Scanning countless news outlets every week allows us to bring you one concise, informative post with all the notable news about the neighborhood!
With the high demand for all-alcohol licenses, the Boston Licensing Board is deferring any action on awarding upgrades to businesses seeking one of the “unrestricted” all-alcohol licenses. First, the board has to determine whether there is a “public need” for granting a particular applicant a license, if too many apply, the awarding of the licenses will go by the date stamps on the applications. Read the article courtesy of, UniversalHub.
Boston officials are standing solid on the size limits they placed on Don Chiofaro’s Harbor Garage site. The proposed 1.3 million square feet two-tower complex of office space, housing, and retail is much larger than the 900,000 square foot limit set by the city last summer. The Boston Globe
A leading environmental group is worried that the Boston Redevelopment Authority is letting developers drive the rezoning of Boston’s downtown waterfront, rather than having neighborhood and environmental concerns run the process. A BRA spokesman says the agency is trying to balance sound planning with the “economic realities” of development sites, continue reading at, The Boston Globe.
With patron numbers pushing almost $1.2 million, 2015 proved to be a record year for the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The network of parks that lay throughout downtown Boston saw increased numbers in event attendees, carousel riders, and food vendor patrons, read more details at the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, restaurants are starting to fill up with reservations for the night of February 14th. With the focus of the night on romance, the North End neighborhood holds two of Boston’s most “romantic restaurants.” Fox Boston has more on Mamma Maria, Giacomo’s Ristorante and the remaining establishments on the list.
North Station Development:
The new complex on Causeway Street in front of the TD Garden and North Station is being coined as “The Hub on Causeway.” The first phase of the project will open in 2018 and will include a new Star Market grocery store, movie theater, office space, and underground parking. View the article at, The Boston Globe.
Speaking about the size and scope of the “The Hub on Causeway” development project, how will this affect the surrounding residents, events at the TD Garden, and the thousands of commuters that flow through North Station? View video coverage and more at, NECN.