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By adamg - 9/28/23 - 12:34 pm
Coast Guard ice breaker docked at Coast Guard station in the North End

Eric Bender got a good view of the Thunder Bay, a Coast Guard ice breaker that was docked at the Coast Guard station off Commercial Street in the North End yesterday. It's normally berthed in Rockland, ME, where it goes out on the more frigid winter days to bust up the ice in the Penobscot River.

By adamg - 8/29/23 - 3:10 pm

While kids at South Bay and Downtown Crossing were getting all the police and media attention, kids over at the St. Anthony's Feast in the North End were busy brawling it up down by Langone Park on Commercial Street late Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/23 - 10:07 pm

A woman somehow wound up in Boston Harbor off Steriti Rink around 9:50 p.m. Boston Police officers, the first on scene, quickly spotted her holding onto a piling. Two divers from the Boston Fire Department jumped in the water and got her onto a State Police boat, which took her to the State Police dock near the Charles River Dam for transportation to a nearby hospital.

By adamg - 1/7/23 - 1:25 pm

Mayor Wu and state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz this week announced the city will build a new community center next to the Mirabella Pool on Commercial Street. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/21 - 9:53 pm
New Coast Guard cutter

One of the new cutters, well away from a dock. Photo by USCG.

The Coast Guard goes before the Boston Conservation Commission next week for permission to replace two piers and install new floating docks at its base off Hanover and Commercial streets to allow it to dock six new larger cutters currently under construction in Louisiana. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/21 - 11:04 pm

Tonight we learned, via the city's answers to separate 311 complaints, that it might be best to wait until dog waste left by inconsiderate dog owners has turned kind of solid before contacting 311. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 11:43 am
Proposed 25 Atlantic Ave. residential building

Rendering by MGF Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a five-story, six-unit residential building on the triangular lot where Commercial Street ends at Atlantic Avenue in the North End. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/20 - 10:02 am

Boston Police report arresting a New York man on charges he tried to steal a bicycle from a Commercial Street shop yesterday, threw paving stones through its window when he was foiled and then tried to kick and spit at police officers who caught up with him. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/20 - 11:04 am
Rat tracks in the snow in the North End

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about all the rats at Lewis and Commercial streets in the North End. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/19 - 11:41 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on the end of yet another old-time Boston bar, this time the Four Winds on Commercial Street in the North End.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 9:01 am

The new Eliot School building on Commercial Street opened to students yesterday. This morning, several concerned citizens filed 311 complaints, including this one, about the problems kids are having crossing what could be the North End's busiest, widest street, just off what could be its busiest, widest intersection:

No crossing guard for Eliot school on commercial street. Traffic is treacherous. Drivers are crazy. Someone's going to get hurt.

By adamg - 8/20/19 - 10:08 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on the impending opening of the new Eliot School building at 585 Commercial St., which once served as headquarters for Mitt Romney's failed 2012 presidential bid.

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 10:09 am
Crane in the North End

The scene. Photo by JraK.

WHDH reports a woman suffered life-threatening injuries this morning after being struck by construction debris, possibly knocked off an Atlantic Avenue building by a construction crane. JraK reports the woman was walking a dog at the time.

By adamg - 6/1/19 - 10:28 pm

Boston Police report officers arrested a man wanted for three armed robberies this week - after first watching him conduct several drug transactions on Salem Street Friday night. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/19 - 7:59 am
Sky in the North End

For getting up early, Hannah Armstrong was rewarded with a nice sunrise over Commercial Street in the North End.

MMad shows us the sunrise was just as nice in Quincy: Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/19 - 11:06 am

A woman who was apparently angry at the world in general and at the staff at Sissy K's in particular early one January morning opened up the bar manager's forehead with a single punch due to the large ring she was wearing, police and the manager told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/19 - 12:32 pm
People gathered in a ring in the North End to commemorate the Great Molassses Flood

Bostonians this morning lined the perimeter of the Purity Distilling Co.'s leaky, 50-foot-tall molasses tank, which burst around 12:40 p.m. on Jan. 15, 1919, creating a gooey flood that killed 21 Bostonians and a number of horses and destroyed buildings in its path. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/17 - 11:45 pm

A disgusted North End resident files a complaint about the wire-munching rats that have been ceaselessly chomping on his or her engine on Commercial Street: Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/17 - 9:01 pm
Freedom Trail in the North End

Julia Murphy saw this at Prince Street where Commercial turns into Causeway in the North End and basically thought: "Uhhh."

By adamg - 6/27/17 - 10:11 am
New Commercial Street bike path

Seasoned Boston bicyclist Greg Hum is loving the new dedicated bike lanes on Commercial Street in the North End:

Is this Boston or am I dreaming?!?! New 2way protected commercial st cycle track is BOMB.

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