Government Schools

Mayor’s Office Promises Plan for Eliot School Expansion by May 1, 2012

The Mayor’s Office has issued a letter to the Eliot School community, breaking its long-silent stance regarding expanding North End K-8 public school. The February 24, 2012 letter is pasted below and available here as a pdf. The letter is a glowing report on the turnaround story of the neighborhood school, specifically noting the improvements Read More…

Photos & Videos Real Estate Schools

Update: North Bennet Street School and Eliot Parents Only Two Bidders For North & Richmond Street Buildings

Only two bids were received by the City of Boston for the North and Richmond Street buildings up for sale in the North End, according to sources close to the situation. A property swap plus cash proposal was submitted by the North Bennet Street School and a “public interest” bid by the Eliot K-8 School Read More…

Community Food & Drink Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Council, NEWNC, Votes 4-3 in Support of Sandwich Shop at 139-45 Richmond St. (aka 188 North St.)

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council, NEWNC, voted 4-3 to support a change in allowed use for a new sandwich shop at 139-145 Richmond St. The storefront and access to the shop is at 188 North St. along the Freedom Trail. The application was filed with the Zoning Board of Appeal by David Veo Read More…

Government Schools

Eliot School Parents Launch Expansion Campaign & Petition

The Eliot School Family Council has launched a formal petition and expansion campaign. The grass roots effort aims to “resolve our crisis of space” that currently exists at the nearly 300 year-old Eliot K-8 public school located in the North End. The petition letter calls for “a long-term solution to the Eliot School’s expansion needs Read More…

Real Estate Schools

BBJ: Two-Dozen Developers Tour North End Buildings Up For Sale

The City of Boston hosted two-dozen developers last week for a tour of the vacant pair of North St. buildings between the Greenway and Richmond St., according to Boston Business Journal’s Thomas Grillo. Mentioned in the article is Pizzuti Development, where John Henry’s wife works. Among the others who toured the facility or received the Read More…

Real Estate Schools

Eliot School Parents Hear From North Bennet Street School President About North St. Buildings, Potential Swap And Eliot Expansion

Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, President of the North Bennet Street School, presented to the Eliot School Family Council this week regarding a likely NBSS bid for the North St. buildings as part of a building swap. He asked for the support of the Eliot parents based on his proposal’s potential for expanding the Eliot K-8 school into Read More…

Real Estate

City Chief Says Renovating Vacant North St. Buildings Too Expensive As Option to Expand Eliot School

The Boston Business Journal’s Thomas Grillo reports the City of Boston is no longer considering the former police station and printing plant on North St. to expand the Eliot School. Michael Galvin, chief of public property for the Thomas M. Menino administration, said the cost to turn the shuttered printing department and the former police Read More…

Community Real Estate Schools

Has the Finance Commission Reconsidered Its Position on Eliot School Move to North Street?

Despite a 2010 letter imploring the City of Boston to sell the vacant buildings on North Street to the highest bidder, the Boston Business Journal is reporting that the Boston Finance Commission has reconsidered its position. The report comes from an interview by the BBJ’s Thomas Grillo with FinCom’s Executive Director, Matt Cahill. “The city Read More…

Business Police & Fire

U.S. Flag No Longer Disrespected on City Building

152 North St. Former City of Boston Printing Building, Sans Flag.The U.S. flag that was previously disrespected has been taken down from the City’s former printing building on North Street. Resident Bill Lane sends in this photo, crediting Councilor Sal LaMattina for correcting the situation where the flag was repeatedly tangled and not lit at Read More…

Business Police & Fire

Disrespect Shown for Flag on City’s Old Printing Building on North Street

Have you ever noticed how the American flag on the North St. printing building is always tangled and flown at night without being illuminated? Residents continue to complain to the City about the disrespect being shown to the flag on the prominent North End building near the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway. Submitted by Bill Lane.

Community Real Estate Transportation

MassDOT Preps North Enders for Callahan Tunnel Vent Building Overhaul Project

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is planning a $6.5 million overhaul project for the Callahan Tunnel Vent Building. The brick structure is located in the North End on North Street, near the corner of Richmond St. The work is in response to the deteriorating condition of the facade, notably falling bricks. MassDOT Municipal Liaison Read More…