Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Precariously Placed Couch on North Street

It’s summer and someone is taking rooftop lounging to a new level with this precariously placed couch on North Street. Let’s just hope they don’t roll off the wrong side. Thanks to Beverly for sharing the scene.   “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Did you take an interesting photo in or around Read More…

Police & Fire

Three Arrested for Assaulting Police, Urinating, Throwing Beer and Lit Cigarettes From 4th Floor Fire Escape on Hanover Street

Boston Police are reporting on three arrests from a Hanover Street loud party disturbance Friday night where a suspects were seen urinating, throwing beer and lit cigarettes from a 4th floor fire escape at 226 Hanover Street. The police report is shown below. At about 12:48am, on Saturday, November 9, 2013, officers from District A-1 Read More…

Police & Fire

Boston Police Review Recent Public Safety Incidents, Including Rooftop Fall, Beacon Hill Sexual Assaults, Loud Parties and Henchman Street Disturbance [Video]

Video: North End Public Safety Meeting, June 6, 2013 at Nazzaro Center in Boston’s North End (00:00 in video) Crime statistics review by BPD District A-1 Captain Thomas Lee (01:55) iPhone robbery and a arrest with general discussion of cell phone incidents (05:00) 121 Fulton Street Breaking & Entering attempt (05:20) Larcenies – Stillman St., Read More…

Event Notices

Close Vote at NEWRA Gives Support to Top Floor Expansion at 57 Snow Hill Street

Video: 57 Snow Hill Street zoning relief application at NEWRA on April 11, 2013 The top floor owner of 57 Snow Hill Street, James Ferrera, received a close, but favorable, vote of 14-13 from the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) in support of his requested zoning relief. Represented by Attorney Daniel Toscano, the Read More…

Real Estate

57 Snow Hill Street Owner Receives Neighborhood Council Support for Zoning Relief Toward Rooftop Addition [Video]

Video: 57 Snow Hill Street zoning relief application at NEWNC on April 1, 2013 The top floor owner of 57 Snow Hill Street, James Ferrera, received a supportive vote of 6-2 from the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) in favor of his requested zoning relief. Represented by Attorney Daniel Toscano, the applicant wants Read More…

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…

Meetings Photos & Videos Police & Fire

Gas Grills Common on North End Roof Decks; Photos Reveal Hazardous, Illegal Use

Tent-gate has now been resolved (whew!), but it brought up the related, and far more serious, public safety concern of gas grills on roof decks. The North End / Waterfront is one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the country with abutting buildings and wooden interior construction. In response to these concerns and access Read More…