. But New Balance launched a preemptive lawsuit to make sure Converse doesn't turn... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com has the photos to prove it.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports a woman from whom the alleged drunken redhead demanded a kiss as she was entering her apartment building agreed with his request not to tell his girlfriend. She told police instead.
The North End Regional Review shows us the proposed replacement for the old bridge between the North End and Charlestown. The city hopes to begin replacement in 2016.
A concerned citizen can only watch in amazement on Charter Street:
A very large skunk was aggressively wrestling with a white kitchen bag full of trash in the alleyway between 44-46 Charter St. Its head and body were protruding through a locked gate as it attempted to rip open the bag and/or pull it through the gate. I'm sure there will be lots of... Read more
Ristorante Damiano, 307-309 Hanover St., is moving away from small plates - and is seeking a name change to go with its move to what its attorney calls "full service" Italian food: Separate appetizers, entrees, the whole nine yards.
Other than the name and menu change, attorney William Ferrullo told the Boston Licensing Board today, the restaurant is not planning any changes.
The board votes... Read more
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that when a woman reported her purse had been stolen while she sat at the bar at Goody Glover's on Halloween, they activated her phone's "find me" function - and the phone signaled its presence inside a bartender's own purse. Bartender ran out the door, followed by police, who nabbed her.
Goody Glover's is now being turned into a Peet's.... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports comments by the new New York owner of low-rise buildings along Cross Street next to the Greenway. He said he would talk to the North End community before announcing anything specific.
The Boston Business Journal reports on a couple of brothers who have created an app that lets you arrange for dry cleaning over your phone - you set the date and time and somebody comes and picks up your clothes, then returns them when they're done, at least in downtown, the Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the North End.... Read more
A Fall River man had bail set at $10,000 today at his arraignment on charges of assault with intent to rape and indecent assault and battery for an incident early Saturday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding he does not appear to be the man who raped and photographed a North End woman in February.
Boston Police picked up Wagner... Read more
UPDATE: Boston Police report arresting Nieto Wagner, 36, in his hometown of Fall River. He is scheduled for arraignment in Boston Municipal Court on Monday.
According to the victim, she was walking... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers a request from a North End restaurateur to open a sushi place on Salem Street that would stay open until 12:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
At a hearing today, Nicholas Leo and his attorney, Daniel Toscano, said Sushi Rock would cater to the growing population of young professionals into the neighborhood, who they said are eager for some healthy,... Read more