Featured Police & Fire

Hundreds of Teens Continue to Swarm North End / Waterfront Streets and Parks

This weekend continued the scene where hundreds teenagers swarmed the North End streets, waterfront and parks. A concerned resident shares this eyewitness account: “Every summer we deal with the horrible teenagers running through our neighborhood, but this summer has hit a high! Last night I witnessed hundreds upon hundreds of teenagers run away from police down Read More…

Government Meetings Transportation

Connect Historic Boston / Cycle Track Update at North End Construction Meeting

On Thursday, June 15th, 2017, the City of Boston hosted a Construction Update Meeting in the gym of the Nazzaro Center. Though information on several different departments and projects were available to the people of the North End, it was a rather low turn out (perhaps because of this). In a series of posts, we Read More…

Featured Transportation

Information Regarding North End Concerns on Connect Historic Boston (Cycle Track) Project

The following information was submitted by Kay Barned-Smith, CCM, AIA, Public Works Construction Management and Connect Historic Boston Project Manager.  Please note there is a North End Construction Update meeting scheduled for June 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. See the flyer. INFORMATION RE: NORTH END CONCERNS In response to a number Read More…

Featured Real Estate

Considering the “Old Waterfront Historic District”

The torrid pace of development and street construction has renewed interest in protecting the historical character of the neighborhood. On the North End waterfront, efforts for a historic district are moving forward now that City and State officials have issued an official opinion of eligibility for the Old Waterfront Historic District. In documents recently received by NorthEndWaterfront.com, the Boston Landmarks Commission and the Massachusetts Read More…

Community Featured Transportation

Cycle Track Construction to Remove Most Brick on Atlantic Avenue Sidewalks

One of the longest, widest stretches of brick sidewalks in the North End / Waterfront neighborhood will disappear this Spring to make way for dedicated bike lanes, called cycle tracks. The area from Eastern Ave (Lewis Wharf) to Commercial Wharf will be replaced with concrete sidewalks, not brick, on the waterside of the street, according Read More…

Real Estate

Neighborhood Photos: The Boulevard Under Construction

Across from Rowes Wharf, construction on a new 12-story residential development, The Boulevard, continues with most of the demolition now completed. The building overlooking the Greenway is scheduled to open by the end of 2017 featuring 36 luxury residences starting at $1.5 million and up to $6.5 million. The main entrance will be at 110 Broad Street. “Smart technology” is being Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Blustery Winds

A common sight of late has been the white sheen on neighborhood streets. Bob Somerville captures the blustery winds looking down Atlantic Avenue in this photo. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Did you take an interesting photo in or around Boston’s North End / Waterfront? Have it featured by emailing it to Read More…

Event Notices Health & Environment Photos & Videos Sports Transportation

Residents’ Association Gives Mixed Reaction to Proposed Cycle Track on Commercial Street [Video]

As part of a series of community meetings on the proposed North End “cycle track,” city officials presented to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) on February 13, 2014. The redesign of Commercial Street and part of Atlantic Avenue will incorporate a dedicated bicycle “cycle track” from Cross Street to Charter Street in Read More…

Government Photos & Videos Transportation

Commercial Street Redesign with Cycle Track Presented by City Officials [Video]

This video shows the third meeting, held on January 28, 2014, regarding the redesign of Commercial Street and part of Atlantic Avenue to incorporate a dedicated bicycle “cycle track” from Cross Street to Charter Street in the North End / Waterfront. The main feature of the cycle track is to elevate the bike lane to Read More…

Arts & Culture Photos & Videos

Things Change: Atlantic and Commercial on the North End Waterfront

When we recently posted the street signs where Atlantic Avenue meets Commercial Street, it reminded us of a series of “before” and “after” photographs in a new book called Things Change by father / daughter team, Alanna and Gerald Reilly. The father, Gerald, took a series of 35mm black and white photographs back in the 1970’s Read More…

Photos & Videos Transportation

Neighborhood Photo: Where Atlantic Avenue Meets Commercial Street

The meeting of Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street is one of those classic Boston street oddities that comes from a long history of land and traffic reconfigurations. The latest scourge of Boston’s street signs are stickers over the Bostonia logo, here by The SkiMonster.com (on principle, I am not linking it). “Neighborhood Photo” is a Read More…

Event Notices Government Health & Environment Photos & Videos Transportation

North End Cycle Track Takes Shape at Connect Historic Boston Meeting [Video]

The North End cycle track design continues to move forward in an accelerated process driven by Federal funding deadlines including a $23 million TIGER grant for the Connect Historic Boston (CHB) project. The primary CHB effort in the North End / Waterfront is the cycle track that will form part of a 4 mile continuous Read More…