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Police & Fire

Police Journal Log – Week Ending October 1, 2009

Selected incidents from this week’s Boston Police journal log for the North End/Waterfront neighborhood: Larceny from MV 09/25/09          11:26am Victim reports his rented 2000 Toyota Camry was broken into front passenger side window inside of a Clinton St. garage. Removed from the vehicle was a backpack containing camera equipment. Assault & Battery 09/26/09          2:00am Male Read More…

Police & Fire

Bank Robbery (for real) at Sovereign Bank on Hanover St

Sovereign Bank at 287 Hanover StreetBoston Police are reporting  through Twitter that the Sovereign Bank at 287 Hanover Street was robbed Thursday morning. The robber gave a note to the teller, but showed no weapon. The description is white male, 5′ 8″, 30’s, black t-shirt. Although this robbery does not appear to be part of Read More…

Government Meetings Police & Fire

Meeting to Address Late Night Activity

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz invites people to discuss the problems addressed in the recent Boston Globe article, “Culture Clash in the North End” at Thursday’s October 1st NEWNC Public Safety meeting at the Nazzaro Center (30 N. Bennet St.) at 6:30 pm. Check the Calendar for details on all upcoming meetings and events. See also: Read More…

Health & Environment

“Bottle Bill” Expansion Hearing

Massachusetts lawmakers are studying a potential expansion of the state’s 28-year-old beverage container deposit program, generating up to $20 million in new revenues. Among the changes proposed, the addition of bottled water, juice and sports drink containers to the existing redemption program could result in collecting an additional 1.5 billion containers a year. Currently beer, Read More…

Health & Environment

City’s Street Improvement Team Coming to North End on Thursday, October 1st

**NOTE: THERE IS A CHANGE IN DATE AND LOCATION. THE UPDATED INFORMATION IS SHOWN BELOW.** From the City’s Office of Neighborhood Services: The City’s Street Improvement Team is coming to the North End on Thursday, October 1st. They will be in the neighborhood between 9am-1pm on Cross St between Hanover and North Streets (closer to Read More…

Community Food & Drink Police & Fire

Globe Highlights “Culture Clash” in North End

In a front page article, the Boston Globe highlights the changes happening in the neighborhood. (“Culture Clash in the North End” by Jenna Russell, September 29, 2009). The reporter presents the various sides of the issues relating to late-night revelry and how it is conflicting with the interests of North End residents. Your humble editor Read More…

Police & Fire

Lawsuit Filed Over Hanover Street Incident From March 2009

The North End’s Hanover Street was the location described in Michael O’Brien’s lawsuit filed last week against police officers when his pal hit a double-parked BMW. The March 2009 incident spiraled out of control when O’Brien tried to record the officers who alledgedly responded with excessive force. The following is an excerpt of the complaint via Universal Hub. The BPD and City of Boston have not yet responded to the complaint. The Globe also reported on the lawsuit in this article.



Event Notices

Sapori di Napoli Applies for New Liquor License

Giovanni Grimaldi has applied for a new beer and wine license for Sapori Di Napoli (Taste of Naples) at 115A Salem Street. This is Grimaldi’s second cafe on Salem Street including Napoli Pastry down the block. The new cafe has been open for a few months serving gelato, pastries and coffee beverages. NEWRA and NEWNC Read More…