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...

NEMPAC’s 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Sale on the Prado

Interested vendors contact: becca0923@yahoo.com

105 Prince Streets Receives Zoning Relief from BBA

Related posts: 105 Prince St Headhouse Change Receives NEWRA Support 105 Prince Street Headhouse Needs Zoning Relief NEWNC Goes to the Movies, Hears Fortunes & Zoning Issues

BBA Gives OK to Sapori DiNapoli at 115-117 Salem Street

Related posts: NEWRA Supports New Beer/Wine License at "Sapori di Napoli" Sapori di Napoli Applies for New Liquor License

Public Skating at the Steriti Memorial Rink Starts November 27th

Steriti Memorial Rink 2009-2010 Public Skating Schedule Open/Close Dates Friday, November 27th - Public Skating Hours begin March 14th - Closing date for public skating at Rink Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri                  1:30pm-2:30pm Tue                                                   1:30pm-4:50pm Fri                                                     7:00pm-8:50pm Sat                                                    2:00pm-3:50pm 7:00pm-9:50pm Sun                                                   2:00pm-4:50pm Steriti Memorial Rink 561 Commercial Street North End (Boston), MA 02109 (617)523-9327 Ice time booking 617-727-4708

Guest Commentary on Live Entertainment Licenses

The following is a guest commentary by Stephanie Hogue. As with all commentaries, the opinions expressed are those solely of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of NorthEndWaterfront.com. Donato Frattaroli's application for a zoning variance to allow live entertainment at his restaurant, Lucia's, requires careful consideration by the neighborhood.  The North End is currently zoned as a...

NEWRA Membership Votes Against Renovation at 16 Hull St.

In a very close vote, the North End/Waterfront Residents' Association (NEWRA) voted 23 to 21 against a zoning application that would turn a 5 unit building into 8 smaller units.The application is by Peter McGinnis for his planned renovation at 16 Hull Street. The vote contrasts with the supportive vote  (5-2) by the neighborhood council (NEWNC) earlier in the...