Featured Government

Councilor Edwards Offers Zoning Board Amendment to Home Rule Petition

City Councilor Lydia Edwards (District 1) offered a revised draft of her home rule petition that was signed as an executive order by Mayor Marty Walsh in February 2020. Although the signed executive order addressed many of Councilor Edwards’ concerns regarding the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), she identified four areas of contention that she Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Old North Suspends On-Site Programming

After being closed for nearly four months due to the Coronavirus, the Old North Foundation reopened the historic site to visitors on July 16, 2020. Unfortunately, the Foundation is unable to sustain operations under the ongoing pandemic restrictions, and has announced it will suspend on-site programming. Read the full statement from Old North Executive Director Read More…

Featured Transportation

Reader Poll: Do You Support an Outbound Bus Lane on N. Washington St.?

Earlier this month, a meeting to discuss a potential bus lane on North Washington St. was held by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) and the MBTA. This newly proposed lane would stretch from Sudbury St. to Causeway St. on the outbound side of this busy, often congested street. The new lane, marked in red above, Read More…

Featured Government Meetings

Elected Officials Discuss North End Projects; Homelessness in the Neighborhood; Cocktails To-Go; Police Reform Legislation

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) hosted a virtual joint meeting to hear updates from local elected officials. Follow along with the video or find it summarized below. Councilor Lydia Edwards (District 1) provided updates about North End improvements that were included in the City’s FY21 budget and other Read More…

Featured Photos & Videos

Super Yacht Watch: “DreAMBoat”

Super yacht DreAMBoat, measuring 295-feet, is seen here at Boston’s Yacht Haven. The yacht is owned by billionaire Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons NFL team and co-founder of Home Depot. The capital “AMB” in the boat’s name represent Arthur’s initials. According to CharterWorld, DreAMBoat can sleep 23 guests in addition to 33 crew members. Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Massachusetts Issues Strict New Travel Guidelines, Non-Compliance Fines [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were five new  COVID-19 cases this week in the Downtown, North End, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay neighborhoods, according to the Boston Public Health Commission’s weekly report through July 23rd. The total number of cases for the downtown neighborhoods stands at 511, a rate of 91.7 per 10,000 residents. About 1.9% of all Emergency Department visits were Read More…

Featured Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: Lovejoy Wharf Stairs Reopened, Temporary Charles River Safety Zone

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for July 26 – August 8, 2020. Marine Impacts From 7/20 – 8/11, a temporary Safety Zone on the Charles River will prohibit transit through all spans of the North Washington Street Bridge to allow Read More…

Community Featured

Weekly Top Reads: Mirabella Pool Opens, Police Blotter, Neighborhood Council Supports Projects, Ship to Shore, and Potential New Bus Lane

This week’s top posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured the reopening of the local swimming pool, police updates, development, comedy, transportation, and more. Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week. Mirabella Pool Opens July 22, Swim Slot Registration Required The BCYF Mirabella Pool on Commercial Street in the North End reopened Read More…

Community Featured Government Meetings

Mayor Walsh Provides Updates on COVID-19, Schools, Parking, Outdoor Dining, Parks & Violence

The North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) and North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) hosted a virtual joint meeting on Wednesday evening to talk with local elected officials about updates for the neighborhood in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Marty Walsh discussed the current COVID-19 data and the City’s reopening plan. Boston entered Read More…