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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:

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 They are titled Capital Improvement Protocol and Adjacent Development Review. Comments Read More…

Community Real Estate

BRA’s Comment Letter on Parcel 9 (Haymarket/Blackstone St)

The full Parcel 9 comment letter by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (MTA) can be accessed below: Click Here to Read the Complete BRA Parcel 9 Comment Letter dated July 30, 2009 (pdf) Most of the 7-page letter reviews the pros/cons of the four finalists, emphasizing its desire to aggressively Read More…

Real Estate

BRA Favors Eastat’s Residential Plan for Parcel 9

After considering the four finalists for Parcel 9’s development along Blackstone Street at Haymarket, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has thrown its weight behind Eastat Realty. The BRA expressed its opinion in a letter to the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority,  the owner of the property. Eastat’s Proposed Residential Project for Parcel 9 Includes a Ground Floor Read More…

Food & Drink Real Estate

NEWRA Sets Agenda For August 13th Meeting

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association is having its August monthly meeting this Thursday. Click here for a pdf version of the agenda which is also shown below. More information can be found at Thursday, August 13, 2009, 7:00 PM Nazzaro Community Center, 30 N. Bennet Street Reports  (7:00 PM – 7:15 PM) · President’s Read More…

Business Police & Fire

City Looking for North End Residents to Test its New iPhone Application to Report Problems

The City of Boston is inviting North End residents to be beta testers for its new iPhone application. Called Citizens Connect, the app will allow residents to take pictures of neighborhood problems and send them direct to City Hall for resolution. (Yes, I have already signed up.) Here is the information: Dear North End residents, Read More…