The Greenway Conservancy Rift with MassHort

"Greater Boston with Emily Rooney" takes a detailed look at the past, present and future of Parcels 19, 21 and 22, near the Intercontinetal Hotel/Residences. The video segment is called, "The Greenway Rift" with the following excerpt: "The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Board plans to redesign some parcels near South Station. The idea is to provide space for farmers' markets and...

LaMattina To Offer Resolution on USS Constitution’s Gun Salutes

City Councilors Sal LaMattina and Stephen Murphy will offer the following resolution at the Wednesday, November 18th City Council meeting: 1385 - Resolution supporting the preservation of the USS Constitution’s heritage and  time-honored traditions of daily gun salutes and playing of the national anthem in Boston’s Charlestown Navy Yard. District 1 Councilor LaMattina will also offer the following honors: 1403 - Resolution...

Gov’t Center Garage Searches For Plan; Public School Idea Gets Attention

Stakeholders in the redevelopment of Government Center Garage (GCG) discussed various scenarios as they continue to search for a plan in a process that seems stalled.  Advocates for a public elementary school on the site received strong vocal support from City Councilor Mike Ross at the meeting. The Coalition for Public Education also delivered a letter to owner/developer Raymond Property Group and...

Feds Rule Against City on Hazardous Truck Routing

The US Dept of Transportation ruled in favor of trucking associations that objected to the City of Boston’s re-routing of trucks that were previously going through the North End/Waterfront streets. First, the City re-routed the trucks from Commercial Street to the shorter, less residential route on Cross Street. Many residents have continued to argue the route should be moved again...

Coro Dante Christmas Concerts

The CORO-DANTE will be having two Christmas concerts this year on December 5th and 6th. Please save the dates! ITALIAN CAROL SING Saturday December 5, 2009, 6:15 p.m. Nazzaro Community Center 30 North Bennet Street North End, directly behind St. Leonard's Church CANTATA OF RESPIGHI'S ITALIAN NATIVITY "LAUDA"WITH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND SOLOISTS Sunday December 6, 2009, 5:30 p.m. Dante Alighieri Society 41 Hampshire Street (Kendall Square), Cambridge Free admission. Donations...

Cross Street Sidewalk Plans Debated at NEWRA Meeting

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association invited Peter Gori from the Boston Redevelopment Authority to talk about the planned changes for Cross Street’s sidewalk reconfiguration. John Romano also assisted Mr. Gori from MassDOT’s perspective which owns these properties. MassDOT (Mass. Dept of Transportation) is the new combined organization that absorbed MassPike and other state transportation agencies). Gori explained that a “woonerf” is an...

BRA Discusses Plans for North End Development, Including Fulton St Lot

The Boston Redevelopment Authority reviewed two scenarios under consideration for North End development guidelines along the Greenway at this week’s NEWRA meeting. As part of its Greenway District Planning Study, the BRA is looking to “plan for growth” according to Peter Gori. Both scenarios include several new buildings along the existing length of Cross Street. One of the first spots likely to be designated...

“The Town” is Back! Filming Tuesday in North End

UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE MISSED AN IMPORTANT PIECE IN OUR NORTH END FILMING AND WE ARE REQUIRED TO FILM ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH FROM 11AM TO 4PM. STREETS WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR VEHICLES AND PEDESTRIANS.  BOSTON POLICE OFFICERS WILL PERFORM INTERMITTANT TRAFFIC CONTROL. FILMING LOCATIONS: CORNER OF SALEM STREET AND PARMENTER STREET CORNER OF NORTH MARGIN STREET AND THACHER STREET REPLACEMENT PARKING VOUCHERS...

Interim Trash and Clean Up Plan for Haymarket

Peter Gori from the Boston Redevelopment Authority spoke at the November NEWRA meeting regarding an interim trash and storage system for Parcel 9. This is the Haymarket/Blackstone Street parcel where 4 proposals were received for development. MassDoT has yet to determine a winner. The BRA recommended the residential proposal by Eastat and the Boston Museum. The caveat with the Museum was...

Video of Oyster Drop into Boston Harbor

The Massachusetts Oyster Project has released this video of the recent oyster drop from the North End/Waterfront area off Commercial Street by the shoreline near the Steriti Rink/tennis courts. The video explains the program's goals to reintroduce oysters to help the ongoing renewal of Boston Harbor. From their blog: "Everyone pitched in and we had a very nice day. We mesured...

Quincy Market Christmas Tree Arrives

The Christmas Tree has arrived for setup at Quincy Marketplace. The lighting is scheduled for November 21st. View Boston.com's photo gallery of the tree's arrival and prep.

Boston Cares’ Family Volunteer Day at North End’s Eliot School

On Saturday, November 21, 2009, come out and make a difference with families from all over Boston! Volunteers of all ages and their families and friends can participate in the nation-wide Family Volunteer Day program hosted by the HandsOn Network and sponsored by Disney Parks and Fidelity Investments. Volunteers can make a difference in youth literacy at a project hosted...
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