Featured Transportation

Reader Poll: Do You Support an Outbound Bus Lane on N. Washington St.?

Earlier this month, a meeting to discuss a potential bus lane on North Washington St. was held by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) and the MBTA. This newly proposed lane would stretch from Sudbury St. to Causeway St. on the outbound side of this busy, often congested street. The new lane, marked in red above, Read More…

Featured Transportation

Potential North Washington St. Bus Lane Aims to Improve Traffic Flow

A meeting to discuss potential bus lane improvements to North Washington St. was recently held by Boston Transportation Department (BTD) Transit Team Director Matthew Moran and MBTA Director of Transit Priority Eric Burkman. Known for its significant congestion, North Washington St. has seen several initiatives over the years attempt to solve traffic and safety concerns. Read More…

Meetings Transportation

Public Meeting on Potential N. Washington St. Outbound Bus Lane July 15

The City of Boston and MBTA are partnering on potential bus lane improvements to North Washington Street. In order to facilitate better northbound bus service, they are investigating a potential outbound bus lane. This lane would not impact existing parking or the bike lane. A virtual public meeting will provide residents an opportunity to share their Read More…

Community Featured

What’s the 311? N. Washington St. Pothole, Snow Hill Early Street Cleaning, Light Out

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. Pothole at 126 N Washington St North End This 311 user writes, “Pothole looks pretty bad, formed quickly on the new dedicated bus lane for bikes Read More…

Community Featured Transportation

Reader Poll: Is the New N. Washington St. Bus / Bike Lane Improving Transit?

The North Washington Street bus / bike lane was implemented a few weeks ago to help ease congestion and increase safety along this busy corridor. The lane is in effect 24/7 inbound from the Charlestown Bridge to Haymarket. In a poll earlier this year, 56 percent of NorthEndWaterfront.com readers who voted were in favor of Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

What’s The 311? Truck Blocking Cars, Rats on North Washington Street, and Trash Left Out Late

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. Sysco Delivery Truck Allegedly Blocks Cars in for Over 30 Minutes “Sysco delivery truck double parked in the north end on North street and Richmond intersection. Read More…

Community Featured Transportation

Reader Poll: Do You Favor the Mayor’s Plan for a Dedicated Bus / Bike Lane on N. Washington Street?

Mayor Walsh has announced new transportation initiatives and investments to make Boston’s streets safer for all users, ease congestion, and provide more viable transportation options. One initiative is to create a dedicated bus / bike lane on North Washington Street, from Cross Street to the Charlestown Bridge. The North Washington Street bus / bike lane Read More…

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North Washington Street “Wins” as Most Congested in Boston; Mayor Proposes Dedicated Bus/Bike Lane

In news that won’t surprise most, North Washington Street is the most congested street in the City of Boston. The city rates rush-hour traffic, shown here in this Boston Herald list. North Washington Street rates #1 in traffic congestion from Cross Street to Causeway Street but is far from the only gridlocked street in downtown Read More…

Business Featured Meetings

Row Republic Studio Introduced at Neighborhood Council Meeting

Siblings Kristina and Joey Tagliente are opening a luxury rowing studio, Row Republic, at 77 N. Washington Street. They spoke at the October Neighborhood Council meeting to share details about the studio and answer questions. Joey spoke about joining rowing after a football injury in college. His sister Kristina was a rower and encouraged him Read More…

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Eastern Bakers Supply Co. Departure Reflects a Changing North Washington Street

After 60 years in Boston’s North End, Eastern Bakers Supply Co. is moving out from its North Washington Street location to the suburbs. Food service equipment distributors once dominated the area and Eastern Bakers departure is the latest “sign of the times” on the rapidly gentrifying street. The third generation family-owned company has been in Read More…

Featured Real Estate

13-Story North Washington Street Hotel “88NOWA” Approved by Zoning Board

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) for the City of Boston voted on May 9th to approve the request by LIMAC Realty, LLC to erect a new hotel at 86-88 N. Washington Street. The ZBA approval follows a supportive vote by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) in March 2017. Property owner Thomas MacKay plans Read More…

Real Estate

Boston Officials Approve 88NOWA Hotel on North Washington Street

LIMAC Realty LLC’s plan to build a 64-key, 14-story hotel at 88 N. Washington St. in the North End was approved last week at the Boston Planning & Development Agency board meeting. The proposed hotel project structure will be 128 feet tall, occupy 36,000 sq. feet and cost $16.5 million to develop. Community feedback resulted in a reduction Read More…