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Supermarket Committee Asks for Support

This week, Lia Tota and the Supermarket Committee came back to the neighborhood seeking support for a reinvigorated effort toward a supermarket project in the Bulfinch Triangle. The proposed site is next to the Avenir, a new apartment complex adjacent to North Station on Parcels 2A and 2C which are currently owned by MassPike and Read More…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Faneuil Hall Ranks #4 in U.S. Tourist Ranking, Ahead of Disney World & Grand Canyon

Just walking around town close to Faneuil Hall, I was trampled by tourists. Sure, it is the peak summer season, but it just seemed “monumental”, which reminded me of a recent survey of national destinations. A few weeks ago, neighbor Ann Pistorio handed me a USA Today article referencing a Forbes Traveler national survey of Read More…

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Armenian Park Delay by BRA Discussed at NEWRA Meeting

A scheduled presentation on the Armenian Heritage Park by Architect Don Tallelian did not happen at this week’s NEWRA meeting because the Boston Redevelopment Authority requested it be delayed pending its own review. Despite the lack of a formal presentation, an update was provided by Victor Brogna who is co-chair of NEWRA’s zoning committee. The Read More…

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Maritime Museum Opens At Fairmont Battery Wharf

The Fairmont Battery Wharf formally opened the Maritime Museum this week with an outdoor celebration, including podium speeches by the Mayor and other dignitaries. The Museum is being referred to as a pocket museum, with its 1,000 square feet of space retelling the history of Massachusetts Bay, featuring the U.S. Coast Guard and the history Read More…

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Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings

A few reminders for upcoming neighborhood meetings in the next week: Thursday for NEWRA, Monday for NEWNC and Tuesday for FOCCP. See the Calendar for all upcoming meetings & events in the North End/Waterfront community. NEWRA-North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association Thursday, July 9, 2009, 7:00pm Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St Click here for complete agenda Read More…