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Community Real Estate

Debating Development & Conflict Issues at the Greenway Conservancy Meeting

Getting snapped at by the smug Peter Meade, Chair of the Conservancy’s Board, was the highlight of my night at the Greenway’s Annual Meeting held downtown on Tuesday, September 1st. In the public comment period, I summarized my comments on their proposed improvement and development protocols, imploring the Conservancy to incorporate basic conflict of interest Read More…

Community Meetings Real Estate

Greenway Conservancy Annual Meeting Agenda

The Annual Meeting of the Greenway Conservancy will take place on Tuesday, September 1, at 6:00 pm at the Metro Meeting Center, 101 Federal Street, 4th Floor. The meeting will be followed by a Public Hearing on the draft Design Protocols for Capital Improvements within the Greenway Parks and Open Spaces and the draft Protocols for Reviewing Proposed Development Projects Abutting the Greenway at 7:00 pm. There is a reception before the meeting at 5:30 pm.
An agenda for the meetings is shown below. Copies of the draft protocols may be found at

Parking is available on site at 101 Federal Street (between Franklin and High Streets), at a City garage nearby on Devonshire, or at the Post Office Square garage. The closest T stop is South Station.

Email Priscilla Bradley to be put on the building security list for entry at:

Click the “Read More” link below to view the agenda for the meeting and public forum.

Arts & Culture

North End Activist Authors New Children’s Book, “Trooper, the Shetland Sheepdog”

Meet Phyllis Rugnetta and her Sheltie dog, the main character in her first children’s book, “Trooper.” First, let’s introduce Phyllis … Born and raised in the North End; third generation where she says “There is no place like home – the North End Waterfront.” Phyllis prides herself on the fact that her Italian grandparents who Read More…

Police & Fire

Gennaro ‘Jerry’ Angiulo dies at 90

Article roundup regarding the death of Jerry Angiulo: Mob boss Gennaro ‘Jerry’ Angiulo dies at 90 by Shelley Murphy, Boston Globe Staff Boston Mafia boss Jerry Angiulo dies, by Laurel J. Sweet, Boston Herald Angiulo not an everyman, but an every gangster by Howie Carr, Boston Herald Former Mafia underboss Gennaro Angiulo dies at 90 Read More…

Food & Drink Real Estate Transportation

Opposition Growing to Cross Street “Woonerf” Plan

After two presentations by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, neighborhood residents are questioning the logic of the “woonerf” plan on Cross Street between Hanover and Salem Streets. Woonerf is a Dutch word for an area, usually residential, where motorists and other users share the street without boundaries such as lanes and curbs.  This type of arrangement Read More…

Real Estate

105 Prince Street Headhouse Needs Zoning Relief

The condominium assocation at 105 Prince Street presented at NEWRA’s ZLC (North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Zoning, Licensing & Construction) committee meeting looking for support to modify the headhouse on the roof of their building. The headhouse and surrounding roof design is nearly 100 years old and is causing water infiltration due to drainage problems. In Read More…

Police & Fire

Weekly North End Police Log – August 27, 2009

Notable incidents from this week’s Boston Police Journal Log: Vandalism – 08/22/09 12:30pm Victim reports on Salem Street that an unknown person scratched the trunk and passenger side of his 2008 Mercedes E350. Larceny in a Building – 08/23/09  9:00pm-11:50pm Victim reports his lapyop was stolen from the lobby of a Parmenter st. building. Read Read More…

Event Notices

Kennedy Motorcade to Pass Through North End

Senator Kennedy’s motorcade on Thursday will pass through the center of the North End, around the Waterfront toward the Rose Fitzgerald Greenway. As reported by NECN: On Thursday, Senator Kennedy is expected to leave the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port at about 1pm for a motorcade trip to Boston. The motorcade will drive off the Read More…

Community Government

Edward M. Kennedy and the North End

Here are a few articles from the coverage of the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy that relate to the North End/Waterfront neighborhood. Kennedy Left An Impression In A Thousand Little Ways By Monica Brady-Myerov, “… ANOTHER LASTING IMPRESSION KENNEDY MADE on the city of Boston was the Rose Kennedy Greenway, named after his Read More…

Real Estate

NEWRA’s ZLC Agenda for Tuesday, 8/25 Meeting

Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee – Meeting Agenda Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 7:00 PM – The Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Ave Zoning and Licensing Applications 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM 105 Prince St., 105 Prince Street Condominium Association has filed an appeal seeking zoning relief to rebuild and expand the headhouse on the roof of Read More…

Community Event Notices

Greenway Conservancy Revises Park Guidelines; Little Improvement for Public

In response to public input, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy released revised guidelines, effective August 14, 2009. These guidelines have been approved by the Greenway Leadership Council and the Conservancy Board of Directors. The complete document can be seen on the Greenway Conservancy’s website It is being reviewed now by the MTA, property owner Read More…