The Weekender: Kissy Assault on Endicott Street, “Charlestown Bridge” Makeover and the Shaw House Impact

Although it is often said to be the most wonderful time of the year, to many it can seem like the most hectic time of year. Making travel arrangements, holiday parties, charity gatherings, family events and oh, buying presents. Taking a moment to review the week helps wrap up the weekend, as well as allow you to catch up on things that you may have failed to see. No matter what it is, a local story, development plans, or simply North End / Waterfront news. This post allows you to catch up on the top stories from around the neighborhood.

Top Posts This Week:

The design renderings for the “Charlestown Bridge” aim to be more pedestrian friendly, courtesy of Boston Public Works.

Design Renderings for New North Washington Street “Charlestown” Bridge

The long-awaited reconstruction of the North Washington Street Bridge, known to many in the neighborhood as the Charlestown Bridge is finally making progress. Boston Public Works has released image renderings of the project, view here. Also, take a virtual look at the bridge with the Design Video: A Closer Look at the Proposed N. Washington Street / Charlestown Bridge.

Police Blotter: “Give me a kiss and don’t tell my girlfriend” Assault

In addition to the complete incident list provided by the District 1-A Boston police, read about an unusual incident that occurred on Endicott Street. Early in the morning hours, an intoxicated, 28-year-old, red-headed male suspect entered a woman’s foyer after she entered her building and gave a pick up like for the agesView Post

Notable News: “By the Gun” Puts North End on Big Screen, Sacco & Vanzetti Sculpture, Bruins Dennis Seidenberg & More!

The Weekender will certainly help you stay in the loop, but we could not possibly cover every single piece of news around the area. That is why we have the notable news post, a compilation of all the news and views related to the North End / Waterfront from all different types of sources. View post to catch up on the buzz from this week!

Protesters in North End
Protesters in North End

Protesters March Through Downtown Boston Closing Streets, Bridges and Tunnel

Our very own Matt Conti compiled a post covering the thousands of protesters tho marched throughout Downtown Boston in response to the New York City grand jury decision not to indict Eric Garner. Social media did the job, putting you right in the action, view complete coverage.

Life on the Corner: Shaw House

This post has been taken very kindly by North Ender’s who reminisce about the days when government assistance was not around for immigrants. Health insurance and welfare were unknown in the North End, yet they were very fortunate to have a settlement house/social services agency founded by one of the greatest of Boston philanthropists, Pauline Agassiz Shaw. Read Story

Editor’s Pick:

George Hadaya helped organize the toy donations, shown here with Toni Gilardi and his favorite toy
George Hadaya helped organize the toy donations, shown here with Toni Gilardi and his favorite toy. (Photo by Matt Conti)

Overflowing Toys for Tots Donations Pour in at Elite Boston Landmark Realty Annual Drive

Elite Boston Landmark Realty held their 15th annual “Toys for Tots” toy drive, with a cocktail party.  Organized by George Hadaya on behalf of the charity event, dozens of friends and neighbors gathered, as significant contributions came from a wealth of local establishments. View the post for photos and more information.