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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.

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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.

By adamg - 5/18/17 - 8:47 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on plans for a third of the Salem Street space.

By adamg - 4/17/17 - 10:30 am
Flooding in the North End

Adam Castiglioni visited Wiget Street at Salem last night and this morning and sees the flooding continues.

By adamg - 10/28/16 - 12:17 pm

Adam Castiglioni reports Boston Common Coffee, 97 Salem St., will be shutting its doors for good on Monday - after first trying to drain its remaining stocks by handing out free coffee.

By adamg - 4/14/16 - 7:50 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that Neptune Oyster on Salem Street could soon get competition from a new oyster place across the street whose lawyer describes it as "maybe a Neptune Oyster on steroids."

By adamg - 11/5/15 - 7:38 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the owner of the True Value on Salem Street is retiring and closing down at the end of the year.

By adamg - 10/15/14 - 2:58 pm

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers a request from a North End restaurateur to open a sushi place on Salem Street that would stay open until 12:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

By adamg - 2/14/14 - 9:16 am

Not something you see every day in the heart of the North End:

I think that the duck was a mommy duck looking for Valentine’s Day treats for her little ducklings.

By adamg - 1/16/14 - 9:53 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports two neighborhood groups are supporting Collin Yip's plan for what is now a 13-space parking lot on Salem Street with a 9-unit condo building. Rather than put parking in, he'd offer more commercial space on the first floor.

By adamg - 10/21/13 - 7:44 am
Salem Street roadwork

A weary citizen filed a complaint at dawn today about overnight work outside his or her window on Salem Street in the North End:

All night LOUD work site was quite disruptive to sleep for my young family. Wish there would have been some more communication for the neighborhood. All I knew was that the water was going to be shut off...would suggest that next project like this communicate that water will be shut off and there will be all night construction noise such as pipe cutting saws, front end loaders hauling gravel and dragging metal street covers, hammering and generators.

By adamg - 7/30/13 - 12:33 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports one of the trash haulers that services neighborhood businesses seems to have a bit of a containment problem, turning Salem Street into a foul-smelling open-air vomitorium:

The whole street smells like a garbage dump all the time now. You can’t walk down the street at any time of day or day of the week, without getting assaulted by this horrible, horrible smell at several spots.

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