Featured Meetings

Wharf District Council Meeting Reports: High St. Pod-Style Hotel, State St. Renovation, Pinnacle Project Update

The Wharf District Council (WDC) held its October meeting on Tuesday, October 20 via Zoom. A number of notable reports and community updates were included as part of a full agenda. Elsey Partners “Pod-Style Hotel” at 188 High St. Kansas-based developer Elsey Partners, represented by owner Chris Elsey and Senior Architect Brad Buser, appeared before Read More…

Event Notices

Wharf District Council Oct. 20 Agenda: Police Update, 188 High St. Pod-Style Hotel, Climate Ready Downtown Study, State St. Project, Neighborhood Updates

The Wharf District Council will host their October meeting on Tuesday, October 20th from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. virtually on Zoom. See the full agenda and Zoom login information posted below. Updated Monday, Oct. 19: Climate Ready Downtown Boston Study will not be on the agenda. It has been moved to November meeting. https://zoom.us/j/99093754192?pwd=N3VxLzAxQVN4Nks2a3VFK2NWenlWQT09 Meeting Read More…

Community Featured Food & Drink Meetings

City Hearings Dish Out Details on Extension of Outdoor Dining and Heating Options

Conducting two hearings on Thursday, the City of Boston’s Licensing Board in concert with an interdepartmental team discussed details related to outdoor dining. Following the Walsh administration’s decision to extend outdoor dining until at least December 1st in an effort to offer continued relief for the restaurant industry in the wake of the COVID-19 publish Read More…

Community Featured Meetings

Wharf District Council Reports: State Rep. Michlewitz, Pinnacle at Central Wharf, New Public Art, Water Taxi Service Paused

The Wharf District Council (WDC) held its September meeting on Tuesday, September 15th via Zoom. A number of notable reports and community updates were included as part of a full agenda. Update From State Representative Aaron Michlewitz Unpacking issues related to the state budget in his capacity as the Chairman of the Ways and Means Read More…

Government Health & Environment Police & Fire

New City Task Force to Address Illegal Fireworks

The City of Boston has announced a new task force to address the increase of illegal fireworks in Boston’s neighborhoods. While there have always been some illegal fireworks leading up to the Fourth of July, this year has been worse than usual. Fireworks calls to the Boston Police Department were up by a factor of Read More…

Community Featured Government Meetings

Neighborhood Will Decide on Columbus Statue, Say Walsh and Michlewitz; Talk Outdoor Tables, Feasts, Pool, Voting at Residents Meeting [Video]

NEWRA MEETING VIDEO Click/tap here to view the video of Mayor Mayor Marty Walsh and State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, as well as the entire North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. Use the password: 7Z!+uG8. (including the period) Following a brief COVID-19 update, Boston Mayor Walsh and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz weighed in on Read More…

Featured Transportation

Debut of Northern Avenue Bridge Design Creates Debate Over Costs, Vision Zero Goals

City officials and project leaders recently presented their latest plans for the Northern Avenue Bridge Project with a design that takes a “people-first approach.” Comprised of two spans referred to as ribbons flanking a decorative truss, one span is exclusively reserved for pedestrians (facing the Harbor/Rowes Wharf) while the other consolidates a single lane designated Read More…

Featured Food & Drink Government

Restaurants: Proposed New Liquor Licenses “Slap in the Face” During Pandemic

This week’s Boston City Council hearing on adding 150 non-transferable liquor licenses for underserved neighborhoods became heated as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could put many existing alcohol licenses on the secondary market from many restaurants expected to go out of business. With all Massachusetts restaurants and bars ordered closed for on-site service as of March Read More…

Featured Government

City Council Talks Housing Security, Relief for Restaurants, Equitable COVID-19 Recovery, and Support for Veterans, Healthcare Workers

The Boston City Council had a full agenda for their second-ever virtual council meeting. Much of the conversation focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on Boston residents and workers, as well as on housing and businesses. The Council spoke about resolutions that can be enacted now, and how the city can prepare for future recovery. Read More…

Community Featured Real Estate Transportation

South Station Air Rights Project Open House Unveils Plans

With the multi-phase South Station Air Rights Project set to begin construction later this month, members of the project team held an Open House in the Fort Point Room of the BSA Space for the purposes of public engagement. The project, which is a collaboration between the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), Hines (developer) Read More…

Arts & Culture

Celebrating What Unites Us, the Latin America Edition

The September edition of Celebrating What Unites Us focused on Latin America and featured guest speaker Jose Jesus-Garcia Mota, the Latino Liaison from the Mayor’s Office Of Neighborhood Services. Mota spoke about his immigrant journey from Mexico City to the United States. Arriving in Boston in 2009, he first served at the Consulate General of Read More…

Community

9/11 Commemorations Honor the Fallen, Provide Healing and Hope

Tuesday marked the 18th anniversary of 9/11, one of our nation’s greatest tragedies. All throughout the City of Boston, commemorations were held to pay respect to the deceased, to help those heal who still grieve, and to provide citizens with the opportunity to remember, reflect, and come together as a community. At 8:30 a.m., crowds Read More…