The Weekender: Haymarket Hotel, Burroughs Wharf Fire, Super Yacht, Waterfront Planning, National Night Out & “Changing Course” Art Project

This week’s top read posts featured the highly discussed Haymarket hotel, waterfront planning for the future, neighborhood gatherings and more! Catch up on these most popular articles below.

Haymarket Hotel at Parcel 9 to Break Ground in Spring 2018

Construction on the 6-story, 225-key hotel located along Blackstone Street and the Rose Kennedy Greenway will begin in the Spring of 2018. The $90 million proposal includes a 145,000 square foot hotel and one-level retail pavilion on the Greenway Parcel 9. Read more about this development here.

Fire Erupts on Roof at Burroughs Wharf

Boston Fire Department responded to a 2-alarm fire seen on the roof of Burroughs Wharf at 50 Battery Street in Boston’s North End this past Thursday. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries. See photos here.

Super Yacht Watch: All 315 Feet of “Vava II” Docks in Boston

At 318 feet (97 meters), the yacht Vava II made quite an impression when it arrived in Boston Harbor last weekend. Owned by Swiss-Italian billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli and his wife, Kirsty, it even comes with its own helicopter! Read more here.

Waterfront Panel Cites Impending Need for Water Transportation, Public Access, Responsible Development Amid Climate Change

Local experts recently debated several impending challenges currently facing Boston Harbor. Topics included water transportation, public access to the waterfront and climate change. Read more here.

North End National Night Out & Neighborhood Block Party on the Prado

National Night Out 2017 brought out hundreds of North End / Waterfront neighbors, Boston Police and local officials to the Prado (Paul Revere Mall) on Tuesday evening. North End Against Drugs (NEAD) organized the celebration and many community groups and organizations setup tables for the party. Read more and view photos here.

Editor’s Choice

“Changing Course” Art Project in Christopher Columbus Park

A sculpture called “Changing Course” is being installed on the underside of the trellis in Christopher Columbus Park along the waterfront. It consists of hundreds of plastic water bottles collected from residents and businesses in the North End / Waterfront, painted and hung to look like a school of fish. Read more about this project here.


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