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Community Real Estate

Harbor Garage Dominates Greenway Meeting

The third public meeting on development around the Greenway introduced controversy on many fronts, but the most provocative issue surrounds the Harbor Garage Redevelopment. As part of the Greenway District Planning Study, the BRA (Boston Redevelopment Authority) presented six scenarios for the existing garage space, in order from low scale to very dense. Scenario 1 Read More…

Government

North End’s Aaron Michlewitz Wins Election

The North End’s Aaron Michlewitz pulled out the win in a hard fought Democratic primary race for State Representative. Michlewitz and the South End’s Susan Passoni each ran very strong campaigns and the results showed Michlewitz with 2,116 votes to Passoni’s 1,945. Lucy Rivera from Beacon Hill and Brian Ross also from the North End, Read More…

Transportation

NEWRA Opposes Fairmont’s Valet

NEWRA (North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association) voted to oppose Fairmont Battery Wharf’s proposal for a valet license covering 4-5 parking spaces on Commercial Street. Don Birch of Leggatt Properties and consultant to Battery Wharf, presented the proposal. Battery Wharf’s garage has the capacity for 376 spaces using a 2 level lift system, although only there are Read More…

Food & Drink Real Estate

NEWRA “Tables” Fairmont’s Outdoor Seating

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) “tabled” its discussion on Fairmont Battery Wharf proposals for outdoor alcohol service at two restaurants. Matthew Sterne, manager of the Fairmont Battery Wharf at 377 Commercial St, presented the hotel’s plans to amend its existing 2 am indoor license to add two distinct outdoor dining patios with a 10 Read More…

Arts & Culture Real Estate

NEWRA Supports Salem Street Mural

At its May 14th meeting, NEWRA (North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association) enthusiastically supported a proposal by local artist Nathan Swain to put banner murals on the NStar power building on Salem Street. The vote was 33-1 in favor of the murals. Swain explained that he changed his proposal from paint on the building itself to banners/posters Read More…

Real Estate

NEWRA Unanimously Supports 10-12 N. Bennet St

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association unanimously supported Rita Casoni’s application (33 favor, 0 oppose) for a zoning variance at 10-12 N. Bennet Street. The meeting was held Thursday, May 14 at the Nazzaro Center. The variance will make the 3rd floor into 2 units (now 1) which will make the building 7 units from the Read More…

Community Featured Government

Neighborhood Council Introduces 2009 Candidates

On May 11, 2009, the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) met for its monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Center. Council members present included Bill Musto (President), Bill Lane (Secretary), Bob DeCristoforo, Anne Devlin Tagliaferro, Stephen Passacantilli, Daniel Petrigno and Marie Simboli. Non-present council members were Marlo Imbergamo, Jay Kublow, Jodi Lanza, Nicholas LaRosa and Vice-President Read More…

Food & Drink Real Estate

Neighborhood Council Supports Pagliuca’s Expansion

At its May 11, 2009 meeting, the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council voted unanimously to support zoning relief at Pagliuca’s Restaurant for a proposed expansion at 14-16 Parmenter Street. Pagliuca’s has applied to the Board of Appeal for an expansion of dining to its basement with 16 seats. The added space will be used to accommodate larger parties and overflow Read More…

Government

State Rep. Candidates Forum Brings Out A Crowd

On Thursday, May 7, a crowd of approximately 200 people showed up at a State Representative Candidates Forum before the May 19 primary election. The event was co-sponsored by the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association and the League of Woman Voters. NEWRA President Mark Paul introduces the candidates. From Left to Right: Mary Tamer (LoWV), Mark Read More…