This weekly compilation of the most popular posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com is crafted every weekend for your convenience. The past week has brought the “Canoe Man” back, a 2:00am closing time for Goody Glover’s, Johnny Depp’s new movie filming in the neighborhood, and more!
Top Posts This Week:
Another movie will be filming in the neighborhood, this time its “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp. The filming will take place on May 29th from 10am – 9pm around the Margaret Street area. The movie is based on the book by two Globe reporters, recounting the story of Whitey Bulger, Billy Bulger, FBI agent John Connolly and the FBI’s witness protection program. View Post
What’s becoming a sure sign of summer, the first few sightings of the “canoe man.” A man who paddles around the harbor in his canoe and gets off at various docks to do karate moves and has a history of screaming at people passing by. View Post
A few conclusive photos from residents who spotted George Takei, aka Star Trek’s Sulu, on the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) this past week. These pictures clearly show the helmsman of the USS Enterprise touring the North End with a costumed Paul Revere / colonial guide. Read More
The last time a closing hour was extended to 2:00am at an establishment in the North End was 2011 with The Living Room. Going against the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), the three person city Licensing Board approved the request for the time extension. View Post
A couple pieces of noteworthy neighborhood information was addressed at last weeks NEWRA meeting. As part of Boston Shines, the Public Works department powerwashed the sidewalks on Hanover and Salem Street. Starting May 13th, the trees will be pruned on Hanover Street and the close-to-dead lights will be removed from the branches. View Post for more information and additional projects around the neighborhood.
What is sure to be a developing story and a contentious issue over the next several weeks will be the trash policies in the North End. The new trash contract is set to go into effect on July 1, 2014 with two hauler’s, Capitol Waste and Sunrise Scavengers responding to the city’s request for proposals for residential trash pickup. Watch the video of the meeting and read more.
A staple in the North End neighborhood for generations has spread their wings further down Hanover Street. Last week, Modern Pastry opened up their extension to their store, complete with seating and liquor to accompany your pastries. View Post
It should be an interesting one with the weather – be sure to enjoy the weekend!