Hungry Hockey Fans vs. Sleepy North Enders: Who Will Win?

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Former Bruins star Ray Bourque has hungry friends! Don’t you people in the North End understand this? The Herald contains news of Tresca co-owner Bourque wanting to keep his restaurant open until 1 a.m., much to the chagrin of sleepy neighbors who don’t want drunk revelers carousing beneath their windows. More ahead.

Apparently, Tresca and Vinoteca di Monica both want to stay open until 1 a.m. (they currently close at midnight). According to the story, Bourque in particular has a “lot of friends” who want to dine at Tresca after late hockey games. But they’re routinely iced thanks to the midnight curfew. These hockey fans need their carbs, dammit!

Meanwhile—and this is sad—North End Waterfront Residents’ Association member Mary McGee “routinely hears boisterous patrons returning to their cars well after midnight and sometimes after 2:30 a.m. following a night of eating and drinking.”

McGee also blasts the hypocrisy of East Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, who’s in favor of the later closing, saying he’s the “same councilor who got the Frosty truck music banned because it woke him up.”

We’re not sure what kind of ogre tries to silence the Frosty music truck, but we are going to have to side with the hungry hockey fans on this one. Plenty of North End establishments are open past midnight. Tylenol PM is a magical thing. Whose side are you on?

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Hungry Hockey Fans vs. Sleepy North Enders: Who Will Win?