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…


Hordon Health Moves Into Former Nonna’s Store on North Street

Hordon Health, owned by Marc Hordon, has moved into a larger space at 294 North Street in the location formerly occupied by Nonna’s Market. Hordon Health comes to North Street from 44 North Bennet Street and specializes in personal training and lifestyle management. More information on their blog. No word on the transfer of Nonna’s Read More…

Community Real Estate Schools

NEWRA Releases Letter on North End Schools

The Executive Committee of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association sent out a notice on Wednesday, June 8th with their recent letter regarding the expansion of the Eliot School and the North Bennet Street School, both located in the North End. The NEWRA message is shown below. On May 19, NEWRA sent a letter Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Real Estate Transportation

Local Artist Has Ideas For Callahan Tunnel Vent Building

The following post comes from Nathan Swain, a local artist and North End resident, who has some ideas for the Callahan Tunnel vent building as part of the upcoming facade reconstruction. Readers may remember Nate from his work on the Salem St. Powerhouse where he painted large murals on the “windows” of the barren Edison building, making it Read More…

Community Real Estate Transportation

Community Meeting Details Work For Callahan Tunnel Vent Building

“Let’s hope it’s not like the Central Artery project” Jeff Cirace of V. Cirace & Son commented at a public meeting where Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) officials described the upcoming construction work on the Callahan Tunnel vent building on North Street. MassDOT held the community meeting on April 29th to prepare North End residents Read More…