Sports Transportation

Bike Lanes In Process on Commercial Street

The City has started changing the traffic lines on Commercial Street to accomodate bike lanes running both North and South around the North End / Waterfront neighborhood. In order to make space for the 5’ bike lanes, one Southbound vehicle lane is being removed. The proposal to “buffer” one bike lane inside of the parked Read More…

Government People Police & Fire

Sal DiMasi, Former House Speaker and North End Resident, Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

Former Massachusetts House Speaker and North End resident, Sal DiMasi, was sentenced to eight years in prison today by a federal court judge after being convicted on corruption charges last June. In his decision, US District Court Judge Mark Wolf said DiMasi’s life had been “a great American story to a point.”  The ruling also Read More…

Sports Transportation

North End Bike Lane Public Comment Period Open Through August 2, 2011

The City of Boston would like your input on a bike lane proposal for Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue. The proposed plan will create a Harborbike facility with a hybrid option including a cycletrack on one side and a standard bike lane on the other side.  

Community Real Estate Transportation

Jackson Ave Resident(s): It’s a Private Way, Just Look at the Signs

A discussion emerged on the Forum regarding the new signs placed on Jackson Avenue which abuts Copps Hill Terrace (Slide Park) between Charter and Commercial Streets. We went out and took these photos that pretty much tell the story, as described in the forum by Sallie: “In the 30+ years I have lived in the Read More…

Community Sports Transportation

Back to the Drawing Board for North End / Waterfront Bike Lanes

A new stumbling block entered the mix at the third public meeting where the City’s bike lane proposal was presented for the North End / Waterfront. Using a more conservative safety analysis around driveways, the reduction in the number of resident parking spaces is now expected to be 15-20 instead of the previously thought 5-10 Read More…

Sports Transportation

Second Bike Lane Meeting Reviews Hybrid Concept with Boston’s First “Cycle Track”

Did you miss the second community meeting on the North End Bike Lane? Watch the video above! On June 6, 2011, the City’s Boston Bikes program held a second public meeting on a proposed bike lane along Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street in the North End. Unfortunately, the meeting was not well attended by residents Read More…

Government

Mitt Romney to Open Campaign Headquarters in the North End

Mitt Romney will be opening his presidential campaign headquarters at 585 Commercial St. in the North End, according to Boston.com. This week, Romney announced an exploratory committee to run for President, which allows him to start raising money. (See the video.) The currently vacant building at 585 Commercial St. was also the base for Romney’s Read More…

Community Real Estate

221-227 Commercial Street Presents ATM Variance

Kevin Curry, co-owner of 221-227 Commercial Street, presented to the NEWRA Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee to add an ATM machine as an approved use for the property at the corner of Atlantic Avenue & Commercial Street. Current zoning includes a car wash, gas and service station, and drop off/pick up laundry. The location is currently leased to Read More…