The Weekender: Crime Spree, Blinstrub’s, Long Wharf Decision, Trump March, Prado and Bikes Over Bricks

There was a lot going on in the neighborhood this week. Catch up with the most read articles on

Suspects Sought in Vinoteca Di Monica Break-in & Mike’s Pastry Robbery

There were two troubling daytime thefts this week of high profile North End businesses. On Monday, a Mike’s Pastry employee was robbed on Hanover Street while bringing nearly $10,000 in cash to the Citizens Bank across the street. On Wednesday morning, a man broke into Vinoteca Di Monica Restaurant at 143 Richmond Street stealing $250 from a cash register. Read more.

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Life on the Corner: The North End Rat Pack

Question: where do a bunch of lounge lizards, bar flies and mid-level wise guys go when they want a night on the town with booze and showgirls? Answer: to a fancier bar room, of course. And, if it were the middle of the last century in Boston the only place to go would be Blinstrub’s Village. Read more.

Notch Another Win for “North End Ten” in Long Wharf Case

The decade-long effort to protect Long Wharf‘s open space by a group of current and former North End residents (dba, the North End Ten) received another win this week with a Superior Court judgement. Read more.

Pro and Anti Trump Groups March in North End

A pro-Trump rally at the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) in Boston’s North End on Saturday was met with a counter demonstration as the two groups marched through the neighborhood toward Boston Common. Read more.

Cycle Track Construction to Remove Most Brick on Atlantic Avenue Sidewalks

One of the longest, widest stretches of brick sidewalks in the North End / Waterfront neighborhood will disappear this Spring to make way for dedicated bike lanes, called cycle tracks. Read more.

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Prado Restoration Kickoff Meeting Focuses on Priorities

The long-awaited process to restore the crumbling Paul Revere Mall, known as The Prado, began this week with a kickoff community meeting. Read more.