North End

By - 10/15/18 - 10:10 pm

MassDOT said today it will be a temporary bridge next to the North Washington Street bridge next year so that people can continue to get between the North End and Charlestown until the old bridge is permanently replaced by 2023. Read more.

By - 9/18/18 - 9:51 am reports a North End/Waterfront Residents Association meeting on the proposed modern building on Cross Street where a Starbucks was originally planned grew so heated an association member called on the sergeant at arms to restore calm. What, your neighborhood association doesn't have a sergeant at arms?

By - 9/11/18 - 8:28 pm

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the lazy rat sauntering down Lewis Street in the middle of the day like nobody's business:

Big fat RAT strolling about on Lewis St in broad daylight! Situation in North End is obviously out of control. Rats are not running anymore!

By - 8/30/18 - 11:42 pm
Harbor fireworks

Rob Littlefield had a good seat for tonight's Illuminate the Harbor fireworks.

He wasn't alone: Read more.

By - 8/30/18 - 9:19 am alerts us that Boston Harbor Now, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and the Wharf District Council are sponsoring fireworks, starting at 8:30 p.m. to mark the end of summer.

By - 8/29/18 - 6:20 pm
41 North Margin St. rendering

Architect's rendering.

The East Boston Community Development Corp. and Affirmative Investments, Inc. have filed plans with the BPDA to convert the Knights of Columbus Hall at 41 North Margin St. into 23 affordable apartments for senior citizens and to build a small addition that the Knights of Columbus would continue to use. Read more.

By - 8/10/18 - 1:05 pm

UPDATE: The Sail Loft cleared inspection Aug. 11 and was allowed to re-open.

A small fire this morning at the Sail Loft, 80 Atlantic Ave. left the restaurant filled with smoke and water. ISD ordered the restaurant to remain shut until it can clean up all the smoke-laden surfaces, remove the water and fix a wall in the kitchen that was damaged by the fire. The restaurant will also need to pass building and electrical inspections.

By - 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 - 7/31/18 - 7:55 am
Bird scooters in the North End

Roving UHub photographer Gary Chase spotted these two Bird rental scooters in the North End on Saturday. Riders are supposed to stay out of Boston, at least for now.

Meanwhile, Cambridge told the company to get its scooters out of that city, at least until officials can come up with some regulations, the Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 7/23/18 - 5:49 pm
Truck about to go crunch in the Callahan Tunnel

EastieStrong, who just wants to get home, reports both lanes into the Callahan are way backed up due to a tractor-trailer with a driver with good enough reflexes to avoid having his vehicle peeled back like a can of sardines - so chalk this up as a near storrowing.

By - 7/16/18 - 10:37 am

Boston Police report arresting a Connecticut man for break-ins at a North End residential building early Sunday. Read more.

By - 7/8/18 - 11:14 pm

Matthew Gregoire surveys the scene at North Marginal and Cooper streets.

By - 7/6/18 - 9:37 pm reports Mayor Walsh is asking Starbucks to withdraw its proposal for a Venti-sized Frappuccino joint at Cross and Hanover streets as an affront to the North End's culture and history. Read more.

By - 7/4/18 - 4:33 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Matt Frank was among the many people who watched Old Ironsides on its stately cruise from the Charlestown Navy Yard to Castle Island and back again today. Read more.

By - 6/29/18 - 10:47 am reports on a community meeting last night on the proposed Cross Street building that would include a Starbucks (and posts video of the entire meeting, should you enjoy nearly three hours of tenseness and anger).

By - 6/28/18 - 4:45 pm reports.

By - 6/27/18 - 10:34 pm

The Venice Convenience Store, 38 Cooper St., was held up shortly after 10:20 p.m. by a man who brandished a handgun at the clerk. Read more.

By - 6/22/18 - 11:17 am

Boston Police report arresting a Malden woman twice in three hours yesterday, first for allegedly shoplifting stuff at the CVS at 318 Hanover St. and then for trying to grab an employee's purse at the District A-1 station after she was done being booked for the shoplifting. Read more.

By - 6/22/18 - 9:37 am

Last Little Italy

Via comes Rocco Capano's interviews with a number of North End cafe and restaurant owners about their opposition to a proposed Starbucks on Cross Street at Hanover, at the entrance to the neighborhood. Read more.

By - 6/10/18 - 9:57 pm
Egret in Boston Harbor

Roving UHub photographer Noah Sachs was ambling along Long Wharf today when he spotted two unusual white items in the water: A great egret - and John Henry's $90-millon super-yacht, the Elysian: Read more.