Real Estate Transportation

Boston Herald: “Condo Parking Flap Frosts Zdeno Chara”

Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins captain and longtime North End resident, made the Herald’s Inside Track column about a complaint letter sent to fellow Union Wharf condo owners. “Our family really enjoys this building, people and location where we live,” Chara wrote. But, he added, he has had “numerous issues with our parking lot. How many Read More…

Arts & Culture Food & Drink

Is it Haunted? Stanza dei Sigari Paranormal Experiences Investigated on SyFy TV Show

Is the famous Hanover Street cigar bar, Stanza dei Sigari, haunted? Tune in to SyFy channel’s “Haunted Collector” on Wednesday to find out. The Boston Herald devoted Tuesday’s front cover to the “North End Ghost Hunt” in the cigar parlor, owned by the Riccio family since 1927. Stories abound about the lights suddenly going out, Read More…

Community

Greenway Conservancy Considers Its Funding Options

There are several reports out on Tuesday’s meeting of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. The Boston Herald’s Erin Smith continues to build on her series of articles questioning the non-profit’s funding and salaries. Officials at the embattled Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy — under political pressure for its executives’ six-figure salaries and bonuses — have Read More…

Commentaries Community

Greenway Conservancy Exposed – We Knew That, But Thanks Herald

Transparency issues at the Greenway Conservancy (GC) made multiple cover stories this week at the Boston Herald. The GC is a private non-profit that leases the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway public parks and is partially funded with taxpayer dollars. There is nothing like an insulting, errant email to motivate a reporter. Even the Globe chimed in, sort of, Read More…

Community Government People

Herald Cover Story: Misdirected Email Reveals Salary Details at Greenway Conservancy

The mix of high executive salaries and public funding of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is once again making news. On the cover of today’s Boston Herald is “Our Little Secret“, a story regarding a misdirected email by Greenway Conservancy Executive Director, Nancy Brennan, regarding her compensation. An errant email sent to a Herald Read More…

Police & Fire Sports

Boston Police Visit Bruin Milan Lucic After Argument With Girlfriend on North End Streets

Neighbors report hearing the commotion outside Starbucks and the Boston Herald fills in the details of the public argument that Boston Bruin Milan Lucic had yesterday with his girlfriend. “According to the police report, patrons outside the Four Winds bar told them that a female wearing a silver-sequined dress ran up Fleet Street crying while Read More…

Transportation

Herald Poll and Globe Editorial Support Proposed Boston HazMat Truck Ban

With over 3,000 votes, the results of a Boston Herald web poll this week were decisively in favor of prohibiting hazmat trucks from Boston. The final results were 71% supporting a ban and 29% voting in favor of the truckers. These web polls are far from scientific, but this was a notable end result given Read More…

Health & Environment Photos & Videos

Historical Herald Photo: 1939 North End Protest March on City Hall [Video]

This photo of North Enders marching on City Hall appeared on page 18 of the 1939 Boston Herald. The protest to the Mayor’s Office was to demand that something be done about “filthy” conditions in Boston’s North End, according to the caption. The photo later appeared on the cover of a 1990s edition of the Read More…

Police & Fire Transportation

Sunday Herald Cover Story: “No Tank You!” to HazMat Trucks in the North End

With the State’s public hearings coming up at the end of August, today’s Sunday Boston Herald cover story gears up the debate regarding the routing of hazardous material (hazmat) trucks through downtown Boston, including the North End. A recently completed safety study decisively recommends pass-through hazmat trucks (i.e., those not doing business in Boston which Read More…