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Notable News: TD Garden Upgrades, ‘Scollay Under’ Sign Found, Waterfront Tower?

Haven’t had much time to surf the web for the North End / Waterfront news this past week? Not to worry – we have gathered several interesting articles from alternative news sources and compiled them for you in this simple, convenient post.

Courtesy of Matt Conti
Courtesy of Matt Conti

Walsh to consider Chiofaro’s proposed waterfront skyscraper

John Barros, a former mayoral candidate and the city’s first Director of Economic Development will bring Donald Chiofaro’s proposal for a tower on the waterfront, back on the table. The proposal was turned down by former Mayor Thomas M. Menino, but is under consideration in the Mayor Walsh administration, an administration that says, “Everything is on the table.” Continue reading at Boston Business Journal.

Photo Courtesy of the MBTA

‘Scollay Under’ sign uncovered at Government Center station

The Government Center MBTA station was closed last month for a two-year renovation. While under construction, engineers were beginning to demolish when they pulled back a Blue Line sign and uncovering a white and burgundy mosaic reading, “SCOLLAY UNDER.” Scollay, referring to the opening of the Scollay Under platform in 1916, which was built years after the construction of Scollay Station in 1898. Read more at The Boston Globe.

A Dunkin’ Donuts reduced to a pile of rubble

More news and photos coming from the Government Center T stop demolition, the former Dunkin Donuts at the Green line platform has been flattened to a pile of junk. As part of the two-year renovation, workers continue to demolish the existing station. View more at UniversalHub.

An artist’s rendering of what the TD Garden pro shop would look like after the planned renovations. Courtesy of The Boston Globe
An artist’s rendering of what the TD Garden pro shop would look like after the planned renovations. Courtesy of The Boston Globe

TD Garden to get a $70 million facelift

Beginning this summer, change will be coming to the TD Garden with a $70 million renovation. The project is expected to be done within two years, aimed at bringing great fan experience as well as expanding the arena’s retail and office space. They will offer expanded new drink and concessions options, upgrades to the pro shop, and free arena-wide wireless Internet to all fans, to name a few. Read more at The Boston Globe.

Harvard student falls off Atlantic Avenue building

Into the early hours of Sunday morning a little after midnight, a Harvard sophomore was rushed to Mass General Hospital and placed in critical condition. The victim was later announced dead, after falling from the seventh floor of a building in the 200 block of Atlantic Avenue near the New England Aquarium. Continue reading at UniversalHub.

Meet the ‘Hypothetical Future T Map’ Designer Crashing Reddit Boston

Check out this hypothetical future T map, complete with an “F” Green Line branch, another Orange Line route, North End and Charlestown stops along the Indigo Line, and a gigantic yellow circle connecting T-riders to South Boston and Seaport stops. Featuring new stations on all of the extensions, but only some of them are completely new like Charlestown and Rowes Wharf on the Indigo Line. Read more at BostInno.

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2 Replies to “Notable News: TD Garden Upgrades, ‘Scollay Under’ Sign Found, Waterfront Tower?

  1. Has anyone been trapped in the rush hours traffic jams along Atlantic Avenue? It can take an hour to drive from South Station to Chiafaro’s garage. Big building, more traffic jams………..

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