Business

Battery Wharf Hotel Strike Ends With Tentative Agreement

Local 26 union announced a tentative agreement with the Battery Wharf Hotel on Thursday afternoon, ending the strike at the waterfront hotel in Boston’s North End. Workers were seen celebrating outside the property, after having been on strike since September 5th. A ratification vote is scheduled for Friday, November 22nd. Battery Wharf Hotel is owned Read More…

Community Featured

What’s the 311? Battery Wharf Protestors, Right on Red at Causeway St. & Lomasney Way, Overflowing Trash at DeFilippo Playground

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Overflowing Trash Can at De Filippo Playground This 311 user says, “Full trash barrel in lower level of the North End Dog Park 02113.” The original Read More…

Community Featured

What’s the 311? Falling Bricks on Holden Ct., Battery Wharf Labor Unrest, Commercial Wharf Overflowing Trash

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Falling Bricks at 5 Holden Ct This 311 user writes, “I have called in the past & nothing was done! bricks are falling off the back Read More…

Featured Government

City Council Supports Striking Union Workers at Battery Wharf Hotel

The Boston City Council recently passed a resolution supporting the Battery Wharf Hotel workers’ strike. UNITE HERE Local 26 workers filled the council chambers calling on Boston officials and residents to avoid the Battery Wharf Hotel until this labor dispute is resolved with a contract that they believe respects working people, women, immigrants and African-Americans. Read More…

Community Featured

What’s the 311? Commercial St. Crossing Guard Needed, Battery Wharf Disturbance, Homeless on Paul Revere Mall

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. No Crossing Guard at 585 Commercial St. This 311 user says, “No crossing guard for Eliot school on Commercial Street. Traffic is treacherous. Drivers are crazy. Read More…

Business Featured

Workers Strike at Battery Wharf Hotel in North End

Workers at Battery Wharf Hotel went on strike Thursday at the waterfront property in Boston’s North End. Represented by the Local 26 union, approximately 80 strikers walked off the job as negotiations broke down with the hotel, now owned by Canadian operator Westmont Hospitality. The jobs at stake include room attendants, bellmen, cooks, dishwashers and Read More…

Community Featured Government Real Estate

City Responds to Development Planning Task Force For North End Waterfront Parcels

In an effort to avoid another war after the Lewis Wharf Hotel debacle, nine North End / Waterfront condominium boards reached out to city officials in a joint letter (pdf) to address the remaining open development parcels in the neighborhood. Specifically, the letter identified areas of development concern at Commercial Wharf, Lewis Wharf, Sargent’s Wharf, and vacant lots Read More…

Food & Drink Real Estate

Battery Wharf Hotel Receives Support for New Function Room

Representing Battery Wharf Hotel, General Manager Peter Sulow and Attorney Joe Devlin returned to North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) for support in turning a vacant second floor space into a function room. The request comes after last year’s licensing transition from Fairmont to Westmont Hospitality. The new function room will be located on the second floor Read More…

Business

Divine Design Center Opens on the North End Waterfront

Encompassing 8000 square feet, New England’s largest design showroom has opened right here on Boston’s North End waterfront. Owner and principal designer Mariette Barsoum recently moved her Divine Design Center to Battery Wharf from the Seaport’s design center. A one-stop destination for interior design and remodeling, Divine Design Center features Europe’s top brands in its Modern Kitchen & Living Read More…

Community Food & Drink

Battery Wharf Hotel Ownership Change & Live Entertainment License

Battery Wharf Hotel continues to work through license issues as a result of its ownership change from the Fairmont to Westmont Hospitality Group. A representative appeared this week before the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) that decided to defer voting until Westwood’s attorney could be present to clarify the application. Westmont is looking to change its Read More…