Event Notices

Close Vote at NEWRA Gives Support to Top Floor Expansion at 57 Snow Hill Street

Video: 57 Snow Hill Street zoning relief application at NEWRA on April 11, 2013 The top floor owner of 57 Snow Hill Street, James Ferrera, received a close, but favorable, vote of 14-13 from the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) in support of his requested zoning relief. Represented by Attorney Daniel Toscano, the Read More…

Real Estate

57 Snow Hill Street Owner Receives Neighborhood Council Support for Zoning Relief Toward Rooftop Addition [Video]

Video: 57 Snow Hill Street zoning relief application at NEWNC on April 1, 2013 The top floor owner of 57 Snow Hill Street, James Ferrera, received a supportive vote of 6-2 from the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) in favor of his requested zoning relief. Represented by Attorney Daniel Toscano, the applicant wants Read More…

Community Real Estate

Roof Deck Proposal on Endicott Street Opposed by Residents’ Association

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted 7-18 against a proposal to add a roof deck to 93 Endicott Street in Boston’s North End. The NEWRA meeting was held on December 13, 2012 at the Nazzaro Community Center. Represented by contractor Garry Rizzuto, applicant Jose Faria was not present at the meeting, but Read More…

Commentaries Police & Fire

Globe Editorial Chimes in on Illegal Gas & Charcoal Grills on Rooftops

Our photo post from the top of Old North showing illegal gas and charcoal grills on rooftops continues to gain attention. The latest contribution comes from the editorial page of the Boston Globe. … gas and charcoal grills on roofs do pose fire hazards, as the blog NorthEndWaterfront.com recently noted. Massachusetts, Boston, and countless other Read More…

Meetings Photos & Videos Police & Fire

Gas Grills Common on North End Roof Decks; Photos Reveal Hazardous, Illegal Use

Tent-gate has now been resolved (whew!), but it brought up the related, and far more serious, public safety concern of gas grills on roof decks. The North End / Waterfront is one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the country with abutting buildings and wooden interior construction. In response to these concerns and access Read More…

Police & Fire

City Issues Grilling Safety Reminder After Charlestown Gas Grill Fire

Boston Fire Department and the Mayor’s office issued a reminder to residents regarding grilling safety after today’s 4-alarm fire in Charlestown, started by a propane gas grill tank on a roof deck. No one was hurt in the blaze which spread to neighboring condo buildings, although 9 firefighters and 2 civilians were treated for heat-related Read More…