Community Daily Briefs

Notable News: Lovejoy Wharf Meets Waterfront, Olympic Billboards, Molasses Smells, Eataly in Boston?

As we read inspirational stories from individuals that stayed staying Boston Strong during the 2015 Boston Marathon, we looked to alternate articles that pertain news more specifically to the North End / Waterfront of Boston. Below you will find the top articles and stories from the past week, coming your way from various types of news outlets. Enjoy!

Rendering courtesy of Boston Curbed.
Rendering courtesy of Boston Curbed.

Lovejoy Wharf Meets the Waterfront

Opening in stages is the new Lovejoy Wharf, a complex featuring 175 luxury condos and the corporate headquarters for Converse, the global shoe company. The building will sit in a prominent location next to the TD Garden, between the North End and West End. Notably, the complex has not one single parking space. Boston Curbed has more on the building that will rely heavily on its downtown location and easy accessibility to the MBTA.

Can you still smell molasses on Boston’s north end on hot summer days?

After the question was asked, “Rosalie” responded that yes, you can still smell molasses in Boston’s North End. The great molasses flood happened almost 100 years ago, but “Rosalie” maintains that the smell is, “probably was a result of the excavation from the Big Dig.” Continue reading at, Yahoo! Answers.

Legislators think they can fight the IOC and keep control of billboards along area highways if we get the Olympics

Representative Aaron Michlewitz of the North End has joined other legislators with a bill that would deny the International Olympic Committee from taking control over billboards and electric signboards that are currently owned by the MBTA, MassDOT and Massport. Read the story at, UniversalHub.

Yes, another development coming to the area, this rendering coming via Boston Curbed.
Yes, another development coming to the area, this rendering coming via Boston Curbed.

This 12-Story Building Is Coming to Boston’s Greenway

It is hard to take a walk through the downtown area of Boston and not see construction crews or tower cranes working on a new development. Last Thursday, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved the redevelopment of 102-110 Broad Street, a complex that will bring 40 apartments, ground-floor retail space, and more to the Greenway. For more details, read the article at Curbed Boston.

The Earliest, but Fleeting, Spring Ephemerals in Bloom

After a valiant effort to clean up the Rose Kennedy Greenway after such a grueling winter, the spring blossum has officially arrived. Several different plants and flowers live throughout the Greenway, from the delicate and colorful flowers, to the bushes and green grass, read more about the spring essence at the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Editorial: No longer Anthony’s neighborhood

Many remember the Prince Spaghetti Day commercial from 1969 that was filmed in the North End. This editorial uses the event as representative of cities in New England when ethnic neighborhoods were still intact around the region. Decades later, these neighborhoods began to disappear, as people moved to the suburbs and gave up the customs, and traditions. Read the opinion piece at, My Record Journal.

The salumi and formaggi counter in the New York Eataly. Photo courtesy of Virginia Rollison, The Boston Globe.
The salumi and formaggi counter in the New York Eataly. Photo courtesy of Virginia Rollison, The Boston Globe.

New Eataly food emporium nears deal to open in Boston

When you think of a place to get Italian food in Boston, the North End would be the overwhelming choice of many. Next year, there is the possibility of an Eataly opening up in the Prudential Center. Celebrity chef Mario Batali and his partners are, “close to signing a deal” for a location that The Boston Globe says would make the North End, “not be Boston’s only Italian food hub for long.”

Edward Jones to Host Open House in New North End Boston Office

The financial services firm, Edward Jones, has moved into a new location in the North End of Boston. Located at 77 North Washington Street, the firm hopes to serve Boston investors and hire additional financial advisors to grow in, “a vibrant area with a great future.” Read the release at, PR Newswire.

Any other interesting reads from the past couple of days? Shoot us an email or leave a comment below!