Here are some interesting news stories around the neighborhood that we found recently on other sites.
Real Estate Development
BRA Unveils Locations of 5 New Grocery Stores
With construction set to begin at North Station’s Bullfinch Triangle, One Canal will soon provide 320 new apartments. With 1,000 new residences expected in the area, developers have turned their focus towards providing a soon-to-shift-demographic with neighborhood amenities: Five new grocery stores. Read more at BostInno.
Agreement reached for 12 story building at Bulfinch Triangle
Trinity Financial, Inc. and Apartment Investment and Management Company announced today that they have entered into an agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to construct a $190 Million, 12-story building at One Canal Street in the historic Bulfinch Triangle neighborhood of downtown Boston. Located near TD Garden, one block from North Station and adjacent to the historic North End, the project, known as One Canal, will include 310 units of housing, 147 parking spaces, and ground-floor retail that is designed to accommodate a supermarket. Read more at Boston.com
Condos without parking proposed near TD Garden
A luxury condominium building (at Lovejoy Wharf) next to TD Garden in Boston would not include any parking spaces, setting up the first test of whether a city notorious for traffic-clogged streets is ready to embrace housing developments that discourage automobile use. Read more at the Boston Globe.
Trip Advisor inks lease in North Station
Two subsidiaries of TripAdvisor, Smarter Travel and FlipKey, have leased 72,000 square feet of office space at 226 Causeway St. in Boston. The firms will relocate from Charlestown and Boston, respectively, with move-in anticipated later this year. The 193,000-square-foot, mixed-use development is located adjacent to the TD Garden. Read more at the Boston Business Journal.
Boston soars, but only for some developers
Developer Don Chiofaro must feel a little like the Ancient Mariner — thirsty in the middle of a high-rise surge. Instead of water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink, tall buildings are sprouting everywhere around him — except on the harborfront site that Chiofaro owns along the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Read more at Boston Globe – Opinion
Eliot K-8 School: We’re Learning Here
The Eliot K-8 School has expanded to two buildings in the historic North End, with grades 5-8 in large, airy classrooms on the first floor of a modern facility on Commercial Street. I started my visit here, then walked up Charter Street past Copp’s Hill Burying Ground to the old brick building that houses Kindergarten through Grade 4 and specialty classes. Read more at Boston Teachers Union
State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli endorses Marty Walsh for mayor, splits East Boston delegation
State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli endorsed State Rep. Marty Walsh in the race for mayor on Thursday outside Boston City Hall. East Boston State Rep. Carlo Basile endorsed City Councilor John Connolly in late July. Read more at MassLive
The Ultimate Guide For Moving To Boston’s North End
Boston’s North End is one of the most coveted neighborhoods in all of Boston. It is home to excellent dining options – from fine dining to sub and pizza shops. It has a very old-time feel to it, and it should! It’s the oldest residential area in Boston, and it’s been settled since the 1630s. Many have lived and loved the North End – and if you’re moving there, today’s guide will help you get settled into your new home! Read more at Big City Moving Co.
Restaurants and Cafes
Details on Ward 8, Opening in October
A member of a major North End restaurant family is preparing to open his new spot, Ward 8, by the end of October. Nick Frattaroli, part of the Frattaroli family whose members own Lucia, Artu, Ducali and Filippo, dubbed his upcoming venture Ward 8 for two reasons: it refers to the municipal district the restaurant straddles from its location at 90 North Washington Street (the former home of Nebo, which has since relocated to Atlantic Wharf), and it’s also the name of a whiskey cocktail that was born at one of Boston’s most iconic restaurants, Locke-Ober, back in 1898. Read more at Zagat
50 States, 50 Pizzas
The Giambotta at Regina Pizzeria represents Massachusetts. Read more at Zagat.com
Italian and American Football Brunch Sundays at Ducali Pizzeria & Bar
Where can you find a brunch that feels like fall, combining the best elements of American and international brunch foods, brews and sports? The answer is Ducali Pizzeria & Bar. Read more at BostInno
Nebo in Boston Starts Serving Pizza (Again)
After months of anticipation, an upscale Italian restaurant that recently moved from Boston’s North End to Atlantic Wharf is now serving pizza once again. Read more at Boston Restaurant Talk
Just for Fun
Boxing’s indebted to DeMarco
The black and white film of two fighters is blurred slightly, but there’s no mistaking the spent fury in the 11th round of a welterweight title match. The commentary is clear. “Look at DeMarco. His legs (are) dead. His arms feel heavy. There’s noises in his head but he goes right in. You gotta love a guy with this heart.” Read More at the Maine Sunday Telegram
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