A plan to bring a restaurant development to Long Wharf by the Boston Redevelopment Authority has been stalled by a group of North End residents who have brought forward an old map found in Philadelphia, marking the territory as Federally protected space. Speaking of food, is there a better place than the North End to have a “foodie feast?” A group of 17 Boston residents set out to take in all the best food, drinks, and treats the neighborhood has to offer. A duck makes its way down Salem Street while the character and history of the North End has made its way to San Diego. After the sexual assault last week in the North End, view video footage to help catch the suspect and read what Mayor Walsh is asking women do to help keep them safe when walking at night. In addition, officials are also taking heat from neighborhood groups who are requesting that the Government Center Garage project be scaled down. Read about the mystery North End Restaurant that’s up for sale, see if you can figure it out based on clues and location. Many of you will have a new work commute with the closing of the Government Center T stop, set for March 22nd. Massachusetts Republican Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker has publicly spoke of his support to bring Sal DiMasi to a prison closer to home. This week’s weekly roundup also has some food for the history buffs, with a collection of old North End photos and an exhibition of Old Boston maps at the Boston Public Library!
After a man jumped a woman in an attempted sexual assault last week in the North End, A concerned Mayor Martin J. Walsh is urging women to not walk alone after dark and make efforts to walk in pairs. Boston Police have released footage of the alleged attacker’s in a surveillance video. Read more at The Boston Herald.
Despite the Boston Redevelopment Authority approving the redevelopment of the Government Center Garage, three neighborhood groups are appealing the state to urge back on the size of the project. The neighborhood groups are worried about the lack of planning for the garage redevelopment and the additional 10 new developments in the area. Continue reading at the Boston Business Journal.
A group of North End residents have successfully stalled a restaurant development on the end of Long Wharf. The BRA won a court decision last year clearing the way for Doc’s Long Wharf restaurant. But now, a retired National Park Service manager brought forward an old map, claiming the edge of the Long Wharf as “protected space.” Read what else this 1980’s agreement said at The Boston Globe.
Have you seen footage of the suspect who jumped a woman last week in the North End? Take a look at surveillance footage of the man that has Boston Police on the lookout, at Boston.com.
Charlie Baker, the Republican gubernatorial candidate is advocating for the relocation of former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi. DiMasi, who is battling cancer while serving his sentence for corruption, has been requesting to be transferred to a prison closer to home. Read more at The Boston Globe.
Many of you may have noticed the sign above the Government Center T stop, announcing its closing date. The work will begin soon, resulting in two years of construction that aims to improve the connection between the Green and Blue Lines. Read the improvement that the T stop will feature at the conclusion of the project at, Boston Magazine.
Can you guess this restaurant for sale in the North End? Located somewhere on Salem Street, the 650 square foot restaurant is listed for $299,000. It has 24 seats, a small bar, and patio doors, read more clues at, Boston Eater.
A group of 17 people from all over Boston trekked through the 15 degree weather to eat at some of the North End’s best restaurants. They made several stops along their route, enjoying each place for different reasons. See what places they stopped at, the highlights of their meals, and get a feel of their overall experience at, Dish Crawl.
The character and feel of Boston’s North End has made its way to San Diego. The 22,000 square-foot Green Dragon Tavern & Museum is a replica of the North End’s historic Green Dragon Tavern, read more at San Diego Eater.
While some suggest that this duck may have in fact been looking for the Wild Duck, there was a duck taking a stroll down Salem Street last week, making his way through the lovely North End on Valentine’s Day, courtesy of UniversalHub.
Take a look at this collection of old pictures from the North End neighborhood. With several photos from the early to mid 1900’s, some of these photos date back to the early 1800;s, check out the photos on Pinterest.
Many may know about the legendary midnight ride of Paul Revere, but did you know he was an engraver and map maker? This exhibition of “Made in Boston” at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library will only being open until March 10th, read more and view photos of the exhibition at BostonZest.
The history of the Great Molasses Flood that claimed the lives of 21 people continues to be an interesting read, 85 years after the metal tank erupted on Commercial Street, sending a deadly wave of gooey molasses two blocks. The contents of the tank weighed 26 million pounds and had 2.3 million gallons of molasses. Read more at The Andover Townsman.
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