A Revere man was ordered held without bail Friday after his arrest on domestic-violence charges for an incident on Hanover Street in the North End the night before, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A Charlestown court officer who lives on Salem Street in the North End grew so angry at noise from a man helping a friend move a couch that he punched the man in the face, then pushed him down the stairs, breaking multiple bones in his legs that required surgery to set, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges. Read more.
If you want to pen your condolences, you should head over to Old North Church - yes, the place with the lanterns and all - starting Monday. The British consulate announced:
The British Consulate in Boston is opening a condolence book for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Old North Church in Boston (193 Salem Street). It will open on Monday 12 September and stay open through Wednesday 14 September from 10am to 4pm.
Adam Castiglioni notices a notice posted on the door of a North End home that producers are considering for use when Neeson comes here next month to film "Thug," mostly set in "San Pedro" (filling in for Weymouth or Marblehead, perhaps?):
Thug revolves around an ageing San Pedro gangster (Neeson) who attempts to reconnect with his children and rectify the mistakes in his past, but the criminal underworld won’t loosen their grip willingly.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plan to replace a two little used buildings and a parking lot on Cross Street at Endicott Street with a five-story, 134-room boutique hotel that would include a cut through to Morton Street and Cutillo Park but no parking at all. Read more.
NorthEnd.page reports on a meeting last night on a proposal by Sal Lupoli to turn the old North Street building, which also includes a former police station, into a 6,700 square-foot, five-bedroom house with parking for four vehicles and a roof deck.
MBTA Hate Account (yep) spotted the remains of that bus that caught fire at Forest Hills being towed north past Hanover and Cross streets around 10 p.m. yesterday - possibly on its way to Everett Shops, where the T does major surgery on heavily injured buses. Read more.
Part of the letter. Note how the bottom right appears to have been torn off.
The federal government is moving to seize a document purportedly signed by Hernán Cortés in 1527 that may have been stolen from a Mexican government archive before it wound up for sale by a North End-based auction house last month - a sale the firm agreed to halt after being contacted by the FBI. Read more.
We walked across the temporary North Washington Street Bridge today and couldn't help but notice the large colony of terns dive bombing the water - as a flotilla of cormorants dived well under the surface. And then a guy with several fishing rods in a kayak powered by pedals arrived on scene. Read more.
An irate citizen filed a 311 complaint to ask that the city immediately remove some handmade signs at DeFilippo Playground in the North End that ask people to keep their dogs off a reseeded and replanted garden area: Read more.