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Weekly Top Reads: Haymarket Garage Parking, City Meters, Dock Square Tower, Municipal Harbor Plan, Local Poets, & Family Ice Skating

In this week’s top posts on, several local garages gained neighborhood attention, along with parking meter pricing and community events. Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week!

North End Resident Parking Abuse at Parcel 7 Haymarket Garage (5 Investigates)

Sixty discounted parking spaces at the Parcel 7 Haymarket Garage were dedicated to North End residents during and after the Big Dig as mitigation for lost parking elsewhere in the neighborhood. Now, 5 Investigates reports those North End parking spots are being used by non-residents and businesses. Read more here.

Boston’s Performance-Based Meter Pricing Pilot Results

The City’s year-long parking pilot has found increased meter pricing to be the most effective strategy to reducing congestion, improving parking availability, and increasing roadway safety. The pilot tested increased meter pricing in the Back Bay and flexible meter pricing in the Seaport. Read more about the results here.

Renderings Released for Dock Square Garage Development

Renderings have been released for the redevelopment of Dock Square Garage at 20 Clinton Street in the Bulfinch Triangle. The proposed project would add a 10-story, 253,000-square-foot spiral-shaped construction atop the garage containing 195 for-sale condominium residences, expanding the garage to 17 stories and 209 feet tall as well as 535,000 square feet in size. Read more and see photos here.

Chiofaro’s Harbor Garage Agrees to Indemnify Aquarium From Tower Construction Losses

After months of negotiations, an agreement between Harbor Garage owner, Chiofaro Company, the New England Aquarium and the City of Boston was released last Friday. The agreement details terms between the three parties that will allow for a tower up to 600 feet (900,000 square feet capacity) at the water’s edge while securing permanent parking for the Aquarium and indemnifying it from losses during construction. Read more here.

Local Talent Highlighted at Love Is… A Valentine Coffee House [Photos]

On the evening of February 15, the North Bennet Street School atrium was magically transformed into a Valentine Coffee House hosted by the Friends of the North End Library. Local talent found their inner poets and entertained the enthusiastic audience with love themed poetry, letters, and music recited and sung. Read more and see photos here.

Editor’s Choice

Families Celebrate Children of Addictions Week at Steriti Rink Ice Skating Party

Last Saturday, Families Facing Addiction and Children of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (COASA) hosted an ice skating party at Steriti Rink to celebrate Children of Addictions Week with families and friends from all over the state. Attendees gathered for pizza and cake before heading onto the ice for some skating! Read more and see photos here.