Community Daily Briefs

Notable News: Parking Loss, Greenway Monorail, General Electric, Government Center Skyscrapers!

Throughout any given week there are always several articles written about the North End / Waterfront, and we capture them all for the Notable News post!

The proposed towers at the current site of the Government Center garage appear at the right. Rendering by Pelli Clarke at Pelli/CBT Architects.
The proposed towers at the current site of the Government Center garage appear at the right. Rendering by Pelli Clarke at Pelli/CBT Architects.

Government Center Garage to give way to two glass skyscrapers

Work on the two skyscrapers, one residential and one for office space, is expected to start as soon as this spring. The construction will be in phases over the next five years and will account for six buildings and 2.3 million square feet when the project is completed. Read more details on the “game-changer for downtown Boston,” at The Boston Globe.

Son of reputed mobster pleads guilty in marijuana case

This past week the government filed its sentencing request in Boston’s US District Court for Louis J. DiNunzio, of Medford, who pleaded guilty to a marijuana distribution conspiracy charge. Prior, DiNunzio worked at his uncle’s cheese shop on Fleet Street in the North End, which the FBI had bugged during its investigation of his uncle Carmen “The Cheese Man” DiNunzio. Read more on the story at, The Boston Globe.

A 480-foot residential tower proposed for Government Center Garage would replace 1,200 parking spaces. Rendering courtesy of CBT Architects/Pelli Clarke Pelli.
A 480-foot residential tower proposed for Government Center Garage would replace 1,200 parking spaces. Rendering courtesy of CBT Architects/Pelli Clarke Pelli.

Parking loss worries Marty Walsh

With parking already being such a prominent issue in downtown Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh is concerned about the 1,000 plus parking spaces that would be eliminated due to the six-building, redevelopment of the Government Center Garage site. Continue reading more about the $1.5 billion project at, The Boston Herald.

Booting Up: Monorail would be good idea for quickly expanding Boston

With the Boston skyline expanding rapidly and bringing more visitors, less parking and additional commuter congestion, many are hoping for a new transportation line that would solve the problem of disconnection between North Station and South Station. Minnesota-based JPods has proposed bringing their solar-powered gondola pods to Boston, read more at, The Boston Herald.

Boston GE party: how the deal got done

Citing Boston as, “the place to be for biotech and drug companies, startups and incubators,” Governor Baker and Mayor Walsh helped to persuade General Electric to move their headquarters to Boston. Using a slideshow, read about the people involved in the decision at, CT Post.

Democratic Mayor Martin J. Walsh (left) and Republican Governor Charlie Baker. Photo by David L. Ryan, The Boston Globe.
Democratic Mayor Martin J. Walsh (left) and Republican Governor Charlie Baker. Photo by David L. Ryan, The Boston Globe.

An alliance of leaders helped lure GE to Boston

When General Electric’s headquarters search committee made its first visit to Boston, Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh welcomed them with open arms. Where did the Mayor and Governor pick to show off all that Boston has to offer?  A restaurant on Hanover Street in the North End. Read the story at, The Boston Globe.

Nazzaro Can Do

Over 100 Nazzaro Center members and families contributed 168 canned goods and other foodstuffs for the city’s annual can drive. The pantry is ran by the local ABCD out of the Villa Michelangelo on Charter Street and the drive lasts from mid-November through January 8th, continue reading at, The Nazzaro Center.

Boston’s North End Pizza ‘holding out hope’ for crash survivors

The North End of Boston is well known for the iconic pizza being cooked up in this tiny corner of Boston, but what about in Hawaii? Boston’s North End Pizza is a pizzeria in Hawaii and was featured for showing their support of the Military, view the video and read more.

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