By all accounts, it has been quite the action packed week in the North End / Waterfront. It started on Monday with the arrest of a suspect for the Valentine’s Day sexual assault, followed by questions about whether it’s a case of mistaken identity. Continuing with the crime theme, don’t miss the police blotter – including a woman who was jumped at the corner of Cooper and Endicott Streets walking home from the grocery store. Plus, a stabbing on Saturday night at the corner of Hanover and Blackstone Streets leading to an arrest of a man from Jamaica Plain. Some neighborhood photos, good and bad – Aerosmith guitarist stops in the Paul Revere Mall for photos for Boston Magazine while neighbors rail against the disturbing poop situation at the Gassy playground. Lastly we end with buzz between NEWNC and NEWRA, stemming from a unification proposal from the Neighborhood Council that was not taken lightly by the Residents Association.
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Updated: Valentine’s Day Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested Outside Nazzaro Center in North End
Boston Police responded to a call from the victim of the Valentine’s Day sexual assault that took place on Unity Street. The male was arrested in a public North End playground, but released upon personal recognizance when questions arose about the identification. View the updated post.
New Playground Game at the Gassy: Swing Around the Dog Poop
Don’t miss this photo from the Gassy, the playground on Prince Street that was covered with dog poop. This concerned resident submitted the photo of the swing area with, “too much dog poop to play!” View Post
Police Blotter: Woman Assaulted and Robbed by Threesome
An Unarmed Robbery occurred on the corner of Cooper and Endicott Streets, walking home after grocery shopping, a woman was pushed to the ground by 2 female and a male suspect. The suspects took her cell phone and debit card before picking her up and fleeing on foot. View the rest of the police blotter.
Stabbing on Saturday Night at Hanover & Blackstone Streets
A stabbing took place Saturday night around midnight at the intersection of Hanover and Blackstone Streets. EMS and Boston Police responded and apprehended the 19-year-old man from Jamaica Plain who was charged with “assault with intent to kill.” View Post
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Shoots Boston Magazine Photo Spread in North End
Don’t miss these photos of Joe Perry, the guitarist from Aerosmith who was on the Prado (Paul Revere Mall) on Tuesday afternoon for a Boston Magazine photo shoot. View the post for more details and several photos.
Neighborhood Council Proposes Unification of North End Boards for Licensing & Zoning Votes
NEWNC proposed a plan to consolidate NEWRA as part of the Neighborhood Council. Read the plan for the unification, including the give-and-take’s of the proposal from newly elected President Phil Frattaroli and the rest of NEWNC members. View Post
NEWRA Response to NEWNC Unification Proposal: “Reality Trumps Nostalgia”
NEWRA responded to the proposal put forth by the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council, insisting that the Residents Association does not intend to go anywhere. View Post
Enjoy the weekend!