The Weekender: Ramp Covers, Sidewalk Reconstruction, J. Pace & Son, Public Safety

Take a moment to skim through the Weekender for any big stories you may have missed.  We put together the most popular posts on, allowing you to catch up on the top stories from around the neighborhood. 

Top Posts This Week:

Ramp Parcels 18, 12 and 6 on the Greenway (MassDOT Image)
Ramp Parcels 18, 12 and 6 on the Greenway (MassDOT Image)

Covering the Ramps on the Greenway [Video]

Due to requirements, the state discussed design solutions and engineering challenges for covering the highway ramps that enter and exit the tunnel along the Greenway. Three parcels are under discussion, parcel 18, parcel 12, and parcel 6 to determine which type of cover is appropriate for each specific parcel. View Post for concepts and building configurations.

Thank You From Joe Pace; Closing North End Location

The property on Cross Street that has housed J. Pace & Son for generations will close its location due to the building being sold. This thank you letter from the owner, Joe Pace, is thanking the North End residents, visitors and customers who made his 40+ years of business in the neighborhood. View Post

Congress Street & Atlantic Avenue wire cut brick sidewalks.
Congress Street & Atlantic Avenue wire cut brick sidewalks.

Downtown View: Sidewalk Pictures

Taking a look at sidewalks in the area, this column goes into details on the spots where the City of Boston’s Public Works Department has excelled. The wire cut bricks stay in place better than other bricks, create a smoother surface than concrete, and they save the city time and money while being ADA compliant.  View Post

September 2014 North End / Waterfront Real Estate Sales

Whether it is condo units, apartments or entire apartment buildings, real estate sales in September reached all different sizes and price ranges. From $460,000 to $4.2 million, take a look at last months real estate sales in the North End. Read Post

North End Author Launches Book Publishing Campaign

A North End resident has launched a crowd funding campaign to reclaim her book after her publisher died. She looks for help to publish the 4th edition as a Prince Gallison title. View Post to read the background story.

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Public Safety Meeting: Late Night Activity, Crime Stats, Resident Issues [Video]

Grab a seat and sit in on the latest North End public safety meeting with District A-1 of the Boston Police. With Neighborhood Council Public Safety Committee Chair David Marx accompanied by BPD Captain Kenneth Fong, BPD Sergeant James Chin, BPD Lt. Detective Chuck Wilson and Suffolk University’s Rich Grelish, they focused the attention on community involvement to help handle late night problems in the neighborhood.  View Post

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