Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Smooth as Glass

Earlier this week the water between Lewis & Commercial wharves was, as Jon Campanelli describes it, “smooth as glass.” The summer boats have not yet returned and the waters are quiet as people stay at home during COVID-19. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos using our Submit a Post form, via email Read More…

Community Featured Real Estate

Harborwalk Proposal Filed by Commercial Wharf East Condo Assn

In a recent filing from Commercial Wharf to the State’s Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP), the condominium association (CWECA) has proposed building a new Harborwalk on the southside of the property. The public pathway on edge of Boston Harbor would connect the boardwalk near Joe’s American Bar & Grill on Commercial Street to the section Read More…

Featured Government Meetings Real Estate

Residents Group Supports Commercial Wharf Chapter 91 Legislation

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) has submitted a letter to the State House, supporting the proposed legislation by Rep. Aaron Michlewitz to prevent potential action from the Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) that could revert existing ground floor residences back to their original commercial use status under a Chapter 91 license process. Read More…

Featured Meetings

Wharf District Council Meeting Reports: Bostonia, Commercial Wharf, Community Preservation Act, State St. Project

The Wharf District Council (WDC) held its November meeting on Tuesday evening at The New England Aquarium (NEAQ) Harborside Learning Lab. A number of notable reports and community updates were included as part of a full agenda. Bostonia Public House Requests Support for DJ License: Appearing before the WDC, John P.Connell, Esq. requested support as Read More…

Featured Real Estate

Commercial Wharf Ch. 91 Legislation Heard at State House

A hearing was held last week at the Mass. State House regarding Bill H833, regarding Commercial Wharf and its ongoing dispute with the State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regarding Chapter 91 requirements at the North End / Waterfront property. Legislators, not known for brevity, have officially titled the bill, An Act confirming Commercial Wharf Read More…

Community Featured Real Estate

Tavistock Presents Commercial Wharf Plans at First Public Meeting

Tavistock Development Company, commercial property owners along Commercial Wharf in Boston’s North End, addressed a large gathering of residents Tuesday evening at Joe’s American Bar & Grill. Still very much in the infantile stage of planning, residents who attended had several concerns with the company’s redevelopment proposal along the pier. Tavistock’s current plans include Joe’s Read More…

Featured Meetings

Commercial Wharf East Condo Assoc. Lawyer Explains Legislation to Preserve First-Floor Private Uses

Members of the Commercial Wharf East Condominium Association (CWECA) are asking community members to support legislation proposed by State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz to preserve the 40-year grandfathered uses of Commercial Wharf that would allow unit owners to continue living in their first-floor homes. CWECA’s lawyer Bill Zucker spoke at the October North End / Waterfront Read More…

Featured Real Estate

Tavistock Development Company to Present Plans for Commercial Wharf

Tavistock Development Company, commercial property owners along Commercial Wharf in Boston’s North End, are hosting an information session at Joe’s American Bar & Grill on Tuesday October 15 at 6 p.m. to share information about their proposed redevelopment along the pier. Tavistock acquired commercial property along Commercial Wharf in 2016 and has been working with Read More…

Police & Fire

Officials Cite Contractor as Creating “Unsafe and Dangerous Worksite” After Woman Hurt

The woman who was struck by a falling metal railing on Thursday remains in critical condition as city officials investigate the scene and the contractor involved in the tragic incident. Boston Inspectional Services Department named Corolla Contracting of Winthrop in a statement on Friday and stopped work at the site on the North End waterfront. Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Metal Falls from Commercial Wharf Roof Hitting Woman on Sidewalk

Metal debris, possibly a railing, fell from the roof of Commercial Wharf and hit a woman in the head, sending her to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The incident happened on Thursday morning at approximately 8:30 am to the woman in her 30’s and walking her dog that morning. Workers had been filling pallets of Read More…

Featured Government Real Estate Transportation

Court Hears Arguments for Parking Rights at Commercial Wharf

Judge Linda Giles described the case as “important, complex” and even “fascinating” in a July 23rd hearing at Superior Court. Who knew a parking dispute could be so intriguing? But then, this involves Commercial Wharf, one of the most litigated properties in downtown Boston through a series of cases ongoing for more than 30 years. Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment Real Estate

Commercial Wharf Ch. 91 Exemption Would Grandfather Mixed Use & Parking Rights

The battle at Commercial Wharf for access, use and parking rights continues on the North End waterfront. Negotiations and lawsuits have been ongoing for several years between the Commercial Wharf East Condo Association (CWECA), the State’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) [represented by the Attorney General’s office] and Boston Yacht Haven that operates a marina at Read More…