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Community

Resident To Compete In Ironman For Charity

You may have seen Jon Larson running around the neighborhood and he has a lot of training yet in front of him. The North End/Waterfront resident has been selected to compete in this year’s Ironman in Kona, Hawaii and he is using the exposure to benefit the patients in the joint Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Care Read More…

Business Health & Environment Transportation

Montreal’s BIXI Wins Boston Bike-Share Contract

And the winner is … BIXI!?!?! Boston has selected a vendor for its pilot bike-share program called the BIXI system coming from Public Bike System out of Montreal. BIXI is now operational in its home city and set to start a program in London.  It might be a bit surprising that the Municipal Area Planning Read More…

Police & Fire

Indecent Exposure Incident in North End

=A police report from Area A-1 has been filed regarding an incident of indecent exposure last night (Saturday, August 15, 2009) around Unity Street/Unity Court. About 3:15am, a hispanic male, 30-35 years old, 5 feet 6-8 inches, bushy eyebrows, weighing 160 pounds approached the female victim as she was walking and started talking. When she Read More…

Real Estate

Yacht Haven Goes For $8 Million at Auction

Today’s auction for Yacht Haven, the bankrupt property off Commercial Wharf, brought an $8 million top bid from an unknown buyer. The identity is likely to be disclosed next week when papers are filed. The amount is less than the $10.1 million mortgage held by the bank, but probably more than the expectation from the Read More…

Police & Fire

Weekly North End Police Log – August 14, 2009

Selected incidents from the weekly North End/Waterfront Police Log: Larceny / Shoplifting 08/08/09 11:45pm The known male suspect stole 6 bottles of facial cream from a Hanover Street store. Merchandise recovered by store security. Auto Theft/ Motorcycle 08/09/09 12:30am-1:45am Victim reports his Duca 1098R (red) motorcycle was stolen from Fulton Street. Click here to see Read More…

Community Food & Drink Real Estate

Voting Results – NEWRA’s August 13th Meeting

Here is a summary of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting held on Thursday, August 13th at the Nazzaro Community Center. BRA Presentation of Cross Street Plan Peter Gori, Senior Manager, showed the proposed 98 outdoor patio seats for the businesses on Cross Street between Hanover and Salem Streets in the space formerly occupied Read More…

Real Estate Transportation

Fairmont Battery Wharf Update Shows Progress

The Fairmont Battery Wharf, has been making some progress on melding itself into the community, although there are still some promises yet to be fulfilled. The hotel management appears to be making the most efforts to reach out, while the developer continues to procrastinate regarding the restoration of Battery Street. The Fairmont hotel has offered Read More…

Event Notices

Fisherman’s Feast Thursday 8/13 – Sunday 8/16

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know we are in the middle of the big feast season. This weekend is the Fisherman’s Feast on Fleet & North Streets. The event starts August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 16. And yes, the Sorrento Cheese Tower Building competition is back this year. Judging by the poll on the left hand side of this website, as of this writing, 56% of you will be at the feast while 44% will be getting away.

More details can be found at their website: www.fishermansfeast.com

The schedule of events is shown at the link below:

Arts & Culture Business Community Real Estate

Boston Museum Makes Final Push For Parcel 9

With the MassPike’s decision expected on August 20th, the Boston Museum is continuing its aggressive push for public support. The organization has signed up some headline names to support its proposed project for Parcel 9 (Haymarket/Blackstone St). See the NECN video for more. Related Articles: BRA’s Comment Letter on Parcel 9 (Haymarket/Blackstone St) BRA Favors Read More…

Arts & Culture Business

Paul Revere House Marker Updated Online

Have you ever noticed the historic markers around town? There actually is a database and the Paul Revere House marker was recently updated. The online citizen-kept website is called the Historical Marker Database. Click here to see the updated marker page for Paul Revere’s House From the marker: “In recognition of the national significance of Read More…

Food & Drink

Nick’s Deli Withdraws C.V. License Application

In response to neighborhood opposition, Nick’s Famous Deli on 66 Cross Street has withdrawn its late night application (2 am with a 4am takeout window) for a C.V. (common victualler) license at 66 Cross Street for food and non-alcoholic beverage service. The Licensing Board hearing scheduled for Wednesday, August 12th has also been canceled. Nick’s Read More…

Community Real Estate

Greenway Conservancy Releases New Protocols For Parklands and Adjacent Development

The Greenway Conservancy has released working drafts of protocols and procedures for community review of future improvements within the parklands and along the Corridor. An introduction to the drafts is included in each of the protocols. You can find the draft protocols at http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/docs. They are titled Capital Improvement Protocol and Adjacent Development Review. Comments Read More…