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Gov’t Center Garage Searches For Plan; Public School Idea Gets Attention

Stakeholders in the redevelopment of Government Center Garage (GCG) discussed various scenarios as they continue to search for a plan in a process that seems stalled.  Advocates for a public elementary school on the site received strong vocal support from City Councilor Mike Ross at the meeting. The Coalition for Public Education also delivered a letter to owner/developer Read More…

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Cross Street Sidewalk Plans Debated at NEWRA Meeting

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association invited Peter Gori from the Boston Redevelopment Authority to talk about the planned changes for Cross Street’s sidewalk reconfiguration. John Romano also assisted Mr. Gori from MassDOT’s perspective which owns these properties. MassDOT (Mass. Dept of Transportation) is the new combined organization that absorbed MassPike and other state transportation agencies). Gori explained Read More…

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BRA Discusses Plans for North End Development, Including Fulton St Lot

The Boston Redevelopment Authority reviewed two scenarios under consideration for North End development guidelines along the Greenway at this week’s NEWRA meeting. As part of its Greenway District Planning Study, the BRA is looking to “plan for growth” according to Peter Gori. Both scenarios include several new buildings along the existing length of Cross Street. One of the first Read More…

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Interim Trash and Clean Up Plan for Haymarket

Peter Gori from the Boston Redevelopment Authority spoke at the November NEWRA meeting regarding an interim trash and storage system for Parcel 9. This is the Haymarket/Blackstone Street parcel where 4 proposals were received for development. MassDoT has yet to determine a winner. The BRA recommended the residential proposal by Eastat and the Boston Museum. The caveat Read More…

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NEWRA Membership Votes Against Renovation at 16 Hull St.

In a very close vote, the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted 23 to 21 against a zoning application that would turn a 5 unit building into 8 smaller units.The application is by Peter McGinnis for his planned renovation at 16 Hull Street. The vote contrasts with the supportive vote  (5-2) by the neighborhood council Read More…

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NEWNC Supports Zoning Change for Smaller Apartments at 16 Hull Street

At this week’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council meeting, NEWNC supported a zoning change application for 16 Hull Street, to increase the number of apartments from 5 to 8 smaller units. Peter McGinnis, a developer with other North End buildings, recently purchased the building and plans a complete renovation. The plan is to make 8 units out of the Read More…

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SJC Listens to Fustolo vs Hollander

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard oral arguments today for the case of Fustolo v. Hollander on the issue of petitioning activity. This appeal arises out of a defamation action by a North End real estate developer, Fustolo, against a North End newspaper writer, Hollander, where the defendant claimed that her writings constituted protected petitioning activities Read More…

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North End Union Receives “Sustained With Provisos” Decision From ZBA

Sustained with provisos means the variance is approved with conditions. The application was to add one story to the building which is undergoing renovation. During the neighborhood meetings, the owner agreed not to have a restaurant or patio at the location. See the links below for more detail. See also: North End Union Looks to Read More…

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Seaport District Master Plan Remains Unfulfilled

Nearly ten years ago, a master plan was developed for the Seaport District, including a residential component that was supposed to fill about one-third of the area. From the perspective of the densely residential North End/Waterfront neighborhood, it is interesting to watch the changing direction of the South Boston Waterfront.   Ten years later, the Read More…