Health & Environment

Residents Petition for Removal of Lewis Wharf Harbor Piling Field

A group of petitioners associated with the Save North End Waterfront / No Lewis Wharf Hotel effort submitted a letter to the City and State regulators advocating for the removal of the dilapidated harbor pilings around Lewis Wharf. “There are large amounts of floating and partially submerged debris within and around the former pile fields, Read More…

Featured Real Estate

Lewis Wharf Hotel Cannot be Built Over Submerged Pilings, Says State in Final Ruling

Prospects of a proposed Lewis Wharf Hotel project that juts into the harbor were dashed on Wednesday when the State’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued its final ruling prohibiting building over pilings or piers that are below water at high tide. Following up on its preliminary ruling last September, the DEP said, The Department’s Read More…

Featured Real Estate

Considering the “Old Waterfront Historic District”

The torrid pace of development and street construction has renewed interest in protecting the historical character of the neighborhood. On the North End waterfront, efforts for a historic district are moving forward now that City and State officials have issued an official opinion of eligibility for the Old Waterfront Historic District. In documents recently received by NorthEndWaterfront.com, the Boston Landmarks Commission and the Massachusetts Read More…

Real Estate

B&T: Lewis Wharf Hotel Project to be “Radically Changed” but Move Forward

Construction manager John Moriarty said he and partner J.W. Capital continue to review alterations to their plans to move forward with a hotel project at Lewis Wharf, per an article in Banker & Tradesman.  The news on the originally proposed 5-story, 277 room hotel comes despite a significantly reduced project area as a result of a Massachusetts Department Read More…

Community Real Estate

Lewis Wharf Hotel Opposition Seeks Support from Neighborhood Council

On behalf of the Lewis Wharf Hotel project opposition group, Sydney Asbury spoke to the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council asking them to submit a letter to the Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection supporting their ruling of new development not being able to extend over pilings or piers that are below water at high tide. Most of the pilings at Lewis Wharf are not Read More…

Community Real Estate

Residents Association Votes to Support State Ruling Preventing Lewis Wharf Hotel Development

In a vote of 36-1, the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted to support the recent Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) report that pilings underwater at high tide cannot be built upon. The DEP report is currently in a comment period until November 21st, after which a final determination will be made. If the DEP Read More…

Real Estate

Lewis Wharf Hotel Opposition Group Pushes Mayor to Take Position

The “Save Our North End Waterfront” group of residents opposing the proposed Lewis Wharf hotel is pressing its case to Mayor Walsh, who has not formally met with the group nor taken a public position. A recent State ruling could severely cut the project footprint and ultimately kill the proposal. To date, however, the Boston Planning Read More…

Health & Environment Real Estate

Save Our North End Waterfront Group Documents High Tide at Lewis Wharf Piling Field

Reinforcing its position that a submerged piling field cannot be legally built on, members of Save Our North End Waterfront gathered on Monday afternoon for a “High Tide” event. The organizing arm opposes the proposed Lewis Wharf hotel project and documented the disappearing piles at the site of the proposed luxury hotel. “Anyone can see that the Read More…

Real Estate

State Regulator Opposes Lewis Wharf Hotel Building Over Submerged Harbor Pilings

The proposed hotel project at Lewis Wharf has been thrown into question after the Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection confirmed that a new development cannot extend over pilings or piers that are below water at high tide. Since much of the piling field at Lewis Wharf is not visible at high tide, the DEP ruling could dramatically reduce the size of Read More…

Community Real Estate Transportation

Large Projects Review at Residents Association [Video]

At this week’s meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), executives gave a brief update discussion on a few of the large projects undergoing review. NEWRA has created a website page as an information resource on BRA large projects. See the video above, according to the following timeline: (00:00) North Station Area Traffic Study – Ford Read More…

Community Government

Protest Signs Greet Mayor at North End / Waterfront Coffee Hour

Citywide media were on the scene for the latest City Hall employee indictment, but North End / Waterfront residents tried to get the Mayor’s attention on several community issues at Wednesday’s coffee hour. Neighbors came out in force to protest the closing of the North End Nursing Home and to stop the proposed developments at Harbor Garage and Read More…

Event Notices

June 9th NEWRA Agenda: Monica’s Mercato Takeout, DeFilippo Dog Recreation, BRA Project Updates!

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Community Center. NEWRA encourages all North End/Waterfront residents to become active members and participate in neighborhood meetings. Meetings are open, and all are welcome! For more information, contact info@newra.org. The full agenda Read More…