North End

By - 3/16/19 - 11:01 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports a Charter Street resident who went out to walk her dog Wednesday morning came home to find her door open and two guys in her son's room - who rushed out of the apartment after one put a gun up to her face.

By - 3/15/19 - 2:58 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports residents of 454-464 Hanover St. were given a short time to gather some belongings before they had to flee.

By - 3/7/19 - 9:24 am

Mayor Walsh today announced a set of initiatives to make Boston roads safer and less clogged that include lowering the default citywide speed limit from 25 to 20 m.p.h., dedicated bus lanes on Brighton Avenue in Allston and North Washington Street along the North End, special pickup/drop-off lanes for Uber and Lyft cars - but also rush-hour surcharges for riding in them - and free T passes for all students in grades 7 through 12, regardless of whether they're BPS students. Read more.

By - 2/28/19 - 10:34 am

Extreme Lunch Seagull Swallows Rat in Boston

Never mind the Goat, we've got the Seagull - and a British tourist was there to record it all on Salem Street in the North End - and provide appropriately horrified commentary, because nothing like this ever happens in jolly old England.

Via Megan Johnson.

By - 2/5/19 - 9:00 pm

Don't let the media - especially the out-of-town Boston haters - deceive you into thinking that small pack of no doubt alcohol-infused bros from Sudbury or New Hampshire or some other sad excuse of a place got into their shirt-tearing brawl at the Patriots parade. Read more.

By - 2/2/19 - 8:02 pm
Firefighters in Trattoria il Panino kitchen

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire in the kitchen ceiling at Trattoria il Panino, 280 Hanover St., went to two alarms and caused an estimated $150,000 in damage. Read more.

By - 1/18/19 - 12:25 pm
Boat seen through a chain in Boston Harbor

Roving UHub photographer Caroline D. spotted some boats through a spyhole, well, a link in a chain, on Lewis Wharf this morning.

By - 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 - 1/14/19 - 9:52 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the Living Room on Atlantic Avenue is closing Jan. 19, in one of those lease things that seem to be driving more and more local restaurants and gathering spots out of business.

By - 1/14/19 - 10:12 am
Molasses tank as seen from elevated railroad along Commercial Street

Pre-explosion view of tank from Commercial Street el, from Boston City Archives.

The Boston Archaeology Program, Parks Department and Landmarks Commission will commemorate the 21 people who died in a flood of molasses on Jan. 15, 1919, in a ceremony that starts at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Langone Park in the North End - near where a tank of hot molasses burst, sending a flood of girder-bending goo down Commercial Street.

Other molasses-related events.

By - 1/10/19 - 9:17 am

No, not the sweet smell that would rise every summer from the North End. Pacific Standard explains how the disaster on Jan. 15, 1919 led to dramatic changes in the way cities and states regulate construction projects to reduce the odds of shoddy work leading to catastrophe (we saw a similar thing after the Cocoanut Grove with fire-safety regulations).

Events marking the 100th anniversary of the Flood.

By - 1/9/19 - 11:17 am

High-end family dining is coming to the North End. Jennifer Royale says her Table by Jen Royle "private dinner club" at 445 Hanover St. will feature large bowls and platters that diners seated at the two long tables will pass along as they go from course to course. Read more.

By - 1/3/19 - 4:06 pm
Molasses flood aftermath

Stephen Puleo, who literally wrote the book about the 1919 Great Molasses Flood (Dark Tide), will give a talk on the deadly, brown, gooey tsunami at the BPL on Jan. 15 - 100 years to the day after a shoddy, 50-foot-tall molasses tank on Commercial Street in the North End exploded, sending a deep river of warm molasses along the waterfront at 35 m.p.h., killing 21 people and several horses, demolishing a fire house and warping the elevated tracks that then ran above the street. Read more.

By - 12/28/18 - 3:35 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters were summoned to a fire at 94 Endicott St. in the North End around 5:14 a.m. by a resident who thought to use a street fire-alarm box when calling 911 from a phone didn't work - from the same location where the world's first ever municipal fire-box alarm was pulled in 1852. Read more.

By - 12/12/18 - 11:26 am
Proposed elderly housing at 41 North Margin St. in the North End

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved a plan to convert the Knights of Columbus building at 41 North Margin St. in the North End into 23 apartments for senior citizens. Read more.

By - 12/9/18 - 2:20 pm
Santa Claus gets out of helicopter in the North End

Adam Castiglioni watched Santa land in the North End today.

Jessica Kent watched his descent:

By - 10/31/18 - 8:25 pm

Boston Police report six arrests during the Red Sox rolling rally - including the guy charged with hitting Alex Cora with a can of beer. Read more.

By - 10/18/18 - 10:28 pm
Tunnel dog

UPDATE: Owner and dog reunited.

Kathryn R. Burton reports:

This pup was found in North End, after a 93 tunnel expedition. Boston Fire officer walking him around, trying to find parent. 392 Hanover Street is where he will be - Boston Fire House

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

NorthEndWaterfront.com 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?