Community

North End Ten Celebrate Battle Victory in the Long War of Long Wharf

A group of local residents, loosely referred to as the “North End Ten,” celebrated the recent federal court ruling against the Boston Redevelopment Authority and its plans to lease the space at the end of Long Wharf for a restaurant development. The NE10 have been fighting the BRA since 2008 to keep the area as an open space park, in Read More…

Community Government Health & Environment

BRA Loses “Long War of Long Wharf”; Area to Remain Open Space, No Restaurant

A federal court judge ruled late Wednesday against the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in what she referred to as the “Long War of Long Wharf.” The BRA planned to establish an enclosed 220-seat, 4,655 square-foot restaurant/bar with outdoor tables at the end of Long Wharf, once referred to as “Doc’s Long Wharf.” The court ruling favored the defending Read More…

Event Notices Real Estate

Long Wharf Marriott Hotel Expansion is Focus of BRA Planning Meeting

The Boston Redevelopment Authority and its consultants presented a revised proposal for the Marriott Long Wharf hotel at this week’s meeting of the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Committee. The plan would increase the width of the Marriott Long Wharf building by about 20 feet on both the north and the south side of the building and Read More…

Community Food & Drink Government

BRA Wants a Long Wharf Restaurant Bad Enough to Sue the National Park Service

In yet another twist of the six-year fight over the end of Long Wharf, the Boston Redevelopment Authority has filed suit against the National Park Service. In Federal Court, the BRA lawsuit objects to a NPS determination supporting the efforts of a North End citizens group (sometimes called “North End Ten”) to “Save Long Wharf.” Read More…

People Police & Fire

Body Found in Harbor at Long Wharf Identified as North End Resident, Eric Munsell

Authorities have identified the deceased body found in the harbor at Long Wharf as missing person, Eric Munsell, a 24-year-old North End resident who had not been seen since February 8th.  He was a recent Boston University graduate and working as an engineer at General Electric. The identification was made public on Thursday afternoon by Read More…

Government Real Estate Transportation

Downtown Waterfront Public Realm and Watersheet Activation Plan Draft Released for Public Review

In advance of a public meeting next week, the Boston Redevelopment Authority has released a draft planning document for the Downtown Waterfront. If you’ve been following our coverage and meeting videos for the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan then you have already seen some of these concepts. However, this is the first time a draft Read More…

Community Photos & Videos

Daily Photo: Long Wharf at Sunrise

Today’s photo is another early morning sunrise photo, this time at Long Wharf, shared by Eric Ambrette. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Did you take an interesting photo in or around Boston’s North End / Waterfront? Have it featured by emailing it to info@northendwaterfront.com. Please include a title, date taken and a Read More…

Community

State Says Doc’s Long Wharf Restaurant Falls Within Protected Park Boundary

In a status update this week regarding the disputed Chapter 91 license at Long Wharf, the State has released a letter indicating that the proposed “Doc’s Restaurant falls within the Section 6(f)3 park boundary.” The letter implies the entire end of Long Wharf falls under the Land Water and Conservation Act which protects public investments Read More…

Community

Long Wharf Legal Update: National Park Service Confirms “Park” Map; State Hearings Scheduled

Last we left the legal wrangling over the open space at the end of Long Wharf, the “North End Ten” group of residents notched a win in December 2013 when Superior Court Judge Fahey remanded the case back to the State’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). By vacating the Chapter 91 permit, this action effectively Read More…

Community

Superior Court Denies Chapter 91 Permit to Boston Redevelopment Authority for Long Wharf Restaurant

A group of area residents, sometimes called the North End Ten, received a very supportive court ruling in their fight to “Save Long Wharf” from commercialization through a restaurant as proposed by defendant Boston Redevelopment Authority. The ruling was received this week in the mail from Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Fahey. Not only did Judge Read More…