This Weeks Latest & Greatest: Harbor Garage, Magnificent 7 and Connolly at Chamber

A lot of great things going on, be sure to catch all the action in the following top posts. Big development plans and some great community service is shown throughout the neighborhood. Enjoy!

Top Posts

Historical North End Picture: Hotel Rome in North Square
Check out this picture of Hotel Rome in North Square. The photo is from around 1900 and calls to mind some interesting local history. Read More

Nazzaro Center Magnificent 7 Re-Boot
Seven extraordinary girls from the Nazzaro Center’s Youth Program showed amazing community spirit when they took it upon themselves to raise money for the North End fire station that had recently been robbed of their muscular dystrophy fundraising ‘boot’! Read More

Rowes Wharf Presents Transformation Into Destination Property; Ice Skating Rink Coming This Winter [Video]
Rowes Wharf was the subject of a feature presentation at this week’s Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee meeting held at the Boston Harbor Hotel on September 25, 2013. Speaking on behalf of owner Equity Office Properties was Senior Vice President, John Conley. Built in the 1980′s, the property with its iconic arch was originally developed by Norman B. Leventhal. Read More

Chiofaro Presents New Ideas for Public Realm Opportunities at Harbor Garage Development [Video]
Challenging the perception that he is “stubborn,” developer Don Chiofaro introduced new “ground up” public realm concepts for the Harbor Garage that would form the foundation of a future development at the property. “Our previous approach has obviously not been successful,” said Chiofaro. In response, he and his team have been “toiling the vineyards” to come up with harbor and Greenway enhancement ideas for the site that might be received with more enthusiasm. Read More

Globe Interviews Original Anthony About Prince Spaghetti Commercial Remake Without Him
Following up with Anthony Martignetti, the Boston Globe asks why the new Prince Spaghetti commercial has a new actor instead of the original Anthony! Read More

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Mayoral Candidate John Connolly Headlines Chamber Meeting; Toni Gilardi Receives Cleanup Awards [Video]
The North End Chamber of Commerce hosted Mayoral Candidate John Connolly at Tuesday’s monthly meeting held on October 1, 2013. It was a standing room only crowd with North End business owners and residents invited to attend. Read More

White Hen Pantry Closes in Preparation for 7-Eleven Conversion on Hanover Street
Despite on and off speculation of alternate plans, the White Hen Pantry on the corner of Hanover and North Bennet Streets has closed and appears destined to become a 7-Eleven store. Over the past few years, most White Hen Pantry locations have been converted to the 7-Eleven brand and format. Read More