City Councilors File Petition for 6% Real Estate Transfer Tax to Combat Housing Speculation

From the Offices of Boston City Councilors Lydia Edwards and Kim Janey: Councilors Lydia Edwards and Kim Janey have proposed a Home Rule Petition to combat housing speculation and establish an investor and commercial property transfer fee. The proposed bill would enhance the city’s housing toolkit...

Walsh Contrasts State of the City to That of the Union

Mayor Marty Walsh gave the State of the City address on Tuesday, January 15 at Symphony Hall in Boston.  Walsh compared Boston’s growing success to the struggles the nation is facing as a whole. "The state of our city is strong, but I'm concerned about the state of our union,” said Walsh. 

Social Highlights This Week: Classic Boston

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Row House Rowing Studio to Open at Lovejoy Wharf

Row House, an indoor rowing studio, will be opening its first Boston location at Lovejoy Wharf, offering series of 45-minute group classes that include low-impact workouts complemented by high-energy music. Led by locally-based wife and husband Gyee and Bob O’Malley, Row House will offer full-body, low-impact workouts for a variety of fitness levels. Studio members will be able to track...

Wednesday’s Brief: Cannabis Store to Open in West End, Brinks Robbery Talk, The Savvy Patient

Editor's Note: On Tuesday, January 15th, NorthEndWaterfront.com was inaccessible for about 45 minutes shortly after the morning newsletter went out. A surge of traffic to the site caused our server to overload when we exceeded our bandwidth allocation. Our sincere apologies for the downtime. We will be experimenting with some options to avoid this in the future....

Human Circle Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Great Molasses Flood

Honoring the 100th anniversary of Boston’s Great Molasses Flood, residents and dignitaries came out on a chilly morning to form a human circle on the former location of a 90 foot wide molasses tank, located at what is now Langone Park on Commercial Street in Boston's North End. Twenty one people were killed and another 150 injured...

Boston Harbor Now’s “Waterfront Wednesdays” Episode One Explains Terms Around Climate Change

Boston Harbor Now's Director of Policy Jill Valdes Horwood and Director of Planning Alice Brown have started a bi-weekly video blog covering topics related to the harbor. https://youtu.be/WeSy9NG9mgs Their first video, "Learning to Speak Climate Change" demystifies the terminology that gets tossed around regarding climate change. In this informative,...

The Savvy Patient: Becoming a Partner in Your Own Health Care

Join Beacon Hill Village for "The Savvy Patient", a two-part conversation between an experienced practitioner and health care systems expert (Moore) and a healthcare consumer advocate (Roop). This free, public program will take place on Tuesday, February 5 and Friday, February 8 from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. on...

Tuesday’s Brief: Great Molasses Flood 100th Anniversary, Pauli’s Gives Free Lunch in Wake of Gov’t Shutdown, New Real Estate Tax Proposal

Today is Tuesday, January 15th, and North End sandwich shop owner Paul Barker, owner of Pauli's, arranged free lunch to government workers affected by the government shutdown, which is now going on its fourth week, read more on Boston.com. Here's what else you need to know for today... 1919...

100th Anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood in Boston’s North End

There will be a remembrance ceremony on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Langone Park site on Commercial Street. The City's Archaeologist Joseph Bagley, has arranged to have a ground-penetrating radar survey conducted at the site of the flood. The survey will help him construct a map of the flood and form a human-outline...

The Living Room is Closing

After fifteen years, The Living Room is closing on January 19th at the end of its lease at Atlantic Avenue on the North End waterfront. The news comes shortly after a spat of local closings, including La Galleria 33 on Salem Street and Durgin Park at Faneuil Hall. In 1998,...

ABCD Neighborhood Service Center Valentine’s Day Party February 1

The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center will host their Valentine's Day party on Friday, February 1 starting at 12:30 p.m. at their 1 Michelangelo Street offices. The snow date will be February 8. The center will provide round trip transportation for the Amy Lowell Apartments and Blackstone Apartments.