Featured Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Two Business Break-Ins; Vandalism

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Larceny Theft from Building / Vandalism05/08/19 2:45 a.m.Police officers responded to a commercial alarm at a Hanover Street business. On arrival, the front door had been smashed with a brick. At this time, police officers were unable Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Personal Items Stolen at Copp’s Hill and Pharmacy Theft

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Larceny03/23/19        8:30 p.m.Victim reports while taking pictures at Copp’s Hill park near Commercial Street and Jackson Avenue, he put his coat and cell phone down on the sidewalk. When he returned, his property was Read More…

Community Featured

What’s The 311? Commercial Street Traffic and North End Bench Repairs

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Tour Buses Allegedly Parked Illegally on Commercial Street “Multiple tour busses parked illegally causing traffic havoc on Commercial Street in the North End.” The original 311 Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Construction Site Breaking & Entering; Stolen Wallet

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Breaking & Entering / Commercial01/09/19     8 a.m.Construction company supervisor reports that overnight an unknown person entered through a rear temporary window of a Commercial Street school under construction. Removed from the building was a mitre Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Featured

The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 Centennial Anniversary

Tuesday, January 15, will mark the 100th anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston’s historic North End. There will be a remembrance ceremony on Tuesday, at 10:30 am at the Langone Park site on Commercial Street. The City’s Archaeologist Joseph Bagley, has arranged to have a ground-penetrating radar survey conducted at the Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment

What’s The 311? Street Lights Out, Hole at Columbus Park and Rodent Droppings at Public Market

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Street Lights Out on Hanover and Commercial St. Corner “Both street lights at intersection of Hanover St. and Commercial St. in North End have been out Read More…

Photos & Videos

Historic Neighborhood Photo: Engine 31 Firehouse

This week’s photo is of the Engine 31 firehouse along Commercial Street, just following 1919 Boston Molasses Disaster, when a holding tank burst and sent gallons of sticky liquid flooding the streets. The scene shown in this photo is significant because the Engine 31 firehouse was the site of one the major rescues during the disaster. Read More…

Community Featured

What’s The 311? Parking on an Entire Sidewalk and Trash on Commercial Street

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Car Parked Illegally on Entire Sidewalk on Sheafe Street “Illegal parking safety issue.” The original 311 post can be found here. The case was submitted and Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Package Theft and Stolen Scooter

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Larceny09/09/18     6:18pmVictim reports an unknown person stole her delivery package from her Commercial Street residence. The package contained a Fire TV stick media player. Auto Theft (Scooter)09/11 – 09/12/18     11:00pm – 6:00amVictim reports he Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Alcohol & Marijuana Violation During Feast; Assault & Battery on Hanover Street

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Liquor Violations / Possession of Class D Marijuana08/18/18      10:30 p.m.Police officers working the North End Feast Patrol stopped three minors at Commercial Street and Copp’s Hill Terrace. One of the teen suspects had a large Read More…

Government Transportation

Elected Officials Object to Blocking Turns from N. Washington Street Bridge to North End’s Commercial Street

Local elected officials are objecting to plans that will block left turns from Charlestown to the North End’s Commercial Street during construction of a replacement North Washington Street Bridge. Instead, North End traffic is expected to be redirected down Thacher Street, Hanover Street and Atlantic Ave. and to loop back around. This traffic change is expected to bring Read More…