Monthly Archives: December 2009

Christmas Eve Fire at Quincy Market’s Hong Kong

A fire broke out on Christmas Eve at the Hong Kong Restaurant/Bar in Quincy Market. The Chatham Street building was evacuated and no injuries...

Only The Fish Are Happy at the Aquarium

This tweet came across today at 4:30 pm from the Fire Department regarding a water main break at the New England Aquarium at Central...

Weekly Police Journal Log for North End/Waterfront

Here are some notable incidents from this week's Boston Police Journal Log. Larceny from Motor Vehicle 12/19/09          10:30am-11:15am Victim reports his 2000 Chrysler Town & Country van...

H1N1 on the Decline But Health Commission Still Urges Vaccine


You may have noticed the spread of the H1N1 flu decreasing lately in Boston and elsewhere.   In the middle of holiday festivities and to-do lists, you may be asking whether getting the vaccine is still important.  What many people don’t know is that flu season typically lasts through May, and that past pandemics have occurred in waves.  In other words, it’s possible that we will see another increase in H1N1 and/or seasonal flu in the months ahead. 


White Hen Pantry on Hanover St. to be Re-Branded as 7-Eleven...

7-Eleven has acquired the White Hen Pantry brand in New England and plans to convert the franchise into 7-Eleven stores, including the North End...

Trash Pickup on Saturday Instead of Friday This Week

There will be no trash pick-up on Friday, the Christmas holiday. Instead, the trash and recycling pick-up has been re-scheduled for Saturday, December 26. Next...

Yacht Haven Gets a Premium Bid for $9.9 Million

Banker & Tradesman is reporting that Yacht Haven, the marina property near Commercial Wharf, has attracted a premium price and is under agreement for...

Officials Meet for Cross St. Sidewalk Walkthrough

Public officials met last week for a walkthrough of the Cross St. sidewalk plaza area to discuss a potential reconfiguration of the traffic and...

Christmas Letter from Fr. Tom

Arthur A. Lauretano sends in this letter written by Fr. Thomas Nicastro OFM, former teacher and principal of Columbus High School in the North...


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City of Boston Declares Snow Emergency

Mayor Thomas M. Menino today declared that a snow emergency and parking ban will go into effect at 10:00 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 2009....