Yes...one time I was in Boston with a friend and it was either St Patrick’s Day or the Sunday nearest to it. Wanted to go to the Black Rose for brunch but a sign said “no Sunday brunch today” they had music instead. So we wound up celebrating the holiday at...the European! Italian, Irish, whatever...
Update on Leave the knife take the cannolis
Cannoli thief avoids getting creamed by justice system
By Laurel J. Sweet | Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Local Coverage
A pastry plunderers just desserts wont be too hard to swallow, thanks to a North End bakerys owners, who decided against exacting sweet revenge.
Irish tourist Robert McTernan, 25, admitted Monday in Boston Municipal Court there were sufficient facts for a jury to find him guilty of larceny under $250 for robbing Bovas Bakery on Salem Street at 3 a.m. Thursday of two ricotta-cheese cannolis valued at approximately $5 while allegedly flashing what terrified employees described as a large knife.
The blade was never recovered. Prosecutors agreed to reduce a charge of armed robbery to larceny and offered nine months probation in exchange for his admitting to the cannoli caper.
Jake Wark, spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, said Judge Thomas Horgan banned McTernan from returning to the bakery and ordered him to return to Ireland in the custody of his parents, who flew to Boston to collect him. In addition, McTernan, who Wark said has no criminal history in his native country, must perform 50 hours of community service in Ireland and undergo treatment for substance abuse.
If he abides by those conditions and does not reoffend for nine months, we will dismiss the charge, Wark said.
Had a jury convicted McTernan of larceny, he could have faced up to one year in jail.
Ralph Bova, whose family has owned the sweet shop for 85 years, said: Im just glad no one got hurt. That was my main concern. You dont know who youre dealing with at that hour of the morning.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1061161395