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

“Doc’s Long Wharf” Case Returns to Superior Court; City Argues Dismissal; North End Ten Add New Complaints

The Long Wharf legal case comes back to Superior Court this week. The action follows a March 2013 Supreme Judicial Court ruling against a North End citizens group arguing for open space protection, under Article 97. The ruling supported a 2007 Boston Redevelopment Authority lease for “Doc’s Long Wharf,” a proposed 4,655 square-foot waterfront restaurant Read More…

Community

Supreme Judicial Court Rules in Favor of BRA on Long Wharf Case Against North End Ten; Paves Way for Restaurant

A legal fight that started in 2007 over Long Wharf neared its conclusion on Friday as the Supreme Judicial Court rejected the open space and park protection arguments of a North End citizens group, paving the way for a restaurant or development at the site. The SJC supported the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Mass. Read More…

Community

National Park Service Map Shows Long Wharf “Park”; Legal Case Remains Under SJC Review

There are some new developments in the Long Wharf legal case as the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) considers its decision over the next few months (See Case Docket). Oral arguments were heard last month in the environmental-protection and constitutional case of Sanjoy Mahajan et al. (i.e., aka “North End Ten“) vs. the Boston Redevelopment Read More…

Community Transportation

Boston Receives $400,000 From National Park Service To Connect Historic Downtown Sites

The National Park Service has awarded a $400,000 grant to Boston Transportation Department to “Connect Historic Boston” through walking and bicycle infrastructure between the T and NPS sites in the North End, West End, Charlestown and Downtown Boston. According to the release at today’s event: The “Connect Historic Boston” initiative will be driven by an Read More…

Community Real Estate

Harbor Island Pavilion Approved by Greenway Conservancy Board

At this week’s meeting of the Greenway Conservancy, the Board of Directors unanimously approved the $5 million construction of the Harbor Island Pavilion on Parcel 14 and lease to the National Park Service. The location will be near the carousel on the Greenway park between Christopher Columbus Park and the entrance to Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall. Read More…