The Weekender: Alcohol Abutters Meeting, Notable News, “Spirited Alleyway” and More!

Summarizing the top posts from the past week at, catch up on all the news and stories you may have missed!

Top 5 Posts of the Week:

View full video coverage of the meeting.
View full video coverage of the meeting.

Local Restaurants Receive Community Support for All-Alcohol License Upgrades [Video]

Going through the meeting one applicant at a time, the North End held an abutters meeting for local restaurants who are applying for an upgrade to an all-alcoholic beverage license. View the post for complete video coverage of the meeting.

Notable News: Bridge Dismantling, DiMasi’s Pension, ‘Boston in Flux,’ Restaurant Fireplaces, and More!

Taking the time to search and scan news outlets every week to bring you one concise, informative post, read the latest articles covering the North End / Waterfront. Read the post for Boston’s lost landmarks, Historic Seaport bridge coming down, and more!

Life on the Corner: Enough is Enough

Exploring the paradox of living in the North End, keeping city planners away from a neighborhood where they would love to raise those “tired, old buildings.” North Enders love the narrow streets and hidden alleys that city planners despise. Read the article for more on why the author wants the city to, “leave us alone and let us decide how we want to live.”

The latest "neighborhood photo" courtesy of Bob Somerville.
The latest “neighborhood photo” courtesy of Bob Somerville.

Neighborhood Photo: “Spirited Alleyway”

The first significant snowfall of this winter season brought some nice winter scenery in the neighborhood, like this photo taken the morning after the storm, on Salutation Street, view the photo.

Downtown View: Sestercentennial

Now that it is 2016, this column is looking forward 10 years to the 250th birthday of America, begging the question, “what are we celebrating for?” Specifically in Massachusetts, the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre takes place in 2020, the Boston Tea Party’s 250th in 2023, the battles of Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill, are in 2025.  Read the article for more on why Boston civic leaders should start planning for the occasions.

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Notice: Eversource to Begin 6-8 Week Reliability Project

A “heads up” to residents living on Salem Street between Parmenter Street and Prince Street, Eversource to will be starting a 6-8 week reliability project, bringing parking restrictions, construction, and temporary modifications to traffic patterns, read the post.