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…

Community Featured Real Estate

Harbor Islands Pavilion Proposed for Greenway

A pavilion selling tickets and showcasing information on the Harbor Islands is being proposed for Greenway Parcel 14. Tom Powers of the Boston Harbor Alliance presented at the June 2nd meeting between the Greenway Conservancy and Leadership Council. The Boston Harbor Alliance is a non-profit group supporting the Harbor Islands. Through federal transportation funding supported Read More…

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Greenway Conservancy Meets Council

At the first joint meeting between the Greenway Conservancy and the appointed Leadership Council, participants reviewed a brief history of the Greenway’s first year and looked forward to fiscal 2010. The Greenway Conservancy was originally tasked with just the maintenance of Chinatown Park, but given budget cuts elsewhere, the Conservancy will now be responsible for Read More…

Community Featured Real Estate

Greenway Team Shows Development Scenarios

Last Thursday night at the third public meeting for its $250,000 Greenway development study, the BRA’s Kairos Shen and Peter Gori allowed their Toronto consultants to present various developmental scenarios for neighboring areas. See the previous post (Harbor Garage Dominates Greenway Meeting) regarding the Wharf District which is being used as a prototype and the Read More…

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…

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…