The cold, windy, wintry weather lately has been testing all of Boston residents, but we aren’t the only ones being challenged. An old map from Philadelphia may be the key puzzle piece in the battle for Long Wharf. The proposal for the Government Center Garage project is gaining traction from multiple angles as the North End, West End, and Beacon Hill neighborhood associations have joined forced to express their concerns. Please help identify the man Boston Police believe committed a sexual assault on Unity Street last week, video footage has been released in hopes of finding the suspect. The cycle tracks on the back of Commercial Street has raised some concerns from the neighborhood association, see why some North Ender’s believe it will promote negative interactions between different modes of transportation. All of this in this weeks – weekly roundup!
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In their attempt to “Save Long Wharf” this North End resident group has presented new evidence showing that the space at the end of Long Wharf is legally protected as a public park and open space. See this map from 1980 that has changed the tides over at Long Wharf, View Post.
Crime hit home last week when a woman in her early 20’s was sexually assaulted in the early morning hours on Unity Street, right here in the North End. Boston Police are looking for a white male, medium build. in his 20’s, clean-shaven with short blonde spiked hair. View Post [Also, See Post Below]
Take a moment to watch these two videos of a man running at Salem and Sheafe Streets around the same time of the sexual assault that occurred on February 15th. The videos, released by Boston Police, aim to catch the man who has yet to be identified. View Post
Joint Letter by Downtown Neighborhood Groups to State Agency Challenges Government Center Garage Redevelopment Proposal
Wind, shadow impacts, traffic congestion, parking, transportation issues along with increased traffic volume on the Charlestown bridge are among several concerns listed in a combined letter from neighborhood associations from the North End, Beacon Hill, and West End. View Post
Residents raise concerns over interactions with cyclists, vehicles, and pedestrians in certain areas like driveways, the new school on Commercial Street, and the area around Steriti Rink. In an effort to elevate the bike lane to sidewalk level (cycle tracks) watch the video for resident feedback and hear the city’s proposal straight from city officials. View Post
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