Featured Government Meetings

Register of Deeds Candidates Murphy and Forde Speak in North End

Candidates for Suffolk County Register of Deeds Stephen Murphy and Katie Forde introduced themselves to community members at the May North End Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. Current Register Stephen Murphy spoke first, reminding attendees about his background and the work he has done as Register of Deeds over the past two years. Improved the Suffolk Register Read More…

Meetings Police & Fire

Public Safety Meeting: Loud Hanover Party, Business Break-ins, Two Arrests

Boston Police District A-1 provided North End / Waterfront residents an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the May 2018 North End Public Safety Meeting. Crime in District A-1 is down 9% YTD. Aggravated Assault (1) – 4/27/18 (Charter Street): Domestic incident. Disturbing the Peace (2) – 4/28/18 – 4/29/18 (426 Hanover Street): Read More…

Meetings

Next Phase Starting for North End Water, Sewer and Drainage Project

Irene McSweeney from Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) presented an update on the North End improvements project at the April North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting. Work on phase 3 of these improvements will begin this spring. The BWSC will send out monthly updates to the community as project details unfold. Watch Read More…

Featured Health & Environment Meetings

Climate Change and Environmental Planning in Boston [Video]

City efforts to address climate change was the main topic of discussion at a presentation by Rich McGuinness, Deputy Director for Climate Change & Environmental Planning for the Boston Planning & Redevelopment Agency. The meeting was held on April 12, 2018 at the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). McGuinness explained what the planners and Read More…

Meetings

6 Hull Street Petitions Neighborhood Council to Legalize Existing Conditions of 5-Unit Dwelling

Adam Griffith and Joseph Carregal presented at the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) April meeting seeking approval to legalize existing conditions at 6 Hull Street of a 5-unit dwelling. The building currently has 5 units, but it was recently discovered to be legally listed as only a 4-unit dwelling. The council voted unanimously (7-0) in Read More…

Community Featured Government Meetings

North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council 2018 Elections; Nomination Papers Available

The annual election for North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) is coming up on May 19, 2018 where six of the twelve seats will be decided. May 7th is the deadline to submit your papers, available at the Nazzaro Center (30 N. Bennet Street) front desk and on the NEWNC Facebook page. Are you Read More…

Community Meetings

Residents Association Neighborhood Reports and Updates [Video]

North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) executives and committees gave a series of reports at their April 12, 2108 meeting. A summary and video timeline are shown here so you can follow along or jump to areas of interest. (00:00) Welcome and introductions – NEWRA President Mary McGee (02:00) President’s Report – Mary McGee Read More…

Featured Meetings Transportation

Initial Questions About North Washington Street Bridge Project Answered at Neighborhood Council Meeting

Jeff Dietrich led a community chat at the April North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting to answer questions about the North Washington Street Bridge project and encourage residents to attend the upcoming public meetings. Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus in Charlestown. Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Read More…

Featured Meetings Police & Fire

Public Safety Meeting: Convenience Store Robberies, Stolen Bike, Larceny from Vehicles, Six Arrests

Boston Police District A-1 provided North End / Waterfront residents an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the April 2018 North End Public Safety Meeting. Robberies – Business (1) – 3/6/18 at 2:53 a.m. at 484 Hanover Street (7-Eleven): Police officers responded to an armed robbery in progress at the 7-Eleven store at Hanover Read More…

Featured Meetings Real Estate

Dock Square Garage Plan Shows Limits of Building Over Existing Parking Structure

The limits of building on top of an existing parking garage became apparent at last week’s public meeting with Dock Square Garage owner, Fortis Group and their architect team, Stantec. The need to retain internal ramps will result in little external change along Surface Road and the Greenway, other than recladding and new landscaping. In Read More…

Featured Meetings

The Hub on Causeway Phase III Project Change – Increased Office Tower Height and Floor Plates

On Monday, March 26, The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) held a joint impact advisory group and public meeting to discuss proposed changes to the office tower at the Hub on Causeway at North Station. The two key changes to the project would be an increase of the office tower height from 480 feet Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment Meetings

Hearing on Flooding Brings Together City Groups to Discuss Strategies & Solutions

On Monday, March 26th, Boston City Councilor At-Large and Chair of the Committee on Planning, Development & Transportation Michelle Wu held a hearing on flooding in Boston, focusing on strategies and solutions to combat more frequent and more intense flooding across the city due to climate change and sea level rise. Wu called for the Read More…