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 and 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…

Arts & Culture Featured Meetings

A&J Art + Design Presents North Square Redesign Update at Neighborhood Council Meeting

Ann Hirsch and Jeremy Angier of A&J Art+Design presented an update on the North Square public art project at the March North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council meeting. The artwork, expected to be installed in September / October 2018, will include four interactive sculptures: 1. North Square View in 1798 (2:12) 2. Bronze map of the Read More…

Featured Meetings

HarborWalk Signage Project Presented at Neighborhood Council Meeting

Liz Nelson Weaver and Jan Engelman of the Friends of the Boston HarborWalk presented the HarborWalk Signage Project at the March North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting. The Friends of the Boston HarborWalk’s mission is to enhance enjoyment of the HarborWalk. They do three major things (00:46): monthly walks of the HarborWalk, the signage Read More…

Business Featured Meetings

Neighborhood Council Votes Against Going Bananas Malt & Wine License

Frank Scire and his attorney Rashi Mangalick petitioned the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) for support of a new malt and wine license at Going Bananas at the March NEWNC meeting. The council voted 6-1 in opposition to the license. Frank Scire, owner of Going Bananas, said he wants to offer a small, limited Read More…

Meetings

Neighborhood Council Votes in Support of 38 Fleet Street Addition

The North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council voted 7-0 in support of Chris Fiumara’s proposal to add a two-story addition to 38 Fleet Street. Fiumara, the building owner, and his mother Maria attended the meeting represented by Attorney George Morancy. The building construction would change the building’s occupancy from a three-family to a five-family dwelling. Currently Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Meetings

North End Music & Performing Arts Center Highlights Community Engagement, Digital Presence, and Space in Annual Report

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) shared their 2017 annual report at a public meeting last week, highlighting their recent marketing and rebranding overhaul, continued community outreach, and possible new space. The meeting began with NEMPAC Executive Board elections. Dianne Royle was re-elected as President, Doug Bowen-Flynn was re-elected as Vice President, Read More…

Meetings Police & Fire

Public Safety Meeting: Robberies and Arrests, Breaking & Entering, Four Neighborhood Larcenies

Boston Police District A-1 provided North End / Waterfront residents an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the March 2018 North End Public Safety Meeting. Robberies (2) -2/6/18 at 3:50pm at Century Bank, Hanover Street: Police officers responded to a Hanover Street bank for a robbery in progress. On arrival, bank teller reported an Read More…