Year-Round Street Cleaning Meeting Scheduled

Editor note: This meeting is at 6:30 pm, not 7:00, as originally distributed. NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING for North End Pilot Program YEAR-ROUND STREET CLEANING Monday, October 4, 2010 6:30 pm - Nazarro Center The City of Boston Public Works Department will be implementing year-round expansion of the Posted Street Sweeping Program in the North End. This pilot program is being conducted to...

Haunted October – ROC Teen Saturday

Friday, October 29th, 2-8pm is when the playground outside the Nazzaro Center turns into the ROC Halloween Haunted House and Carnival. In addition to the haunted house, there will be a pumpkin patch, pony rides, moon walk, super slide, candy, pizza and face painting. The flyer below has all of ROC Teen Saturday’s Haunted October events. Contact virgil70s@aol.com for...

Adding an Artist’s Touch to the Greenway Corridor

North End artist, Nathan Swain, is one of those people that walks through the city and looks for ways to spruce up its drab infrastructure. To the amazement of many, he has already completed several projects. First, he painted large-scale murals for the “windows” of the Salem Street powerhouse building. More recently, he beautified the concrete wall in the courtyard of St....

DeFilippo Park “The Gassy” Snow Hill Street Wall Improvements Meeting – Beat Report

Boston Parks Department hosted a community meeting last night to discuss design alternatives for wall improvements along Snow Hill Street, DeFilippo Playground, located at 135 Prince Street in the North End. This was the first community meeting in a continuing public process with the community and the project design team. This meeting was primarily about the Snow Hill Street...

Greenway Carousel Study Community Meeting Notice

The following meeting notice is courtesy of the Greenway Conservancy. See the Community Calendar for all neighborhood meetings and events. What: Greenway Carousel Study Community Meeting When: Wednesday, September 29, 6-8PM Where: The New England Aquarium Harborside Learning Lab The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is planning a series of public meetings to explore a proposal for a new, custom carousel on the...

Chiofaro Blitzes Press With New Design for Harbor Garage Redevelopment

As only he can, developer Don Chiofaro stirred the press into a fury today as he presented a modestly scaled down version of “Aquarium Place” on the Harbor Garage site. The two angular towers have been cut by about 20% from the height of the original proposal and now stand at 615 and 471 feet. Of course, this is...

Christopher Columbus Park Fountain Closed For Repairs

Boston’s Parks Department has forwarded some news about the fountain near the rose garden in Christpher Columbus Park. (Thanks to Meredith for sending in.) “The (Rose Kennedy) fountain in the (Christopher Columbus) park has been non-functioning for several weeks.  The electrical repairs are going to be more significant that anticipated, so we are going to keep it off for the...

NEWRA Debates Target vs. Stop & Shop

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) discussed the pros and cons of a Target P-Fresh store versus a Stop & Shop supermarket at this week’s meeting. Trinity Financial is  the new designated builder for the new development in the Bulfinch Triangle. As discussed earlier in the week at the Neighborhood Council meeting, the developer is weighing its...

Matt Lauer Visits North End’s Eliot School

Today Show co-host Matt Lauer visited the John Eliot K-8 School on Thursday. Lauer was greeted by Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol R. Johnson and Eliot School Principal Traci Walker-Griffith. Lauer flew to Boston to conduct interviews at the Eliot on the importance of Kindergarten. The segment should air the week of September 27th on NBC’s Today Show (shown...

Parcels 7 & 9 RFP Guidelines Advisory Committee Convenes for First Meeting

The first of five meetings was held this week by the Parcels 7 & 9 RFP Guidelines Advisory Committee. The goal of this committee is to prepare “request for proposal” guidelines that would be used by the State to issue a bidding document for developers. Parcels 7 & 9 are in the “Market District” near Haymarket and adjacent to Blackstone...

Spinning the Greenway Carousel

Carousels can be make your head spin and so can the decision to build a new one on the Greenway. As announced this week in the Boston Globe and the Greenway Conservancy’s blog, an anonymous donor is contributing $1 million that will be used to build a new carousel for the Greenway, replacing the concession that exists today between...