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By adamg - 9/17/20 - 5:07 pm
Damien DiPaola

DiPaola talks heaters, tents along Hanover Street.

For the second time since the start of the pandemic, the Boston Licensing Board called in North End restaurant owners to urge them to do a better job breaking up lines of hungry people and ensuring their workers wear their masks properly.

But in a Zoomed hearing this afternoon, the board also laid out requirements for restaurants to add heaters to their expanded patio spaces along sidewalks and in parking spaces as the city expands patio season through December: Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 5:18 pm

The Boston Art Commission has received reports from two statue restoration experts that while the remains of the decapitated Columbus statue from the eponymous North End park can be reassembled, the mortar used to paste his head and neck back together "would be visible" to people wanting to gaze upon him. Read more.

By vernonfarm - 8/31/20 - 9:47 pm

I've always enjoyed exploring Boston on foot, especially gardens and smaller roads. During the quarantine we've explored more of Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Mattapan than before. Everywhere we walk, we find unpaved roads. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/20 - 10:12 pm

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint tonight about an opera singer in the Prado who just doesn't know when to take a curtain call: Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/20 - 11:05 am

Anthony! Anthony! Prince Spaghetti Commercial

WFXT reports that Anthony Martignetti, who became locally famous for that Prince Spaghetti commercial, has died. He was 63.

By adamg - 8/7/20 - 6:21 pm

As FBI agents with shirts identifying them as members of a task force that usually deals with weapons of mass destruction kept entering and leaving 143 Fulton St. in the North End on July 29, officials declined to say what they were looking for, but emphasized the public was not at risk. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 9:07 am

Boston Police report a woman walking on Prince Street near North Square around 2 a.m. on Sunday was approached by a man who tried to grab her - but she screamed and he ran away.

He's described as Hispanic, 25-35 years old, and about 5'6" with short hair.

By adamg - 8/2/20 - 9:25 pm
Last major part of the old North Washington Street Bridge

Adam Castiglioni has been watching crews disassemble the old Charlestown Bridge, also known as the North Washington Street Bridge, between the North End and Charlestown. Today, he reports: Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/20 - 10:02 am

Boston Police report arresting a New York man on charges he tried to steal a bicycle from a Commercial Street shop yesterday, threw paving stones through its window when he was foiled and then tried to kick and spit at police officers who caught up with him. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 5:24 pm

Update: Suspect arrested.

Urban Cycles reports a guy disgruntled that workers at the Atlantic Avenue shop wouldn't let him just take a bike came back and threw three pavers through its large front windows: Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 9:32 am

Streetsblog Mass chronicles the decades-long transformation of a playground on Foster Street into a parking lot - and notes the city recently agreed to spend $50,000 on the space, not to reinstall swings but to repave it for the cars.

By adamg - 7/29/20 - 3:33 pm
FBI agent on Fulton Streete

FBI agent going into 143 Fulton St. Photos by Lisa Green.

The Globe reports FBI agents who spent the day searching an apartment at 143 Fulton St. were looking for evidence related to the activities of Trevor Lucas, released last summer from a federal sentence for driving to Wisconsin to try to kidnap at gunpoint a teenager with whom he'd had a disagreement in the "World of Warcraft" game in 2009. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/20 - 9:22 pm
Sunset over inner Boston Harbor

Adam Castiglioni caught the sunset from the North End over the inner harbor this evening.

Robert Sweeney had a ringside seat on Beacon Hill: Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/20 - 9:29 am

After news broke that Boston will re-start ticketing on street-sweeping days on Aug. 10, some concerned North End and Back Bay residents filed 311 complaints, such as: Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/20 - 2:22 pm

The mayor's office announced today that the Clougherty Pool in Charlestown and the Mirabella Pool in the North end will re-open to Boston residents tomorrow, and will remain open every day, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., through Labor Day. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/20 - 10:48 am

Live Boston was up early this morning and so was one of the first people to drive over the new, temporary North Washington Street Bridge, which will ferry traffic between the North End and Charlestown until the more permanent bridge is finished: Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 9:51 am

A woman who suffered permanent injuries in 2017 when a chimney on Charter Street in the North End collapsed on the hammock she was in is suing the hammock company, charging it not only failed to warn people that attaching hammocks to brick structures might be dangerous, it actually encouraged the practice through a photo-caption contest. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/20 - 11:20 pm

City of Boston Licensing Board: Emergency Informational Hearing for North End Licensees 6-24-20

Most North End restaurants are complying with state and city Covid-19 regulations, but those that aren't can expect to have their new patio areas shut immediately, city licensing officials told restaurant owners today. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/20 - 11:12 am

The Boston Licensing Board has scheduled an emergency hearing for tomorrow on "the numerous complaints" both the board and ISD have gotten about lack of compliance with state requirements for social distancing, facial coverings and sanitizing and with city regulations allowing restaurants to put seats on parking spaces out front during the current state of emergency. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 8:42 pm

Michlewitz zooms in on statue, other issues.

Mayor Walsh vowed tonight that Christopher Columbus will not stay headless. Read more.

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