Business Featured Real Estate

Closed North End Storefronts Multiply as Seasons Change

It is the time of year when the tourist traffic starts to dwindle and neighborhood businesses often decide to make a change, remodel or even close the doors for good. North Ender Adam Castiglioni wandered the streets recently and noticed a growing number of closed storefronts. Here’s a recap. The Italian 7 art and gallery Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Chase Bank “Coming Soon” to Salem & Cross Streets

Signs were put up Monday at the corner of Salem and Cross Streets to officially announce the future arrival of Chase Bank. J.P. Morgan Chase announced a large-scale expansion in the Boston area back in October 2018 with over 60 new bank branches and 130 ATMs, including a proposed location in Boston’s North End. In Read More…

Community Featured

What’s the 311? Homeless Fill Entryway on Cross St., Broken Sidewalk, Late Recycling Pick-Up

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. Homeless Camp in Entryway at Intersection Of Cross St & Hanover St This 311 user writes, “Disgusting entryway to the North End. Homeless people have set Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Freedom Trail Returns to Cross Street

Last month NorthEndWaterfront.com reader Adam Castiglioni shared photos of the ongoing construction at Cross Street Plaza and asked “When will the construction be done and the Freedom Trail restored?” The Freedom Trail Foundation provided some information at the beginning of September saying, among other things, that the crew was scheduled to begin installation of the Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Cross Street Construction

Adam Castiglioni shared the above photos of the construction at the Cross Street Plaza in the North End. Observing the ongoing work Adam asks, “When will the construction be done? When will the Freedom Trail be restored? Why are they taking out crosswalks?” “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos via email Read More…

Event Notices

Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee April 23 Agenda: Chase Bank at 48-50 Salem Street

The April Zoning, Licensing and Construction (ZLC) Committee meeting will be held Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Mariners House. The ZLC will hear an appeal to change the zoning use for the building at the corner of Salem and Cross Streets from a 36-A restaurant (formerly Peet’s Coffee and, before that, Goody Read More…

Business Featured

Chase Bank Presents Branch Plans to Residents with Possible Outdoor Cafe Seating

Chase Bank presented plans for 50 Salem Street to the North End / Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) on February 14th. The location at 50 Salem Street was formerly occupied by Peet’s Coffee and Goody Glover‘s before that. Ownership changes and subsequent rent increases have been challenging, according to previous lease occupants. Chase Bank emphasized they would commit to Read More…

Business Featured

Chase Bank Coming to North End at Salem & Cross Streets, Formerly Peet’s Coffee and Goody Glover’s

Using a rendering of a branch at 50 Salem Street in Boston’s North End, megabank J.P. Morgan Chase announced a large scale expansion in the Boston area with over 60 new bank branches and 130 ATMs. The announcement came Monday by Chase executives participating in the “Forbes Under 30” summit at City Hall Plaza. The rendering Read More…

Featured Meetings

Neighborhood Council Votes Against Citizens Bank at 198 Hanover Street

Citizens Bank presented their petition at the September Neighborhood Council meeting for a conditional use permit for a bank and ATM at 198 Hanover Street, taking over the middle storefront of Charter Realty’s Cross Street building. The council voted 4-1 in opposition to Citizens Bank. Council members and meeting attendees had concerns about what the Read More…

Community Government

Old North, Charter Realty Applying for Community Preservation Grants

An information session about the Community Preservation Act was held earlier this week at the Nazzaro Center where a group of residents learned about the act’s mission, the eligibility criteria and how to apply. The Community Preservation Act (CPA) provides funds for acquisition, creation, preservation and enhancement of open space, historic resources and affordable housing in Read More…

Business Government

City Councilors Introduce Legislation to Limit Zoning for Chain Stores

City Councilors Michelle Wu, Kim Janey and Lydia Edwards filed legislation to remove as-of-right designations for chain stores in Boston’s neighborhood business districts. The proposal, entered at today’s Council meeting, would amend the City of Boston’s Zoning Code to regulate formula retail uses, also known as chain stores, and require a conditional use permit for Read More…