Event Notices

“Boston Occupied: An Insolent Parade” to Re-enact 1768 Landing of the British Redcoats Landing

“Boston Occupied: An Insolent Parade”, is a re-enactment and commemoration of the 250th anniversary of when British troops landed in Boston in 1768, which began a seven-year occupation of the city. On the morning of Saturday, October 6 over 150 Redcoat reenactors will land on Long Wharf and proceed to occupy Boston throughout the weekend. After landing, the Read More…

Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Wharf District Council Meeting, Midnight NYE Fireworks, Tastes of the North End, City on a Hill Filming

Things to know for Tuesday Your daily roundup for Tuesday, December 19: 5:00PM Wharf District Council Meeting at InterContinental Hotel. Join the Wharf District Council Meeting at 510 Atlantic Avenue for presentations from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Friends of the Boston HarborWalk and the status of the Municipal Harbor Plan. Notable News: Read More…

Community Featured Government

Notch Another Win for “North End Ten” in Long Wharf Case

The decade-long effort to protect Long Wharf‘s open space by a group of current and former North End residents (dba, the North End Ten) received another win this week with a Superior Court judgement against the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA, now known as the Boston Planning & Development Agency). [See Mahajan et al. Read More…

Health & Environment

Photos: Doctors Without Borders Refugee Camp Exhibit at Long Wharf

Forced From Home is an outdoor reconstruction of refugee settings by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The exhibition on the global refugee crisis is open through October 23rd at the end of Long Wharf Park. The exhibit aims to answer visitor questions about refugee settings. War has come to your home and you’re forced to Read More…

Real Estate

National Park Service Concerned About Everything Going on at Long Wharf Park

As the City wraps up its recommendations for the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan, we recently received a letter from the National Park Service (NPS) to the State asking about Long Wharf Park … not just the small pavilion at the end, but ALL of the activities / uses / structures around the Marriott hotel and the commercial building on Read More…

Community Government Health & Environment

BRA Loses in Court (Again) in Effort to Commercialize End of Long Wharf

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) lost its appeal in federal appeals court this week in what has been a decade long effort by the city agency to lease the end of Long Wharf for a restaurant development, once proposed as Doc’s Long Wharf, a 220-seat, 4,655 square-foot eatery/bar with outdoor tables. On September 23, 2016, the appeals Read More…

Real Estate

Mitigations Proposed for Harbor Garage, Long Wharf & Hook Wharf Developments

New pocket parks and public open spaces … expanded Harborwalk … renovated Aquarium plaza … ferry terminal … upgraded public access … the game of trade-offs is afoot in a package of “offsets” to the major developments proposed in the latest draft of the Downtown Waterfront Planning Initiative. The end is in sight for the multi-year planning process that will Read More…

Community Government

War Over Long Wharf Continues As Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments

The fight over Long Wharf continues to be a legal slugfest with oral arguments being heard last week in front of a three judge panel at federal appeals court. Despite having spent over $500,000 in legal expenses, the Boston Redevelopment Authority continues to fight for a commercial restaurant development while the National Park Service is intent on keeping the Read More…

Community

Legal Expenses Skyrocket at BRA in Fight Over Long Wharf

Legal expenses by the Boston Redevelopment Authority nearly doubled last year in its fight to lease the space at the end of Long Wharf for a restaurant development. The city agency spent $238,281 during 2015 in legal billings, primarily in a lawsuit against the National Park Service. Last year’s expenditures make up almost half of the $552,386 grand total of legal expenses put toward Read More…

Community

Boston Redevelopment Authority Appeals Federal Court Decision to Keep Long Wharf as Open Space

The Boston Redevelopment Authority filed an appeal last week of the Federal Court ruling barring development at the end of Long Wharf. US District Court Judge Saris determined last August that the National Park Service was correct in its assessment that the pavilion and surrounding open space are protected as recreational parkland under the Land and Read More…