Real Estate

Residents Association Joins Opposition of the BPDA Municipal Harbor Plan [Video]

An overwhelming number of residents opposed the Municipal Harbor Plan, proposed by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA, formerly the BRA), at the January 2017 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). The plan is a set of guidelines for zoning and a vision for development and open space for Boston’s waterfront between the Read More…

Commentaries Real Estate

Downtown View: Shadows vs. Money

Aren’t we Bostonians better than Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump? Millennium Partners beat out several other developers in a plan to demolish the city’s decrepit parking garage at Winthrop Square and build a 700-feet-plus skyscraper, paying the city millions of dollars to be spread around for park improvements, affordable housing and the like, all of Read More…

Arts & Culture

Photos: Portrait of a Power Couple, An Evening of Beethoven and Schubert

Portrait of a Power Couple, An Evening of Beethoven and Schubert, thrilled the audience as part of the Winter Concert Series, presented by North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC). Hosted at the Bijou de la Vida Art Gallery in Boston’s North End, the concert featured local musicians and opera singers including John Nevergall (tenor), Read More…

Community Daily Briefs

Monday Briefing: MLK Jr. Day, Govt Center Garage Redevelopment, LaMattina Challenger?

Things to know for MLK Jr. Day, Monday January 15th! Plan your week with the Community Calendar:  Monday, January 16 1:00pm Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at Faneuil Hall.  The Museum of African American History has teamed up with Mayor Marty Walsh and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra to pay tribute to King with words and songs at Read More…

Community Real Estate

Zoning Relief for 3-5 Quincy Court Addition Opposed by Residents Association

A proposal to renovate and add additional living space to 3-5 Quincy Court has been one of the most contentious requests for zoning relief in the neighborhood. It didn’t get any better at the recent North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. The Boston Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) voted to deny a previous plan for a fourth story addition in Read More…

Community

The Weekender: North End 1979, St. Lucy Rescheduled, Cheering the Nursing Home

Recapping the top post of the week, take a look at the 5 posts that drove the most traffic! Revisiting the Beginnings of North End Gentrification in the 1970’s Columnist Nick Dello Russo treks through the North End in 1979, right as the neighborhood started to be gentrified and redeveloped. Showcasing a 1979 article from American Read More…

Community Daily Briefs

Weekend Guide: Dirty North Street, Quattro Bargain, Mayor Jackson?

Things to know for the Weekend! Notable articles from around the news: ‘I want to become the 55th mayor of the City of Boston’ Well, it’s official, Tito Jackson will be throwing his hat into the mayoral race to challenge incumbent Marty Walsh this coming fall.  The Boston Globe has more on Tito’s quest to become the 55th Mayor Read More…

Community Real Estate

Video: Councilor LaMattina Discusses Regulation of AirBnb and Short-Term Rentals

At this week’s meeting of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC), City Councilor Sal LaMattina spoke about Boston’s upcoming proposal to regulate AirBnb, VRBO and other short-term rental companies in the city. LaMattina said his goal is to limit investor properties that use AirBnb as a primary income source. The Councilor supports short term rentals in Read More…

Community Daily Briefs Meetings

Thursday’s Briefing: NEWRA Meeting, NBSS Carpentry, Snow Shoveling for Seniors?

Things you should know for Thursday! NEWRA holding the Community Calendar:  Thursday, January 12 7:00pm NEWRA Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St.  View the agenda, more information at, www.newra.org. North Bennet Street School hard at work:  View this post on Instagram Today Preservation Carpentry students assembled the back wall of the gallery using square rule to Read More…

Event Notices

St. Lucy’s Feast Moved to Thursday Night on St. Anthony’s Feast Weekend

Feast of Saint Lucy to Kick Off Saint Anthony’s Feast Weekend in 2017 Celebration will begin Thursday evening and continue all weekend. Gearing up for their Centennial Celebration in 2019, the organizers of the Feasts of Saint Anthony and Saint Lucy are announcing big schedule changes for the famous annual celebration.  Beginning this year, the Read More…