Health & Environment Real Estate Transportation

Proposal for Boston’s First Electric Vehicle Charging Facility in Bulfinch Triangle

Bob O’Brien from the Downtown North Association shares this proposal for a “Green Park & Charge” facility in the Bullfinch Triangle on Friend St., in the former location of the old Mobil Station. The proposal is timely, especially in consideration of electric vehicle introductions as recently described in the Boston Herald.

Click image to enlarge.Dinosaur Capital Partners, a Boston-based development and investment group has a purchase and sale agreement on the now-vacant Mobil Station on Friend Street and they are planning to develop that location as Boston’s first electric vehicle charging and parking facility.

Their proposal is more fully described below and is still in the early stages of planning and permitting.  This proposed use will likely require Zoning Board of Appeal approval and a short-term license from the Boston Redevelopment Authority for continued operation of a surface parking lot at this location.  As with other such BRA licenses, which would likely be granted for a period of two-years, this would be considered an interim use until higher and better development options become viable; and the new prospective owner has indicated their openness to further redevelopment of this site, either alone or in conjunction with adjacent property owners, at the appropriate time. Such a further redevelopment could well include an electric vehicle charing and parking facility as an ancillary use.  

Below is more information from the proponent of Green Park & Charge:

Arts & Culture

Coro-Dante Looking for Singers

Would you like to sing with us? Ti piacerebbe cantare con noi? The Coro-Dante, New England’s all-Italian repertoire chorus of the Dante Alighieri Society, is starting up again for our fourth year. Rehearsals are every Monday night from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge (Kendall Square). Our first Read More…

Health & Environment

WGBH Radio Interview With Naomi Paul, Clean Streets Co-Chair

Naomi Paul (left) and Patricia Thiboutot, co-chairs of NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee.The North End’s “Waste Management Maven,” Naomi Paul, recorded an interesting radio interview with WGBH’s Callie Crossley on the trash situation in the neighborhood. Naomi is also co-chair of the NEWRA Clean Streets Committee. The show is titled “Vigilantes” and Naomi’s interview is the Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Release Sketches of Attacker; 2 More North End Women Come Forward

Latest update from The Boston Police are investigating a recent report of an assault and battery in the North End which occurred on August 21, 2010. Since that time, two additional women have come forward to report that they were approached by an individual with a similar description. Based on those descriptions, Boston Police Read More…

Business Event Notices

Fall Events at the Paul Revere House

Remember, admission to the Paul Revere House is FREE to North End residents. “Paul Revere’s Boston” Visit the courtyard of the Paul Revere House on Saturday afternoons in the fall for a glimpse of life in 18th century Boston. This year Tinker Larry Leonard makes his first appearance at the museum to demonstrate the craft Read More…


Mayor’s Weekly Column

From the Desk of Thomas M. Menino

Boston is a city known for its history, but we are also a city focused on growth and on becoming a leader in technology and innovation in the 21st century. As technology evolves and people and business increasingly rely on connecting electronically, it is a priority to provide access to this important technology to as many residents as possible. Boston has an excellent digital infrastructure and Boston Broadband offers wireless access in many areas of the city, from the Rose Kennedy Greenway to Grove Hall, but there is still a lot of work to be done.

This week, I was excited to announce that the City of Boston will use $1.9 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding to further develop the Boston Broadband program. Thanks to the hard work of our Congressional leaders who recognized the importance of this funding for Boston, the city will now be able to provide over 18,000 people with internet access every week, equaling over a 40-percent increase across the city.


Obituary: Robert A. Simboli, formerly of the North End

SIMBOLI, Robert A. Of Revere formerly of Boston’s North End on Aug 23rd. Beloved husband of Dorothy M. (D’Ambrosio). Devoted father of Robert Jr. of Wakefield, Darlene Cammarata and her husband John of Revere. Dear brother of Donna Quinn of Somerville and the late Annabelle Leombruno and Joseph Simboli. Also survived by 2 loving granddaughters Read More…


Obituary: Emma “Mary” (Tarantino) Contardo of the North End

CONTARDO Emma “Mary” (Tarantino), 94, of Boston’s North End, on Monday August 23, 2010. Cherished daughter of the late Antonietta (Tirella) and Luigi Tarantino. Loving wife of the late Anthony Contardo. Beloved mother of Mary Ann and her husband Anthony “Cal” Tordiglione of the North End, Clelia “Claire” and her husband Lee Orlandi of Arlington, Read More…

Arts & Culture

“The Virgin Knows,” a North End Novel, Now in Paperback

North End Novel, “The Virgin Knows” by Christine Palamidessi Moore, now in paperback When it debuted in 1995, THE VIRGIN KNOWS made quite a splash. The press called it “otherworldly…startling…fun and well plotted…clever and compulsively readable.” Now (summer 2010)  the novel is out in paperback and for sale in the North End at Polcari’s on Salem Read More…

Business Food & Drink

North End/Waterfront Businesses Partner with Peekaboo Mobile to Offer Discounts to Residents and Visitors

North End/Waterfront businesses have partnered with Peekaboo Mobile to offer residents and visitors special discounts and offers. Although offering deals in 14 states, Chief Operating Officer and Founder, Ben Dolgoff, is a North End resident who started Byte Ventures and created Peekaboo Mobile with fellow Suffolk University graduate, Michael Fruzzetti. Peekaboo Mobile is a new Read More…