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…

Real Estate

Despite Height Decrease, Residents Voice Opposition to 88NOWA Hotel Proposal [Video]

After the initial meeting to propose a 147 foot high hotel project in the West End’s Bulfinch Triangle on North Washington Street, the developer came back to the table with a similar proposal, this time it was shortened to 128 feet tall. Despite the proposal decreasing in height and featuring changes made to the entrance, neighborhood residents Read More…

Real Estate

Opposition Voiced Against 88NOWA Hotel Proposed in Bulfinch Triangle

Community members voiced strong opposition at a Wednesday night meeting regarding a proposal for a 147 foot high (before roof mechanicals) hotel project in the West End’s Bulfinch Triangle on North Washington Street adjacent to the North End. Dubbed the “skinny hotel” or “88NOWA”, the project would be at 88 N. Washington Street at the corner of Read More…

Event Notices

Community Design Presentation for 13 Story Hotel at 88 North Washington Street on May 11th

The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, along with the proponents of 88 North Washington St, invites surrounding neighbors and community groups of this address to a meeting to discuss a proposal of new construction of a new 39,999 gsf structure with a 13 level, 74 key hotel on a 2,159 sf parcel on the corner Read More…

Transportation

Permanent Bike Lane Planned for Cross and N. Washington Streets After Safety Study [Video]

Permanent thermoplastic bike lanes will be installed this summer on Cross and N. Washington Streets, connecting Atlantic Avenue at Christopher Columbus Park to the Charlestown Bridge. Boston Bikes representative, Kim Foltz, from the City’s bike program presented with Jessica Mortell, Toole Design Group, to provide a general update on neighborhood bicycling as well as results from a safety Read More…

Community Event Notices People

North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Elects New Officers at Annual Meeting; Talks Bike Lanes and Development [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) has a new slate of officers for the 2013-2014 term. The five new executives ran unopposed and were unanimously elected by voice vote on October 10, 2013 at NEWRA’s annual meeting. The 2013-14 NEWRA Executive Committee includes four new officers with President Jim Salini returning for a Read More…

Food & Drink Real Estate

Residents’ Association Supports Waterfront Cafe Alcohol License Expansion and Residences at Former Tecce’s

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted in support of two zoning and licensing applications at their monthly meeting held on Thursday, August 8, 2013. 450 Commercial Street, ZagCafe, Inc. d/b/a Waterfront Cafe has filed two applications to amend its existing Malt and Wine with Cordials License as follows: 1) Removal of the Read More…

Event Notices Real Estate Transportation

VPNE Parking Lot Receives NEWNC Support for One Year Renewal at 181 North Washington Street

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted 4-3 to support the approval to continue the use of the 7-space outdoor parking lot at the intersection of Endicott Street and North Washington Street. Some council members raised concerns including the use of nearby resident / visitor parking spaces by the company’s staff. There was Read More…

Community Real Estate Transportation

Residents’ Association Supports One Year Extension for VPNE Parking at 181 N. Washington Street

By a vote of 27 to 1, the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) supported conditional use zoning approval for VPNE Parking Solutions, 181 N. Washington St., to extend use of the 7-space outdoor parking lot for up to one year. The parking lot is located on the former service station property at the Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

93rd St. Anthony’s Feast and 2012 Grand Procession in Boston’s North End [Video]

It was truly the “Feast of all Feasts” at the 93rd St. Anthony’s Feast in August 2012 as captured in this video. On Friday, the meticulously gold-adorned statue of Saint Anthony emerged to throngs of the faithful. The exposition and blessing by Fr. Antonio from Saint Leonard Church was followed by a short procession before Read More…

Arts & Culture Photos & Videos

Opening Night Spectacle at St. Anthony’s Feast [Photos]

The opening night of the 93rd Saint Anthony Feast was a spectacle to be seen on Friday as the meticulously gold-adorned statue of Saint Anthony emerged to throngs of the faithful. The exposition and blessing by Fr. Antonio from Saint Leonard Church was followed by a short procession before the statue found its temporary home Read More…