SS Direct Connect Bus Moving Ahead

Federal stimulus funding of $2.5 million is pushing ahead the South Station Direct Connect. The project will connect the two pieces of the Silver Line from Downtown Crossing to South Station via a dedicated bus lane. At the June 19th Move Mass meeting, MBTA officials indicated that they have not given up on Phase 3, the $1.5 billion underground...

Greenway Fountains & Plantings Update

The fountains in the North End/Waterfront area of the Greenway continue to be plagued by operational problems and it appears several sections will have a delayed start-up or won't be working at all this season. A recent email from Nancy Brennan, Executive Director of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, highlighted a number of operational issues. I have excerpted the...

New Neighborhood Crime Reports System

We have added a new page, called Crime Reports, to give residents easy access to a new service rolled out this week by the Boston Police and Utah-based web company For your convenience, we have added it directly on this website accessible through the top navigation bar. Crime data is uploaded each night by the police, allowing residents to...

Tall Ships Reaches Agreement With City

The organizers of Sail Boston and the City/State have come to an agreement that will allow the Tall Ships to sail and dock in Boston Harbor as planned on July 8th through July 13th. Public access to the ships will be free, although the parade of ships and two fireworks displays have been canceled. The Mass. Convention Center Authority...

Fairmont Donates to Eliot School

Neighborhood residents and this blog have been rightfully critical of many of the Fairmont Battery Wharf's recent applications for late night alcohol service at over 160 outdoor patio seats and a valet license on Commercial Street. With a pending entertainment license, this strain might continue for a while longer. However, I wanted to post a bit of positive news...

Aaron Wins Again

North End Democrat Aaron Michlewitz overwhelmingly took the win in Tuesday's Special Election for 3rd Suffolk District State Representative. Turnout was very light with just 2717 votes and Michlewitz receiving over 80% against South End Independent John Keith and Beacon Hill Republican David Trumbull. Aaron Michlewitz (D) 2190  votes    80.60% David Trumbull (R)       120  votes      4.40% John A. Kieth (U)          407...

Dan Nuzzo Receives Award From FOCCP

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park recently honored Dan Nuzzo with an award for his untiring efforts over the years, as President of FOCCP. The adjacent picture shows Dan receiving the award from Meghan Dennenberg, Membership Chair. For more information on the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, see their website at Thanks to Meredith Piscitelli for submitting the photo. If...

NEWRA’s June Meeting Vote Summary

Here is a rundown of the issues and votes from the June 11th North End/Waterfront Residents' Association (NEWRA) meeting. It was announced that NEWRA's membership is now at 317 members. NEWRA's Zoning, Licensing & Construction (ZLC) Committee will be having an important meeting next Tuesday, June 23 (Pilot House, 7pm) to review and vote on a ZLC comment letter...

Grill Regulations on Decks & Balconies

A recent Globe article gears up readers for the summer grilling season. For better or worse, the most relevant section to the roof decks and balconies in the North End/Waterfront neighborhood is the Safety section: "Safety - Before buying either type of grill, it's good to be acquainted with safety rules. State law prohibits liquid propane being brought into homes...

NEWNC Approves 20 Parmenter St Addition

In a 7-0 vote, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) approved of the plan to erect a one-story addition to the building at 20 Parmenter St. The building is commonly known as the North End Union and has been "in transition" for many years since Joe Perroncello took control as Trustee of the 20 Parmenter St Trust. The vote...

NEWNC Meeting – New Members & Officers

At the June monthly meeting of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC), the officers for the coming year were announced: President Stephen Passacantilli Vice-President Marie Simboli Secretary Bill Lane Stephen replaces Bill Musto as President who did not run for another term. Marie replaces Aaron Michlewitz as Vice-President who may resign from the Council pending his election on June 16...

Parcel 9’s Haymarket/Blackstone Street Bids

Chatter is rising on the four proposals to develop Parcel 9, the long triangular space adjacent to where the Haymarket push carts are located between Blackstone Street, the Greenway, North Street, Hanover Street and Surface Road. Public meetings by the Turnpike Authority and BRA have been ongoing for months setting design guidelines and RFP requirements. The RFPs are in...
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