North End

By - 6/28/16 - 1:10 pm

At a press conference to announce the new interim BLS headmaster today, School Superintendent Tommy Chang said he will appoint an interim O'Bryant headmaster "in coming weeks." Read more.

By - 6/26/16 - 10:52 pm

UPDATE: Bail set at $25,000.

A North End man faces arraignment tomorrow on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and wearing a bulletproof vest in the commission of a felony for an incident early this morning on Cooper Street. Read more.

By - 6/19/16 - 6:54 pm
Coast Guard cutter and kayaks in Boston Harbor

John Gage shows us the difference in scale between a Coast Guard cutter at the North End base and a couple of kayaks in Boston Harbor.

By - 6/16/16 - 9:54 pm reports on a developer's plans for Cross Street, which is more of a parking lot between Hanover and Salem streets along the Greenway.

By - 6/11/16 - 11:31 am
Burned out BMW in the North End

Outside 190 North St. last night. A 311 complaint this morning reads:

Totalled BMW set on fire last night

By - 6/8/16 - 11:22 am
Boat doing donuts in inner Boston Harbor

Follow Cookie watched a boat doing donuts in the inner harbor this morning.

By - 5/24/16 - 11:11 pm

The Boston Fire Department blames "careless disposal of smoking material" for a fire called in around 1:45 a.m. on Friday in the rear of 28 Parmenter St. in the North End.

This fire only did an estimated $5,000 in damage, to the roof of a one-story extension to the four-story occupied building, but firefighters were on scene until 3:35 a.m.

A neighbor adds the fire is particularly concerning because workers from a couple of nearby businesses use the rear of 28 Parmenter as a smoking area all the time.

By - 5/21/16 - 9:46 am
No swings on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

ItalianInBoston was startled last night to notice the swinging seats on the Greenway near the North End were just gone. Read more.

By - 5/10/16 - 8:16 am
Commercial Street cycletrack in Boston

Adam Castiglioni checked up on the progress on the Commercial Street cycletrack - a dedicated lane, complete with barriers, for bicycles.

By - 5/8/16 - 10:40 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a hoverboard that burst into flames forced the evacuation of a three-apartment building at 406 Hanover St. in the North End tonight. Read more.

By - 4/14/16 - 7:50 am 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 - 4/7/16 - 10:36 am

The Globe reports Clear Channel will remove a billboard denying the Armenian holocaust happened, just up the street from the site of an annual commemoration of that holocaust. The company says the ad was put up by mistake.

By - 4/6/16 - 9:43 pm
Billboard that denies the Armenian holocaust in the North End

UPDATE: Billboard ad to be taken down.

No, not the World War II holocaust, but the World War I holocaust in which Turks slaughtered Armenians. Elizabeth Weinbloom forwarded a photo of a new billboard over Cross and Salem streets, just up Cross from the Greenway's Armenian Heritage Park, site of the annual commemoration of the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians in the old Ottoman Empire. Read more.

By - 3/16/16 - 2:01 pm

On March 22, 2016 the New England Diversity Council will be hosting their Women in Leadership Symposium at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. This symposium will bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations.

By - 2/23/16 - 2:26 pm

A judge sentenced Abderrahim Dakiri, 34, of East Boston, to two years of probation after finding him guilty of assault and battery for a 2015 incident involving a passenger in his Uber car, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/12/16 - 5:32 pm

The Boston Licensing Board this week granted valuable full-liquor licenses to several North End restaurants that say they need to fend off advances from fancier places on the waterfront.

But with only a total of ten of the new licenses to dole out - and several of those already awarded - the board also denied requests from several restaurants in the North End, on the waterfront and in some other neighborhoods. Read more.

By - 2/3/16 - 2:43 pm

Prince Spaghetti commercial - a classic

On this Prince Spaghetti Day in the Italian North End, observe a moment of silence for Mary Fiumara, who stuck her head out a window and yelled "Anthony! Anthony!"

By - 1/29/16 - 9:28 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday deferred any action on the 12 requests it had for a small number of valuable "all alcohol" licenses it suddenly got to dole out this year. Read more.

By - 1/27/16 - 5:55 pm
Cantina Italiana in Boston's North End

Chianti no longer enough, North End restaurants say.

A series of hearings on licenses to serve all kinds of liquor today turned into something of a battle between the North End, where restaurants that traditionally serve nothing harder than aperitifs want to up their game and the South Boston waterfront, where lawyers say more hard-liquor licenses are desperately needed to quench the thirsts of the thousands of new residents, workers and visitors flooding the once desolate area. Read more.

By - 1/27/16 - 5:01 pm
Clothesline in use in the North End

Some residents still use the old ways to dry clothes in the North End. And why not?