Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Guide: Heat and Rain, ISEE Test Info, Tower Funding Greenway?

Halfway – it’s Wednesday! When you realize summer weather is finally here to stay: View this post on Instagram Flare pop full x 3 pop dub💪🏾 Thanks for 30k!!! @team_dodo #flare #bboy #sike #flips #smokedem #teamdodo #boston #aquarium #aquarius A post shared by Shawn Bautista (@shawn.bautista) on Jun 11, 2017 at 8:37pm PDT But wait Read More…

Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Briefing: Endicott & Salem Street Abutter Meetings, Hilton’s Tent City and Lulu’s Kitchen Closed

Things to know for Thursday Events for Thursday, April 27th 6:00pm Olivia Kate Cerrone – The Hunger Saint. The Hunger Saint (Bordighera Press 2017) is a historical novella about a young boy’s survival from the sulfur mines of rural Sicily. Set in post WWII-era Italy, this book reflects upon the religious, cultural, social and economic factors that helped Read More…

Real Estate

City Council Votes to Pass Home-Rule Petition for Winthrop Square Garage Development

The Boston City Council approved the purchase of the city’s vacant Winthrop Square garage for $153 million by Millennium Partners to build a 775-foot-high tower. The home-rule petition needs a State Legislature vote because the $1 billion development would add shadows to the Boston Common. Here is a summary of Wednesday’s debate from City Council President Read More…

Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Briefing: Springtime Dusk, Limoncello 2, Winthrop Square Deal?

Things to know for Wednesday Boston Sports on Wednesday: 7:10 Red Sox (11-8) vs Yankees (11-7) at Fenway Park 8:30 Boston Celtics play in Game 5 of the NBA Round 1 against Chicago Bulls (Series tied 2-2). Neighborhood Photo: Springtime Dusk Notable news from alternate sources: A Second Limoncello Will Dish Out More Italian Food in the North End Limoncello, Read More…

Community

115 Winthrop Square and Shadow Impact Presented at Residents Meeting [Video]

Responding to community concerns regarding its request for a Shadow Law exemption, Millennium Partners’ Principal Joe Larkin presented 115 Winthrop Square to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Replacing the city-owned vacant garage in downtown Boston, proponents are looking to build up to 775 feet tall with a mixed use concept of office, residential, Read More…

Community Government Meetings Real Estate

NEWRA: Winthrop Square Proposal Violates Shadow Law [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) is joining the effort to block the Winthrop Square tower proposal that would cast a significant shadow onto the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. The Walsh administration is looking to tweak a statute that blocks developments that cast shadows in these two public parks. The proposal by Millennium Partners consists Read More…

Commentaries Real Estate

Downtown View: Shadows vs. Money

Aren’t we Bostonians better than Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump? Millennium Partners beat out several other developers in a plan to demolish the city’s decrepit parking garage at Winthrop Square and build a 700-feet-plus skyscraper, paying the city millions of dollars to be spread around for park improvements, affordable housing and the like, all of Read More…