Food & Drink

Fairmont Battery Wharf Updates Neighbors

Don Birch, consultant to Fairmont Battery Wharf, updated the neighborhood on recent actions regarding its proposals for outdoor patios and valet parking on Commercial Street at NEWRA’s ZLC committee meeting.  For background, please see this previous post, the reference diagram of buildings and proposed patios. Building 3 (Sensing Restaurant) – The Licensing Board granted the Read More…

Schools

Flu Concerns Close North End’s Eliot School

Concerns regarding the spread of the flu has caused officials to close the North End’s Eliot School during the first week of June, in addition to other Boston schools. Excerpts from the press release: “BOSTON – Superintendent Carol R. Johnson announced today that three additional Boston Public Schools will be closed for seven calendar days Read More…

Food & Drink

City OKs Year-Round Outdoor Dining

With the enthusiastic support of restaurant owners, the City Council approved outdoor patio service on public sidewalks year-round. Previously, outdoor tables were limited to the months of May through October. Restaurants will still need city permits from the Public Improvement Commission. Privately-owned patios are not impacted by the ruling because alcohol licenses state the allowable Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

Feast Season Arrives in the North End

Next weekend begins the feast season in the North End with the 104th anniversary procession for Madonna Di Anzano. Most of the June celebrations are processions only with the larger multi-day events in July and August. The North End feasts are a long-standing tradition of our neighborhood. Many residents take part in organizing and participating Read More…

Real Estate

North End Union Looks to Raise the Roof

Joe Perroncello, owner of the North End Union building at 20 Parmenter St., wants to add one-story to his building which will include three new duplexes on the top floors. The addition of a fourth floor will bring the building to 46 feet, not including rooftop equipment. However, the total height including the roof houses Read More…

Food & Drink

Al Dente’s Outdoor Patio Stirs Residents

The Patios and New Restaurant Al Dente Restaurant owner Joe Bono is looking to open a 16-seat outdoor patio in back of his existing 40-seat restaurant at 109 Salem Street. A second 14-seat patio next door at 111 Salem Street is also being proposed that would connect to a new 40-seat restaurant at the space Read More…

Community Real Estate

Greenway Team Shows Development Scenarios

Last Thursday night at the third public meeting for its $250,000 Greenway development study, the BRA’s Kairos Shen and Peter Gori allowed their Toronto consultants to present various developmental scenarios for neighboring areas. See the previous post (Harbor Garage Dominates Greenway Meeting) regarding the Wharf District which is being used as a prototype and the Read More…

Community Real Estate

Harbor Garage Dominates Greenway Meeting

Last night, the third public meeting on development around the Greenway introduced controversy on many fronts, but the most provocative issue surrounds the Harbor Garage Redevelopment. As part of the Greenway District Planning Study, the BRA (Boston Redevelopment Authority) presented six scenarios for the existing garage space, in order from low scale to very dense. Read More…

Government

North End’s Aaron Michlewitz Wins Election

The North End’s Aaron Michlewitz pulled out the win in a hard fought Democratic primary race for State Representative. Michlewitz and the South End’s Susan Passoni each ran very strong campaigns and the results showed Michlewitz with 2,116 votes to Passoni’s 1,945. Lucy Rivera from Beacon Hill and Brian Ross also from the North End, Read More…

Transportation

NEWRA Opposes Fairmont’s Valet

NEWRA (North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association) voted to oppose Fairmont Battery Wharf’s proposal for a valet license covering 4-5 parking spaces on Commercial Street. Don Birch of Leggatt Properties and consultant to Battery Wharf, presented the proposal. Battery Wharf’s garage has the capacity for 376 spaces using a 2 level lift system, although only there are Read More…