NEWF Weekly Latest and Greatest: Dirty Deeds and Fireworks

Overwhelmed with too many posts? We get it. It’s Conor to the rescue with this quick rundown of the top posts from the past week on Everything from billboards to fireworks and even dirty deeds.


Video: Late Night Girly Dirty Deeds in North End
This could be a new low for this website, but as Mark B. says with this turdy video and photo, “a new level of outrage is appropriate.” Last night at 3:30 am, his security camera picked up one of two girls walking by New Spin Laundry at Bartlett Place off Salem Street. One of them took a dump on the side of the curb where a new pocket park is due to be installed soon. Continue Reading

Yes, Billboards are in Beacon Hill and the North End (Even if They’re Illegal)
It was recently asked on this site whether the billboards existing in the North End would be allowed in Beacon Hill? We received an amazingly comprehensive answer from a presumed expert and anti-billboard advocate, Rachel Thurlow of the “Scenic Massachusetts” group. The short answer is “Yes” … they exist in Beacon Hill just as in the North End, largely because the regulations against nonconforming and illegal billboards are not enforced. Continue Reading

Fireworks Return to Boston Harbor for Labor Day Weekend [Photos and Video]
As a Labor Day weekend grand finale to Summer on the Waterfront, the Boston Harbor Association and City of Boston put on a special fireworks show over Boston Harbor on Saturday night. The show was the highlight of this weekend’s annual Boston “ähts” Festival going on at Christopher Columbus Park. The concept was initially crafted by TBHA through a successful Kickstarter campaign to bring back summer fireworks to Boston Harbor. Continue Reading

Moving Day Aftermath – Trash Pile Photos
The photos continue to come in about piles (and piles) of moving-related trash on the North End streets. You won’t want to miss taking a look at these mountains of trash. Continue Reading


Boston’s “Top Cop” Commissioner Ed Davis Speaks to North End Chamber of Commerce and Receives Appreciation Plaque [Video]
The North End Chamber of Commerce welcomed Police Commissionor Ed Davis, affectionately known as Boston’s Top Cop, at Tuesday’s meeting where he spoke about neighborhood public safety. The Commissioner also talked about his experience and police response after the Boston Marathon attacks. Specific to the North End, Commissioner Davis addressed recent efforts to increase enforcement with respect to motorcycle noise and the ongoing investigation into a past string of sexual assaults. Continue Reading

Video: St. Anthony’s Feast – Scenes from the 10 Hour Grand Procession in Boston’s North End
Beginning with the emergence of the statue of San Antonio through the day to the Grand Finale at night, this video has it all. Get in your final Ba Da Da Da’s from the Feast of All Feasts. Also included is the procession in honor of Santa Lucia (St. Lucy) with fireworks. Continue Reading

Greenway Carousel Opening Day – Photo Gallery
Anticipation was high leading up to the Grand Opening of the Greenway Carousel on Labor Day weekend. Now that construction crews have receded, the new yellow and white capped custom carousel is clearly visible and open within the tree-covered park area, renamed the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove. Continue Reading