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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.

By adamg - 6/5/17 - 9:07 am

Lewis/Commercial Street Crosswalk

After a pedestrian was run over at the intersection of Lewis and Commercial streets in the North End on May 15, the city banned parking right at the intersection, to improve sight lines for the motorists who are supposed to stop there (but generally don't). Adam Balsam compiled this video report after he filed 311 reports about cars parked in that spot and the city did nothing.

By adamg - 5/12/17 - 5:30 pm
In case of emergency in the North End

There's no sign like an old sign, in this case on Commercial Street near the Greenway in the North End.

Of course, it also raises the old question: How many cookies did Andrew eat?

By adamg - 12/17/16 - 12:36 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports a local inebriate who was refused entry to the Coast Guard base around midnight tried to fight his way in. A Coast Guard guard subdued him with the help of some pepper spray; he was taken to Mass. General for some pre-booking medical attention.

By adamg - 12/10/16 - 6:57 pm
Santas on a tandem bike in Boston's North End

Erica Mattison watched a pair of Santas wheel down the new dedicated bike lane on Commercial Street in the North End this afternoon as part of a Santa ride.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 10/7/15 - 12:48 pm

A resident cleaning up leaves at the Langone Park bocce courts had to spend a night at Mass. General after being pricked by a discarded needle Monday evening, City Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, East Boston, Charlestown) said today. Read more.

By adamg - 6/12/15 - 5:31 am

Stanley Staco reports it happened around 3 a.m. at Commercial and Charter streets. A third person was taken to the hospital in bad shape. WCVB reports a BMW convertible rolled over. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/15 - 9:52 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a skunk that waddled along both sides of Commercial Street by the bocce courts this morning.

By adamg - 8/23/14 - 7:00 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed around 10:45 p.m., Friday, outside Sissy K's, 6 Commercial St.

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