The Weekender: N. Washington Street Developments, Winthrop Square, Tall Ship and More!

Real estate development leads off this week’s five most popular posts. Catch up on the latest in The Weekender!

Eastern Bakers Supply Co. property on North Washington Street

Eastern Bakers Supply Co. Buildings Bought for New Development in Boston’s North End

The Eastern Bakers Supply Co. property at 133-169 North Washington Street in Boston’s North End has been acquired by Boston-based development firm Ad Meliora for $10.5 million. The row of five parcels includes two commercial buildings totaling 25,000 square feet, a vacant lot, and a three-unit residential building. Read more.

Boston Officials Approve 88NOWA Hotel on North Washington Street

LIMAC Realty LLC’s plan to build a 64-key, 14-story hotel at 88 N. Washington St. in the North End was approved last week at the Boston Planning & Development Agency board meeting. The proposed hotel project structure will be 128 feet tall, occupy 36,000 sq. feet and cost $16.5 million to develop. Read more.

Downtown View: Where Things Stand – Winthrop Square

The proposed 775-foot tower to be built on the site of a grungy city garage started out nicely when plans were unveiled last summer. Then came a pesky problem. Read more.

Mexican Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc docked at Fan Pier during the day

Mexican Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc Arrives in Boston Harbor

The Mexican Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc arrived in Boston Harbor. Docked at Fan Pier, the arrival is the first in a series of introductory visits leading up to Sail Boston 2017. Read more.

New Book Coming: “From Italy to the North End” by Anthony V. Riccio

Anthony V. Riccio is putting on the finishing touches on a new book, titled “From Italy to the North End”. This book of 236 photographs will tell the visual story of Italian immigration from the villages of Italy to the streets of the North End. Read more.

Serving Those Who Serve

In preparation for the thousands who visit the Charlestown Navy Yard each year, USS Constitution crew members gather every Tuesday morning from January through April to learn new interpretation techniques and dive deeper into the history of “Old Ironsides.”  Read more.

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Go Boston 2030 Plan to Bring Harbor Ferries, N. Station/S. Station Express Bus & Bike Corridors

One of two long-term projects affecting the North End is a ferry service between Lovejoy Wharf at North Station and Fan Pier in South Boston. Also recommended is a rapid bus from North Station to South Station and more bike corridors. Read more.