Community Daily Briefs

Notable News: $1M North End Real Estate, DiMasi’s Health Issues, BRA Backs Faneuil Hall Plan, Inside Old North Church!

Covering any article having to do with the North End / Waterfront, from the latest news on Sal DiMasi, to real estate articles and everything in between!

Yankee Magazine
Have you had this view from Old North Church? Read the article at Yankee Magazine.

Inside the Old North Church in Boston | Lanterns, Bells, and Bodies

Many people recognize the steeple of Old North Church stemming out of the North End skyline, but how many people appreciate the significant role it played on April 18, 1775? Through photos and descriptions, historical events and dates, take a tour through Yankee Magazine.

City asked to deal tax break to Beal

Officials are saying that a Chapter 121A tax break is “essential” to the success of the affordable/workforce housing project proposed for Causeway Street, across from TD Garden. The Boston Redevelopment Authority declined to reveal the proposed dollar value of the controversial tax breaks, continue reading at The Boston Herald.

Photo courtesy of John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe.
Photo courtesy of John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe.

BRA backs overhaul for Faneuil Hall

After closed-door meetings between the BRA, Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation and the Faneuil Hall Merchants Association, the controversial plan to overhaul Faneuil Hall Marketplace was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s board. Publicly endorsing the project for the first time, read more details at The Boston Globe.

Why This Busy Downtown Boston Road Should Be Named After The Greenway

Would Greenway Boulevard be a more functional name for the confusing street along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, known today at different points as John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, Purchase Street, Surface Road and again John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road? Read the argument in favor of the more concise, complimentary name at, BostInno.

Meet Collin Yip, the 25-year-old CEO who wants to build Boston’s next skyscraper

25-year-old Collin Yip is the CEO of Rafi Properties, a recent Boston University grad who speaks and writes fluent Mandarin and Cantonese. Yip is a native of Hong Kong, China, and has led his young company to already building two five-story residential buildings in the North End. Read the Boston Business Journal for his plan to build a 30-story mixed-use tower on Washington Street.

Regarding Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi:

WATCH: Has Cancer-Riddled Sal DiMasi Suffered Enough?

Watch the video of Deborah DiMasi speaking about her husband, Sal DiMasi’s health condition and the lack of health care he is receiving while in prison. Also hear DiMasi’s take on the lack of attention her husband received for his leadership with same-sex marriage and President Obama’s universal healthcare law, at WGBH News

Wife of former Massachusetts Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, convicted of corruption, fears he will die in prison

Deborah DiMasi, the wife of Former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi, fears that her husband is going to die in Federal Prison from several different types of cancer and stenosis of the esophagus. Read more on the Former Speakers health condition which has led him to lose 60 pounds, at MassLive.

Real Estate Articles:

Courtesy of Curbed Boston
Photo courtesy of Boston Curbed.

What You Get for More Than $1M in the North End

Take a look at a list of apartments in the North End of Boston that offer harbor views without living in a “glass box tower.” Under $1 Million may get you the best unobstructed harbor views, high-beamed ceilings, and exposed brick in the “most-established neighborhood in Boston.” Read the article at, Boston Curbed .

Tiny condos fetch hefty prices in prime Boston spots

The minimal amount of housing inventory matched with the heavy appeal of living in Boston are leading to the growth of “mini condos.” In neighborhoods like the North End, Seaport, Back Bay, and Fenway, condos for around 450 square feet or smaller are at an average of $358,389, up 54 percent from 2011. Read the article and more from LINK at, The Boston Globe.

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