Once ashore, they only drove in Plymouth Voyagers. Image by Thomas Schiavoni.
Dozens of business owners, cycling advocates and residents gathered on Thursday evening for the presentation of a cycle track design as part of the reconstruction of Causeway Street. Led by city officials, the meeting specifically pertained to the Bulfinch Triangle/West End neighborhood section of “Connect Historic Boston.” This is a $23 million program to link […]
The North End “cycle track” proposal was presented this week to move the current bike lanes along Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue off the road and elevate them to be flush with the pedestrian sidewalks. The existing bike lanes will be removed and replaced with a 10-foot wide, 2-way colored pathway along the waterfront side […]
A Vince Vaughn comedy movie under production, “The Business Trip” by New Regency Pictures is requesting a permit to film in the North End / Waterfront on Friday, November 22th and Monday, November 25th. One scene will be filmed at the Fairmont Battery Wharf with Vaughn jogging up the street. The production will take up […]
The Parking and Traffic Committee of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) hosted Thomas Tinlin, Commissioner of the Boston Transportation Department to discuss parking and transportation issues in the neighborhood. Committee Chair, Ryan Kenny, presented several issues that were addressed by the BTD Commissioner. The complete video of the discussion is embedded above. […]
The following Public Meeting notice is being distributed by the Boston Transportation Department. See what happened at the last meeting. PUBLIC MEETING November 21, 2013 6:00 PM CBT Architects 110 Canal Street UPDATED DESIGN FOR RECONSTRCTION OF CAUSEWAY STREET The City of Boston will present an updated plan for the reconstruction of Causeway Street in […]
PUBLIC MEETING November 20, 2013 6:00 PM Nazzaro Community Center 30 North Bennet Street PROPOSED CYCLE TRACK FOR ATLANTIC AVE./COMMERCIAL STREET The City of Boston will present a Concept Plan for Atlantic Avenue / Commercial Street (from Christopher Columbus Park to Hull Street) in the North End as part of the Connect Historic Boston initiative. […]
The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy presented at the October 23, 2013 Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee Meeting at City Hall. Speaking on behalf of the Conservancy was COO and Acting Executive Director Jesse Brackenbury and Director of Planning & Design, Linda Jonash. The Greenway Conservancy is the non-profit operator of the Rose […]
ATTENTION RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS GVW is working on the MassDOT Vent Building at 201 North St. and will begin deliveries and installation of panels. • Crane Delivery:10/30/13 • Panel Deliveries & Installation: 11/1/13 – 11/8/13 • Work hours: 7:30am to 3:30pm There will be NO PARKING during this time in front of the Vent […]
Reported incidents from this week’s Boston Police Journal Log are listed below for the North End / Waterfront area, courtesy of BPD District A-1. Vandalism 10/20/13 5:21am Police Officers responded to a vandalism in progress on Salem Street. Officers found several trash barrels knocked into the middle of the street. The barrels were removed from […]
Reported incidents on this week’s Boston Police Journal Log are listed below for the North End / Waterfront area, courtesy of BPD District A-1. Assault & Battery 10/14/13 9:43am Female victim reports she was assaulted (pushed and shoved) by the female suspect over a parking spot on Commercial Street. Victim was able to take a […]
“Practicing for Winter” – reserved parking spaces on Hanover Street on Sunday afternoon, September 29, 2013.
Right Coast Productions has announced the filming of television scenes in the North End to be used in the new ABC Family Series, “Chasing Life.” The pilot was filmed in Boston last November & December under the name “Terminales”. The show revolves around April, an ambitious young journalist who tries to balance her career with […]
An editorial story from The Italian News, January 15, 1954 is shown below, disparaging the concept of parking on the roof of the Brink’s Garage at 600 Commercial Street. The opposition to increased traffic to be caused by expanding parking to the roof of Brink’s Garage is similar to questions now raised about the three […]
Salem Street Improvements Update Boston Public Works Construction The Boston Public Works Department (PWD) is substantially completed with the sidewalk, ramp, and street lighting installation phases of the improvements to Salem Street, from Cross Street to Charter Street. The final phase of the project is the resurfacing of the roadway. It has been requested that […]
North End parking sign quiz: Matt Black parked his sister’s car here to the right at 1:30 pm on Sunday … should he receive a ticket or not?
Here is a story from The Italian News, Oct. 20, 1953 == almost 60 years ago. This was when construction of the Central Artery was underway. The last paragraph of the story is cut off, but tells it all: Meanwhile, the traffic and parking situation in the area gets no better, with North End businessmen […]
Nicole Freedman, Boston Bikes Director, gave an update on the addition of shared bike markings scheduled for Salem Street in Boston’s North End. The update was hosted by the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) on September 12, 2013. See CityofBoston.gov/bikes for more information on Boston Bikes.
District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina gave a brief update to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association on Thursday, September 12, 2013. The primary topic covered was the reconstruction of Salem Street that will be repaved starting on October 15th. In addition, the Councilor agreed to setup a meeting with the Boston Redevelopment Authority […]
The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) hosted a public meeting at City Hall on Tuesday evening to present its plans for re-zoning the Market District and Government Center to codify the guidelines established in 2010 as part of the Greenway District Planning Study. Consultants Utile Inc. and Noble & Wickersham presented during the meeting. The analysis […]
Traffic concerns are high on the list of issues regarding the ongoing redesign of North Square. (See Vision and Design for an Improved North Square). A favored proposal is to restrict traffic on one side of the square adjacent to Sacred Heart Church. As is often the case in Boston’s historic North End, no issue […]