Commentaries Police & Fire

Globe Editorial Chimes in on Illegal Gas & Charcoal Grills on Rooftops

Our photo post from the top of Old North showing illegal gas and charcoal grills on rooftops continues to gain attention. The latest contribution comes from the editorial page of the Boston Globe. … gas and charcoal grills on roofs do pose fire hazards, as the blog NorthEndWaterfront.com recently noted. Massachusetts, Boston, and countless other Read More…

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Haymarket Pushcarts: A Whole New Market

If Public Markets are ever created at Haymarket — in the multi-million dollar white elephant Big Dig ventilation building (Parcel 7)  or in a future building on Parcel 9  — the big winner could be the Haymarket pushcarts. That’s  because the public markets might introduce countless new customers to the tremendous variety and values offered by the pushcarts. And they are no Read More…

Commentaries Meetings Police & Fire

Commentary: Noise Problem – North End Residents Fed Up

The following letter to Boston City Hall Mayor’s Office and City Council officials is re-published here with permission of the author as a commentary follow-up to last week’s North End Public Safety meeting. I am emailing you in the hope that you finally realize how fed up both the deep rooted and longstanding residents of Read More…

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Commentary: Congratulations to Pamela Donnaruma on Chronicle’s Hanover Street Show

Commentary submitted by the columnist, Freeway: Congratulations to Pamela Donnaruma, Editor and Publisher of the Post-Gazette (formerly La Gazzetta del Massachusetts).  Pam was interviewed by Chronicle for a segment on Hanover Street, North End that aired May 10, 2011. Pam was asked if there was any plan that would work for Hanover Street. Her reply was, Read More…

Commentaries Transportation

Cab Stand Makes History; City Switch Speed Record

The brand new Cab Stand on North St., at the corner of Commercial St., is no longer a Cab Stand. In record-breaking speed by the City of Boston, it has been transformed into a marked Handicap Ramp. Readers of this blog learned the story of the space a few days ago, when a handicap ramp was Read More…