Community Transportation

Parking Freeze To Be Reviewed

This is the fourth in a series of articles on the issues discussed at the June 22, 2009 public meeting for the Greenway District Planning Study with a focus on transportation. The City currently has a parking freeze at 35,000 public spaces set by the Boston Environment Department to moderate emissions within Boston. However, the Read More…

Community Real Estate

NEWRA Opposes Harbor Garage Proposal

In a special meeting, the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) approved a letter to public officials that “strongly opposes the project.” NEWRA believes “the project is too massive and totally out-of-scale for this waterfront site.” After a line-by-line editing of the 5-page letter, NEWRA members overwhelmingly approved the letter which will be available for submittal Read More…

Community Health & Environment Transportation

Electric Car Plug-In Stations & Kiosks

This is the third in a series of articles on the issues discussed at the June 22, 2009 public meeting for the Greenway District Planning Study with a focus on transportation. A major priority of the BTD is to start installing electric car plug-in stations with new garages having 2 for every 50 spaces. Extending Read More…

Community Transportation

Greenway/Downtown Transportation Agenda

The presentation slides from the fourth meeting of the Greenway District Planning Study have been posted on the GDPS page of the BRA’s website. There are 23 powerpoint slides that cover the Transportation Department’s initiatives for downtown and along the Greenway’s linear parks. The meeting is also the subject of a series of article posts Read More…

Community Health & Environment Transportation

Bicycling Around the Greenway

This is the second in a series of articles on the issues discussed at the June 22, 2009 public meeting for the Greenway District Planning Study with a focus on transportation. Bicycling programs are receiving more attention as a much needed part of Boston’s transportation future. In typical mayoral fashion, Menino has made this one Read More…

Community Health & Environment Real Estate Transportation

BTD Presents for Greenway Study

This is the first in a series of articles on the issues discussed at the June 22, 2009 public meeting for the Greenway District Planning Study with a focus on transportation.

The Boston Transportation Department was on stage Monday night as part of a series of public meetings for the Greenway District Planning Study. Vineet Gupta presented goals of the department that not only apply to the Greenway, but also to the larger City transportation system.

Community

Greenway Fountains & Plantings Update

The fountains in the North End/Waterfront area of the Greenway continue to be plagued by operational problems and it appears several sections will have a delayed start-up or won’t be working at all this season. A recent email from Nancy Brennan, Executive Director of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, highlighted a number of operational issues. Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

Dan Nuzzo Receives Award From FOCCP

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park recently honored Dan Nuzzo with an award for his untiring efforts over the years, as President of FOCCP. The adjacent picture shows Dan receiving the award from Meghan Dennenberg, Membership Chair. For more information on the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, see their website at www.foccp.org. Thanks to Meredith Read More…

Community Real Estate

Parcel 9’s Haymarket/Blackstone Street Bids

Chatter is rising on the four proposals to develop Parcel 9, the long triangular space adjacent to where the Haymarket push carts are located between Blackstone Street, the Greenway, North Street, Hanover Street and Surface Road. Public meetings by the Turnpike Authority and BRA have been ongoing for months setting design guidelines and RFP requirements. Read More…

Community Health & Environment Police & Fire Real Estate

No Rush to Flush on Long Wharf

It’s just too easy to come up with clever little titles for this story in today’s Globe regarding the $300,000 city toilet under construction on Long Wharf by Christopher Columbus Park. The project has encountered one problem after another, keeping that area mostly fenced off for two years. There’s a quote in the article that Read More…

Community Health & Environment Real Estate

Greenway Changes Coming To Neighborhood

The North End/Waterfront could potentially have three significant construction projects beginning this Fall on Greenway Parcels 12, 13 and 14. The Armenian Heritage Park has been long-planned on Parcel 13, in the space across from Mercantile Wharf. However, the other two projects are relatively new proposals and have been put on a fast track. Parcel Read More…