Police & Fire

North End Resident Elected VP of Mass Bar Assn

From the Massachusetts Bar Association:

*Boston, MA* – North End resident Douglas K. Sheff has been elected vice president of the Massachusetts Bar Association for the 2009-10 year, beginning on Sept. 1. Senior partner at Sheff Law Offices in Boston, Sheff is a nationally renowned brain injury litigation expert and specializes in all aspects of personal injury law.

A past president of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Sheff has been appointed Trustee of the National College of Advocacy, which provides superior education and training for trial lawyers across the United States. Sheff is also a director of the Belli Society, an international group of distinguished trial attorneys and he has been awarded the ORT Award for integrity in the law.

Police & Fire

Weekly North End Police Log – August 21, 2009

Selected incidents from this week’s Boston Police Journal Log for the North End/Waterfront neighborhood. Larceny – 08/14/09 12:30am Victim reports on Atlantic Ave. an unknown person broke the lock off and stole her black moped. Unarmed Robbery – 08/16/09 11:00pm Victim reports on Hanover St., he put his cell phone into the pocket of his Read More…

Event Notices

NEWRA Celebrates at Summer Party

Last night was the Annual Summer Party for the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). The big occasion was held at the Pilot House which was packed with residents spilling out onto the harborside patio on a steamy night. With great food, desserts and a staffed bar, fun was had by all. NEWRA’s summer party seems Read More…

Real Estate

Compromise Reached on Salem Street Barber Shop Expansion and Roof Deck

One of the most contentious issues at recent neighborhood meetings has been resolved through a compromise between abutters at 44 Prince Street and the owner of 113/113A Salem Street, Arthur Caras. The Barber Shop expansion was a hotly debated issue with neighbors complaining about the roof deck that would be on top of the 2-story Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Release Sketch of North End Flasher

Boston Police released a sketch of a suspect responsible for an incident of open and gross lewdness in the North End. Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in this matter. Detectives urge community members to come forward with any information regarding this incident. Boston Police continue to increase patrols to the area and have Read More…

Health & Environment Police & Fire

Heat Wave Advisory – NE Pool Open Late

The City of Boston has issued a Heat Wave Advisory (as if we didn’t know it was hot). More importantly, if you or someone you know is suffering from this heat, they can go to one of the City’s “Cooling Centers” that will stay open until 10 p.m. The closest is the Nazarro Community Center, Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Investigation of Weekend Lewdness Continues

The investigation continues regarding the indecent exposure incident in the North End in the early morning hours on Saturday around Unity Street and Unity Court. The Boston Globe is reporting that there is no confirmation whether this incident is related to the sexual assaults in April of this year, which are still open cases. In Read More…


Resident To Compete In Ironman For Charity

You may have seen Jon Larson running around the neighborhood and he has a lot of training yet in front of him. The North End/Waterfront resident has been selected to compete in this year’s Ironman in Kona, Hawaii and he is using the exposure to benefit the patients in the joint Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Care Read More…

Business Health & Environment Transportation

Montreal’s BIXI Wins Boston Bike-Share Contract

And the winner is … BIXI!?!?! Boston has selected a vendor for its pilot bike-share program called the BIXI system coming from Public Bike System out of Montreal. BIXI is now operational in its home city and set to start a program in London.  It might be a bit surprising that the Municipal Area Planning Read More…

Police & Fire

Indecent Exposure Incident in North End

=A police report from Area A-1 has been filed regarding an incident of indecent exposure last night (Saturday, August 15, 2009) around Unity Street/Unity Court. About 3:15am, a hispanic male, 30-35 years old, 5 feet 6-8 inches, bushy eyebrows, weighing 160 pounds approached the female victim as she was walking and started talking. When she Read More…

Real Estate

Yacht Haven Goes For $8 Million at Auction

Today’s auction for Yacht Haven, the bankrupt property off Commercial Wharf, brought an $8 million top bid from an unknown buyer. The identity is likely to be disclosed next week when papers are filed. The amount is less than the $10.1 million mortgage held by the bank, but probably more than the expectation from the Read More…