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By adamg - 4/3/20 - 9:29 am

BostonIrish details the episodes of "Gaeil Bhoston," an Irish documentary series. The series is in Irish, but has English subtitles.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 8:00 pm
Nobody in Mike's Patry on Hanover Street

617-Taxicab stopped in front of Mike's on Hanover Street around 5:20 p.m.

Never seen before. Not a single customer.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 7:46 pm

BPS today alerted parents of students at the Eliot K-8 School in the North End that it is closing all three of its building tomorrow for a week because somebody affiliated with the school has tested positive for Covid-19.

In e-mail, School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius wrote: Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 3:52 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal voted 4-3 today to approve a plan to put four apartments atop an existing real-estate office at 97 Salem St. in the North End, which means the proposal was defeated because state law requires at least five votes. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 12:58 pm
The alley in question on Hanover Street

Not much to look at, is it?

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday revived a lawsuit over who gets to use a three-foot-wide alley between 204 and 206 Hanover St., just around the corner from Cross Street, ruling that a Superior Court judge had made a legal error in granting sole rights to the owners of one of the buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 11:08 am
Remains of a joint in the North End

A fed up citizen filed a 311 complaint about the left-over joints now littering the streets of the North End:

My dog has been eating remains of joints on the street and getting high. Please help keep clean. I found this joint in his mouth.

By adamg - 2/5/20 - 8:30 pm
Horse and pumpkin carriage in the North End

Jared Alves took a look at one of the setups for "Frill," a streaming-Disney prequel to "Cinderella" - in which the North End's North Square was turned into a Christmas scene, complete with snow, as if that could ever happen. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/20 - 11:04 am
Rat tracks in the snow in the North End

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about all the rats at Lewis and Commercial streets in the North End. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/20 - 9:55 am

Live Boston reports manholes exploded on Union, North and Thacher streets and took out power in the North End early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 1:13 pm

A Zoning Board of Appeal hearing scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on a proposal to add a five-story addition to a real-estate office on Salem Street wasn't called until 1 p.m. And then the building owner's attorney asked for a deferral because there were only six board members left by that time - and projects need at least five votes to go ahead. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 9:07 am
Truck takes out tree in the North End

Jay surveyed the damage outside Cantina Italiana on Hanover Street this morning.

By adamg - 12/27/19 - 2:50 pm
Portrait of a property owner

Leo Buk Lhu owns a bit of the waterfront on Commercial Wharf in the North End. Adam Balsam collected the 70 complaints that have been filed through 311 since 2017 about the way the sidewalk there is never shoveled after snowstorms and used them to create a mosaic of Lhu: Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/19 - 2:57 pm

The hotel and Unite Here 26, which represents workers, came to an agreement and workers voted today to ratify the new contract, the union reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 8:52 am
Boat on dry land after storm

Matt Conti shows us a boat on dry land in the North End after the storm overnight. He has more photos of damage in the North End.

John Hanzl surveyed the damage along Harbor Towers: Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 8:58 am

Boston Magazine takes a look at the issues between the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Work, Inc., which for ten years had a contract in which its workers with disabilities would maintain the Greenway.

By adamg - 10/10/19 - 11:16 pm

WBZ reports a water main under Richmond Street in the North End broke today, flooding the street a week after a water main under Richmond Street broke, flooding the street.

By adamg - 10/7/19 - 11:41 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on the end of yet another old-time Boston bar, this time the Four Winds on Commercial Street in the North End.

By adamg - 10/2/19 - 9:03 am
Flooded Richmond Street in the North End

The Boston Fire Department reports a water main burst on Richmond Street between Hanover and North streets around 5:15 a.m. BWSC workers are on scene trying to repair the main.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 9:01 am

The new Eliot School building on Commercial Street opened to students yesterday. This morning, several concerned citizens filed 311 complaints, including this one, about the problems kids are having crossing what could be the North End's busiest, widest street, just off what could be its busiest, widest intersection:

No crossing guard for Eliot school on commercial street. Traffic is treacherous. Drivers are crazy. Someone's going to get hurt.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 9:52 pm

The annual Illuminate the Harbor fireworks.

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