Community Real Estate

The Weekender: Beverly Applications, Public Harborwalk, Late Night Helicopter Drills, Fake Monks, Eastern Bakers Supply Co. & Feasts of the Past

This week, saw several real estate updates at the top of the most-read list. Read on below to learn about these popular posts and more!

Affordable and Workforce Housing Applications Available for The Beverly

Related Beal has begun accepting applications for The Beverly, Downtown Boston’s first 100% workforce and affordable housing development in more than a quarter century. This new development near North Station will allow Bostonians at various income levels to live in the city at an affordable rent. Read more and access the application here.

State Enforces Public Harborwalk at Intercontinental Hotel After Complaints

Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) sent an enforcement notice to the Intercontinental Hotel at 500 Atlantic Avenue to keep its Harborwalk and lawn areas open to the public. This occurred in response to many complaints about privatization of the space. Read the full letter and see photos here.

Video: Military Helicopter Exercise Over Downtown Boston Skyline

Military helicopters performed a Homeland Security training exercise on Tuesday night over downtown Boston’s skyline, flying literally between hi-rise buildings and just feet over North End building rooftops. Watch the video here.

North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council Takes On the “Fake Monk Mafia”

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) discussed the problem of fake monks panhandling in the neighborhood at their June council meeting. This new article discusses the actions to be taken by the NEWNC, local businesses and residents to peacefully expose the fake monks, hopefully driving them out of the neighborhood. Learn more here.

Eastern Bakers Supply Co. Departure Reflects a Changing North Washington Street

After 60 years in Boston’s North End, Eastern Bakers Supply Co. is moving out from its North Washington Street location to the suburbs. Food service equipment distributors once dominated the area and Eastern Bakers departure is the latest “sign of the times” on the rapidly gentrifying street. Read more and see photos.

Editor’s Choice

1970’s Photo Archive of North End Processions by MFA’s Late Thomas Lang

As we head into the peak of the North End feasts season, it’s always fun to look back on the processions of the past. View Thomas Lang’s photo archive of the North End processions from 1973 – 1977 here.

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