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By adamg - 1/5/24 - 12:33 pm

The owners of 21 North End restaurants and the North End Chamber of Commerce yesterday sued the city over its 2022 fees for restaurants in the neighborhood that wanted to use public sidewalks and streets for patio seating - and its ban on such patios last year - alleging the Wu administration and a local residents' groups hate Italians for some reason. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/23 - 10:02 pm
Guy riding a horse through the North End

The North End has many charms, but horseback riding is not normally one of them, so Jessica Dello Russo was a bit nonplussed when she spotted this guy hoofing it the wrong way down Salem Street this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/23 - 2:35 pm
Snow being delivered to the North End

Matt Damon and Casey Affleck and crews have taken over Bova's in the North End to film scenes from a movie in which they play thieves whose robbery attempt goes awry. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/22 - 11:51 am

Live Boston reports things got a bit out of hand shortly before 3 a.m. at Salem and Prince streets. While one police officer applied a tourniquet to the man's wrist, others were busy arresting a suspect. 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 - 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 - 5/25/22 - 10:29 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to Sandra Russo, who wants to open North End Creamery at 121 Salem St. Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/22 - 11:13 am

A vexed North End citizen files a 311 complaint about all the bleepity-bleep beeping on Salem Street: Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/22 - 9:21 pm
Flier making Wu sound like a racists

Flier slipped under wiper blades along Hanover today.

Kristina Rex posts a copy of a letter Mayor Wu sent to North End restaurant owners that says the proposed outdoor-dining fee is because the people who actually live in the North End are fed up with the disruptions caused by outdoor dining there and the money would try to make things a bit better for them.

But, Wu continues: Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 12:15 pm

Update: Name change approved.

The owners of New England Wichcraft Company on Salem Street today asked the Boston Licensing Board to let them change the name to New England Wicked Craft Company. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/21 - 10:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week ordered a one-day shutdown for Rabia's on Salem Street after BPD detectives found too many people inside on Feb. 20. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/20 - 2:21 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today notified the owners of Rabia's on Salem Street they better cut it out with the maskless servers, the more than six people crowded at tables, the wandering violinists popping in to play for diners. Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/20 - 11:43 am

City of Boston Licensing Board - Emergency LPI Hearing - 12-21-20

The Boston Licensing Board this morning told the manager and lawyer for Rabia's, 73 Salem St., that if they can't keep the North End's pair of wandering violinists out and if servers keep serving diners after 9:30 p.m. and won't wear masks, the place should just shut down. Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/20 - 10:57 am

The Town (2010) - Robbery Scene

Boston Police report arresting a man they say boxed in two officers on Salem Street in the North End while they were trying to respond to a domestic-violence call and then tried to escape, but with rather less success than Ben Affleck in "The Town." 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 - 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 - 2/28/19 - 10:34 am

Extreme Lunch Seagull Swallows Rat in Boston

Never mind the Goat, we've got the Seagull - and a British tourist was there to record it all on Salem Street in the North End - and provide appropriately horrified commentary, because nothing like this ever happens in jolly old England.

Via Megan Johnson.

By adamg - 2/5/19 - 9:00 pm

Don't let the media - especially the out-of-town Boston haters - deceive you into thinking that small pack of no doubt alcohol-infused bros from Sudbury or New Hampshire or some other sad excuse of a place got into their shirt-tearing brawl at the Patriots parade. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/18 - 11:47 am

The bartender at a Salem Street restaurant was fired and could yet face criminal charges for putting his phone in a potted plant in the unisex restroom and then setting it to take video just as a woman patron was entering one night earlier this year. Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/17 - 9:36 am
Get rid of these stupid railings - Boston is not Tokyo - sign says

Mary Beth O'Leary spotted this sign on Salem Street in the North End this morning, in reaction to (brace yourself) these railings: Read more.

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