Real Estate

Haymarket Proposals Shown at Parcels 7 and 9 RFP Committee Meeting

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) presented conceptual diagrams, shown above, with potential layouts for the Haymarket vendors as part of the anticipated development on Parcel 9. The triangular Greenway plot, known as Parcel 9, is currently empty other than four dumpsters for the pushcart vendors that set up on Blackstone, Hanover and North Streets. Read More…

Police & Fire

Weekly North End / Waterfront Police Blotter – February 19, 2011

Larceny from MV
02/13/11          8:00pm-8:00am
Victim reports on Commercial St. that an unknown person broke the front passenger window of her 2011 Ford Fusion and stole a GPS system.
Drugs- Poss. Cl B
02/15/11          11:35am
Police Officers responded to a Hanover St. pharmacy for a male shoplifter. On arrival, suspect was also found to be in possession of Class B drugs and placed under arrest.


enchanteboston Finds Hairy Love at “Salon 26”

enchanteboston strikes again, this time with a raving review of Salon 26 on Parmenter St. and her hairdresser, Amanda. “I emerged out of Salon 26 with what Amanda and I refer to as “Victoria Secret Hair.” They say that couples who have been together for a while start to look alike. Quite fitting for this blog Read More…

Food & Drink Real Estate

“The Living Room” Request for 2:00 a.m. Closing, “El Triunfo” and Two Zoning Cases on ZLC Agenda

The agenda for the next meeting of NEWRA’s Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee, this Tuesday, February 22, is shown below.  Please note the change of location to the Nazzaro Center due to ongoing construction in the Pilot House. ZLC Committee meetings are for informational purposes only (no votes) and open to the public. Zoning, Licensing Read More…

Real Estate Sports

YMCA Withdraws from Plans to Build on Greenway

There was a lot of ink spilled this week on the news that the YMCA has officially withdrawn from its plans to build on Parcel 6 of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Of course, this is hardly a surprise since the YMCA (1) had not raised any significant money for the project, (2) previously identified Read More…


Boston Licensing Board Appointees Made by Governor Patrick and Transfer to Mayor Proposed

After a long wait from when Daniel Pokaski retired last summer as chair of the Boston Licensing Board, the Globe reports that Governor Patrick has not only appointed a replacement, but has literally changed the face of the powerful board by selecting a young, Latino lawyer as Chairwoman and an African-American retired judge from Roxbury Read More…


State Representative Aaron Michlewitz Elected Chair of Boston Delegation

News from the Office of State Representative Aaron Michlewitz: State Representative Aaron Michlewitz was elected Chairman of the Boston Delegation by his fellow Boston Legislators for the 2011-2012 Legislative Session. The Boston Delegation is made up of every legislator in both the House and Senate who represents the City. “I am truly honored to have Read More…

Food & Drink

Mexican Restaurant, El Triunfo, to Open in Former Grezzo Location at 69 Prince Street

A Mexican, Salvadoran restaurant, El Triunfo, has applied for a C.V. license to open in the North End at the former location of Grezzo at 69 Prince Street. The application does not currently include alcohol, just food, which is similar to its existing location on E. Berkeley St. in the South End. The license application Read More…

Business Real Estate

InterContinental Boston To Default on Loan, Per Boston Business Journal

The Boston Business Journal reports on a recent Fitch Ratings analysis that the Intercontinental Hotel at 510 Atlantic Avenue will default on a loan. The InterContinental Boston, burdened by a near $200 million debt load, is performing “significantly below expectations” and is expected to default on a sizable mezzanine loan in the near term, according Read More…