The Weekender: “Live By Night”, Skatepark, Garden Garage, Government Center Garage!

The weekly roundup, a recap of the top articles published by over the past week. 

Top 5 Posts of the Week:

Kids play extras on the movie Live by Night (Photo by Karen D'Amico)
Kids play extras on the movie Live by Night (Photo by Karen D’Amico)

“Live By Night” Movie Photos

In case you have not heard, Ben Affleck was filming his new movie, “Live By Night” in the North End this week. View the post for a compilation of photos submitted from North End residents, capturing Affleck in character and neighborhood kids playing extras in the movie.

West End Residents Picket City Hall to Protest Garden Garage Tower at Basketball City

West End residents picketed outside of City Hall before a meeting took place on the Garden Garage development project which aims to replace the Garden Garage with a 470 unit residential tower along with a 5-story underground garage, read the article for more.

Skate Park Opening - Nov 2015-270Skaters Rejoice at Opening of Lynch Family Skatepark [Photos]

It was a project that was in the works for a long time, a skate park in downtown Boston. The Lynch Family Skatepark opened next to the North Point Park, under ramps for the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, read the post for more and view photos by Matt Conti.

Notable News: Lewis Wharf, True Value, Airbnb, Marriage Proposal, Fallout 4, Development Spree and More!

With so much action taking place in the neighborhood these days, it would take a part time job just to keep up with all the news coverage. Not to worry, we post all noteworthy articles written about the neighborhood every week, just see the post for the complete list.

View from the Greenway's North End Parks.
View from the Greenway’s North End Parks.

Residential and Office Tower Designs Presented for Government Center Garage Project

Take a look at what the view will look like from the North End parks of the Rose Kennedy Greenway in years to come. With the plan for six buildings to house 812 residential units, with 1.1 million square feet of office space, 196 hotel rooms and 85,000 square feet of retail space, read the post for details on the building boom.