NorthEndWaterfront.com reports state transportation officials are looking at possible routes for a ferry that would shuttle between the downtown/North End side of the Harbor, the South Boston Waterfront and the East Boston/Charlestown side of the briny shallow. The exact routes and stops are still under study.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Maurizio's on Hanover Street plans to serve its last meals ever on Christmas Eve.
NorthEndWaterfront.com provides the evidence.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on the link between the now former clerk at Somerville District Court and the North End Athletic Association's normally annual Christmas parade and helicopter drop-in by Santa Claus.
The Board of Appeal today approved restaurateur Frank DePasquale's proposal to expand his Assaggio restaurant at 29 Prince St. with a kitchen for a new dining service in which patrons would work with chefs to prepare their meals. Read more.
NBC Boston reports on the incident early Sunday in the North End.
S&S Consulting spotted this bun in the parking lot near the Atlantic Avenue Starbucks today.
The Boston Transportation Department alerts us:
Traffic Advisory starting tomorrow:
Maintenance requires lane reduction on the North Washington St Bridge. Drivers should expect outbound delays. The outbound travel lane adjacent to the curb will be closed to traffic to allow repair work to take place. Seek alternate routes.
Walter Baker in Dorchester is normally the only chocolate guy people think of in Boston, but it turns out the North End had a chocolate maker of its own. The Old North Church reports it's won a $13,000 Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant from, yes, the maker of Mars Bars, to study the life of Capt. Newark Jackson, a parishioner who owned a chocolate mill and store in the North End back in Colonial days.
The church will also use the money to research colonial cacao trade routes.
Via J.L. Bell.
In a conversation with The Codcast, Adam Gaffin, the force behind Universal Hub, says things have changed over the years, with him now working the site full-time and covering City Council meetings and Licensing Board hearings.
“One of the things the mainstream media misses by not covering those meetings is a lot of the issues that come up in Boston percolate in the City Council,” Gaffin said. “A lot of their stuff is routine but there’s still stuff that keeps coming up.”
This card has been going around East Boston in recent days. In Spanish, it says, "I'm with Stephen" (and at the bottom: "Authorized and paid for by the Friends of Stephen Passacantilli Committee"). Read more.
Never leave us, Scotch 'n Sirloin.
WBZ reports somebody cut the cable holding a box used to collect donations for muscular dystrophy from in front of the Hanover Street fire station early Monday and took all the money - while firefighters were out on a call.
A fed-up citizen complains about somebody who chucks his or her trash bags out the window on Henchman Street in the North End, rather than walking them down to the curb:
Often time, like tonight, the bags break open to create a mess on the sidewalk. Tonight it appears to be marinara sauce. Can the city figure out who his resident is and punish him or her accordingly? This person typically discards his or her trash between 9 and 10 in the evening.
CORRECTION: The candidates will have two debates after all - they agreed to a second one on Oct. 11.
After both sides agreed not to scab out at a WBZ debate, we're left with just a single mayoral debate, at WGBH's studios on the 10th (and now a second one the next night at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury). Tito asked Marty for at least four total debates. One of Marty's minions replied, basically: Yeah, right.
Speaking of Walsh opponents, John Connolly popped up this week ... Read more.