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By adamg - 6/25/20 - 9:51 am

A woman who suffered permanent injuries in 2017 when a chimney on Charter Street in the North End collapsed on the hammock she was in is suing the hammock company, charging it not only failed to warn people that attaching hammocks to brick structures might be dangerous, it actually encouraged the practice through a photo-caption contest. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/20 - 11:20 pm

City of Boston Licensing Board: Emergency Informational Hearing for North End Licensees 6-24-20

Most North End restaurants are complying with state and city Covid-19 regulations, but those that aren't can expect to have their new patio areas shut immediately, city licensing officials told restaurant owners today. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/20 - 11:12 am

The Boston Licensing Board has scheduled an emergency hearing for tomorrow on "the numerous complaints" both the board and ISD have gotten about lack of compliance with state requirements for social distancing, facial coverings and sanitizing and with city regulations allowing restaurants to put seats on parking spaces out front during the current state of emergency. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 8:42 pm

Michlewitz zooms in on statue, other issues.

Mayor Walsh vowed tonight that Christopher Columbus will not stay headless. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 2:49 pm

In his defense of Christopher Columbus Park and the Columbus statue yesterday, state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz made it sound like both projects were always meant to honor the proud "North End people" of Italian descent, and that nothing should be done to either without their consent. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/20 - 5:47 pm

Headless statue in windless park. Photo by Rob C.

State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz says people need to look beyond Christopher Columbus's reputation as a cruel murderer of both natives and the Spaniards he led and consider the history of the North End and how the statue represents both some of the neighborhood's original Italian immigrants and the fight to keep the North End from becoming an overbuilt district of expensive condos. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/20 - 9:35 pm

A fed up citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation at Parmenter and Richmond streets in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/20 - 10:07 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the temporary bridge next to the North Washington Street bridge will carry traffic for the next couple of years while the old bridge is replaced with a new permanent span.

By adamg - 5/27/20 - 11:22 pm
Coast Guard cutter at dusk in the North End

Adam Castiglioni walked along Boston Harbor near the Coast Guard base as the sun went down this evening.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 9:26 am

Northendwaterfront.com reports that the Prince Street Dog Park is once again open, but with some new rules - Only ten people are allowed in at a time, they have to stay six feet apart and all the balls and common water bowls have been taken out. Also, don't be piggy at the dog park: If you've been there awhile and there are other people and pets waiting to get in, say your woofy goodbyes and take your leave.

By adamg - 5/11/20 - 4:07 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 5/11/20

Mayor Walsh said today that city transportation planners have started looking at expanding sidewalks out into the street, at least temporarily, to give restaurants and other businesses more room to conduct business as the weather gets nicer and they're still constrained by Covid-19 social-distancing requirements. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/20 - 10:41 am

WBZ interviews the owner of Kowloon in Saugus and a North End restaurateur about life after the shutdown ends - and how they're thinking about how to adapt to reduced seating capacities.

By adamg - 5/7/20 - 10:41 pm

A federal judge in Boston yesterday shaved five years off Leo Oladimu's sentence for conspiring to blow up the Holocaust Memorial, the Zakim Bridge or something of importance to African Americans in an attempt to spark a "racial holy war" in 2001. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/20 - 9:42 pm

The feast of all feasts

Organizers of the St. Anthony's Feast announced today they've called off the annual August celebration because of Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 12:00 pm

Publishers Weekly reports on the problems I Am Books on North Street and other indie bookshops are having getting GoFundMe to disburse the funds people donated to help keep them going in Covid-19 times.

By adamg - 4/8/20 - 11:17 am
Calm Boston Harbor from Christopher Columbus Park

Gary C went for a walk in Christopher Columbus Park this morning.

By adamg - 4/3/20 - 9:29 am

BostonIrish details the episodes of "Gaeil Bhoston," an Irish documentary series. The series is in Irish, but has English subtitles.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 8:00 pm
Nobody in Mike's Patry on Hanover Street

617-Taxicab stopped in front of Mike's on Hanover Street around 5:20 p.m.

Never seen before. Not a single customer.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 7:46 pm

BPS today alerted parents of students at the Eliot K-8 School in the North End that it is closing all three of its building tomorrow for a week because somebody affiliated with the school has tested positive for Covid-19.

In e-mail, School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius wrote: Read more.

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