The Weekender: BRA Suit Over Long Wharf, Pomodoro Restaurant Seeks New Location

Take a moment to skim through the Weekender and see if there is anything you missed over the last week.  We put together the most popular posts on, allowing you to catch up on the things you may have missed. 

Top Posts This Week:

Long Wharf - Eastern End (Photo by Matt Conti)
Long Wharf – Eastern End (Photo by Matt Conti)

BRA Wants a Long Wharf Restaurant Bad Enough to Sue the National Park Service

The long debate over the future of the end of the Long Wharf has once resulted in the matter being taken to court. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has filed suit against the National Park Service (NPS), claiming that the NPS previously approved the BRA’s project in 2009, only to reverse its stance in 2013 after a North End group organized to “Save Long Wharf.” Read More

North End Innovation: Turning Tree Stumps Into Sidewalk Potholes

A traffic cone has been the placeholder after the city removed a tree planted along the sidewalk on Parmenter Street in the North End. The tree was cut to a stump before the cone was set in place, leaving a hole in the sidewalk with dispersed bricks. View Post

bpd logo district a-1 clearPolice Blotter: Breaking and Entering Results in Stolen Goods

Two different cases of breaking and entering result in a plethora of stolen goods. Forcing entry either through the screened window or front door, electronics, jewlery and money were among the items stolen. Continue Reading

Residents’ Association Opposes Pomodoro Restaurant Move on Hanover Street

Pomodoro, the Italian restaurant currently located at 319 Hanover Street wants to move to 204 Hanover Street, former location of High Gear Jewelry. Both neighborhood groups have come out against the plan. See the NEWRA meeting video as well as the NEWNC meeting video for the debate.

Photo Gallery: Procession of Madonna delle Grazie in Boston’s North End

The feast and processions continue to rule the North End summer. This past weekend was Madonna Delle Grazie, with complete photo coverage by Matt Conti. View Post

Editor’s Pick’s:

Polcari’s at the corner of Salem & Parmenter streets.
Polcari’s at the corner of Salem & Parmenter streets.

Neighborhood Photo: Polcari’s Famous Lemon Slush

A North End summer classic for North Enders means the famous lemon slush at Polcari’s. The $2 treat served on the corner of Salem & Parmenter streets has been a summer classic for generations. View Post

Extensive Sewer Work Set to Begin in North End / Waterfront

Although the schedule has not been finalized, inspections have been completed and sewer reconstruction is expected to start. Most of the work will be done during the day, some will extend into the nighttime hours as necessary. Read More

Have a great weekend!