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By adamg - 9/26/22 - 10:50 am

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.

By adamg - 9/9/22 - 4:01 pm

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.

By adamg - 9/9/22 - 11:04 am

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.

By adamg - 9/3/22 - 1:16 pm
Sudsy Prado fountain

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint this afternoon about the newly sudsy fountain in the North End Prado:

Someone put soap in PRADO fountain

Who dropped a whole truckload of Fizzies into the Copley Square fountain?

By adamg - 9/3/22 - 11:46 am

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.

By adamg - 8/23/22 - 1:22 pm
Cross Street hotel rendering

Rendering by The Architectural Team.

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.

By adamg - 8/9/22 - 2:00 pm

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.

By adamg - 8/6/22 - 11:11 am
Burned bus being towed past the North End

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.

By adamg - 8/4/22 - 10:10 pm
St.Aggripina procession in the North End

Adam Castiglioni took in the first night of the St. Aggripina feast in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/22 - 4:13 pm

Banker & Tradesman reports a Newton developer is considering building a 700-foot-tall tower at the corner of North Washington and Causeway streets. No plans filed with the BPDA yet.

By adamg - 8/1/22 - 10:53 am
Shasa Cafe

Adam Castiglioni reports that Shasa Cafe, a "French-Congolese fusion brunch restaurant" opened last week at 115 Salem St..

By adamg - 7/26/22 - 12:22 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by KinderCare to expand its existing Atlantic Avenue facility into the space left vacant when the Living Room closed in 2019.

At a hearing today, KinderCare attorney William Ferullo said the expansion will let KinderCare expand its tot count from 42 to 68.

By adamg - 7/15/22 - 1:01 pm

NBC Boston reports state officials and the contractor still have no idea when work can resume. Work to replace the old bridge came to a halt last fall after the discovery of bad welds in the foundations of what was supposed to be a state-of-the-art swoopy 21st-century span.

By adamg - 7/13/22 - 11:18 am
Part of the Cortes letter

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.

By adamg - 7/5/22 - 10:52 am
Porta potty just sititng at Fulton and Lewis streets in the North End

A perplexed citizen files a 311 complaint about a temporary toilet that suddenly showed up at Fulton and Lewis streets in the North End.

There is no construction going on nearby and random people walking down the street are using it.

By adamg - 6/22/22 - 6:01 pm
Hanover Street fire

Firefighters responded to 288 Hanover St. for a fire that poured thick dark smoke into the sky. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/22 - 5:27 pm
Terns all over by the Charles River locks and dam

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.

By adamg - 6/18/22 - 12:52 pm
Handmade sign that asks people to stay off reseeded land at North End park

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.

By adamg - 6/17/22 - 8:48 pm

MassDOT reports it's keeping the Sumner Tunnel open this weekend for Juneteenth traffic, rather than shutting it for repairs.

By adamg - 6/17/22 - 2:51 pm

Note: Updated with comments from a city spokesman.

Boston Police conducted active-shooter drills this week, including outside school, giving officers a chance to practice how they'd respond to a person with a high-capacity weapon running amok.

The only problem, at least at the Irving Middle School in Roslindale today, is that the school was locked down today and at least some teachers were told this was no drill. Read more.

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