An irate citizen complains about some neighbors on Charter Street in the North End:
Obnoxious 1st floor renters loudly taping beer rating podcast and making sexist jokes keeping folks awake, followed by marijuana smoke rising into our windows. Add to the list of problem north end properties. Absentee landlord...
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on an innovative city program: Cut down dead trees on Hanover Street, wait a few months, then remove the stumps and replace them with traffic cones:
Of course, the cone gets toppled, perhaps by someone tripping in the hole. This “sidewalk pothole” has existed for so many months it will soon gain historic protection status.
WBZ reports a Peabody man is under arrest after allegedly leading police on a chase yesterday from Salem, NH to Lewis Wharf, where the stolen pickup police say he was driving crashed. Police then nabbed him at North Station.
The stencil on the Charlestown Bridge looks official, so it must be, right?
A concerned citizen reports that not only is there still a coal chute in front of 175 Endicott St. in the North End, but that it's badly in need of repair.
An overnight water-main break means Commercial Street is shut between Charter and Battery streets, CommuterBoston reports.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports fresh pavement on Salem Street didn't last long before NStar came by to dig a nice big hole to do some work on its wires.
Firefighters responded to 559 Commercial St., where a crane fell over around 11:30 a.m., spilling an estimated 200 gallons of diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid and putting a major dent in a pickup truck across the street.
The Boston Fire Department reports the driver and a passerby were transported to Mass. General for evaluation.
A BFD hazmat crew is on scene. Fire officials say Commercial Street could be shut for most of the day as the mess is cleaned up.
Adam Castiglioni spotted this hydrant in the North End today.
Was that George Takei in the North End yesterday?
A concerned citizen complained about this truck being towed on Commercial Street in the North End:
NO TRAFFICE TRUCK OUT OF THE WAY NO COMERCIAL SPOTS AROUND WHY TOW A GUY THAT IS DELIVERING TO BOSTON RESIDENTS
The city marks the complaint "closed," then adds:
Were do you draw the line. do we allow vehicles to park on hydrants because there's no fire. vehicle illegally parked.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports it is still working to confirm the identify of the body removed from Boston Harbor yesterday - as well as awaiting an autopsy by the medical examiner.
I know, get out! NorthEndWaterfront.com reports ABC Family plans to film along Hanover Street starting next week for "establishing shots" for "Chasing Life," a series about "April, an ambitious young journalist" struggling to make her way in the world when she gets diagnosed with cancer.
Eleana Gudema reports she got a similar notice at her apartment on Charles Street.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston reports it rescued an injured swan from the mean streets of the North End this afternoon.
The BPL's main library in Copley Square currently has an exhibit (in the old, McKim wing) of memorials left by runners and visitors after the Marathon last year. At the end of your walk are several budding trees - and blank tags on which you can write a new message.
At the Old North Church in the North End, you'll find another collection of tags - representing the dog tags of soldiers lost in Afghanistan and Iraq. K.M. Peterson visited the memorial garden recently: