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The Eastern Bakers Supply Co. property at 133-169 North Washington Street in Boston’s North End has been acquired by Boston-based development firm Ad Meliora for $10.5 million. The row of five parcels includes two commercial buildings totaling 25,000 square feet, a vacant lot, and a three-unit residential building. Read more.
LIMAC Realty LLC’s plan to build a 64-key, 14-story hotel at 88 N. Washington St. in the North End was approved last week at the Boston Planning & Development Agency board meeting. The proposed hotel project structure will be 128 feet tall, occupy 36,000 sq. feet and cost $16.5 million to develop. Read more.
The proposed 775-foot tower to be built on the site of a grungy city garage started out nicely when plans were unveiled last summer. Then came a pesky problem. Read more.
The Mexican Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc arrived in Boston Harbor. Docked at Fan Pier, the arrival is the first in a series of introductory visits leading up to Sail Boston 2017. Read more.
Anthony V. Riccio is putting on the finishing touches on a new book, titled “From Italy to the North End”. This book of 236 photographs will tell the visual story of Italian immigration from the villages of Italy to the streets of the North End. Read more.
In preparation for the thousands who visit the Charlestown Navy Yard each year, USS Constitution crew members gather every Tuesday morning from January through April to learn new interpretation techniques and dive deeper into the history of “Old Ironsides.” Read more.
One of two long-term projects affecting the North End is a ferry service between Lovejoy Wharf at North Station and Fan Pier in South Boston. Also recommended is a rapid bus from North Station to South Station and more bike corridors. Read more.