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Reader Poll: Park or Parking?

The Trustees of Reservations recently presented at both the North End / Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) and North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) on ideas to turn the current parking lot at Sargent’s Wharf into open space. The Trustees’ Boston Waterfront Initiative One Waterfront proposes the idea of converting Sargent’s Wharf into a public Read More…

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Open Space Ideas Discussed for Sargent’s Wharf [Video]

Nick Black, Managing Director of the Boston Waterfront Initiative for the Trustees, led a discussion on a new proposal to create a park or public open space at Sargent’s Wharf in the North End at the January North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting. As part of the Trustees’ One Waterfront Initiative, the proposal explored the Read More…

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Harbor Use Forum Discusses One Waterfront Initiative; Potential Green Space at Sargent’s Wharf

Boston Harbor Now recently held a harbor use forum with the Trustees of Reservations for members of the public and local stakeholders to learn more about the One Waterfront Initiative. One Waterfront: Imagining The Future Of Boston, is a project to establish a network of new, green open spaces along Boston’s inner harbor. Nick Black, Read More…

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Consensus for Larger North End Community Center, But Where? [Meeting Video]

The Nazzaro Center community room was overflowing with residents on Wednesday night, driving home the main point of the meeting … the need for a larger community center in the North End. The City’s team from Sasaki Architects concluded that the existing Nazzaro Center is roughly half the size of its current demand. A new center Read More…

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City Responds to Development Planning Task Force For North End Waterfront Parcels

In an effort to avoid another war after the Lewis Wharf Hotel debacle, nine North End / Waterfront condominium boards reached out to city officials in a joint letter (pdf) to address the remaining open development parcels in the neighborhood. Specifically, the letter identified areas of development concern at Commercial Wharf, Lewis Wharf, Sargent’s Wharf, and vacant lots Read More…

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Judge Orders Community Service and Feast Essay to Teens Arrested in North End

Following the arrests in the North End by Boston Police District A-1 last Friday and Saturday nights, 28 youths appeared in Boston Juvenile Court on Monday, August 21st. Four were 15 years old, twelve were 16 years old, and twelve were 17 years old. Coincident with the Fisherman’s Feast going on this weekend, most of the Read More…

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Police Crackdown Continues on Teen Partying with 22 More Arrests

The North End crackdown continues with Boston Police District A-1 reporting another 22 arrests on Saturday night in the North End for underage drinking, minor trespassing and related offenses. Most of the arrests were along the waterfront at Sargent’s Wharf and the Commercial Street area, near the Fisherman’s Feast going on this weekend. The roundup Read More…

Featured Real Estate

Considering the “Old Waterfront Historic District”

The torrid pace of development and street construction has renewed interest in protecting the historical character of the neighborhood. On the North End waterfront, efforts for a historic district are moving forward now that City and State officials have issued an official opinion of eligibility for the Old Waterfront Historic District. In documents recently received by NorthEndWaterfront.com, the Boston Landmarks Commission and the Massachusetts Read More…

Community Real Estate Transportation

Another “What Could Have Been” Concept for the North End Waterfront at Sargent’s Wharf

Coming off the post of a Miami towers concept at Lewis Wharf, here is another drawing board plan for Sargent’s Wharf on Commercial Street. Developed in the 1990’s, this greenspace concept with a small residential housing component never happened. The waterfront space remains mostly a parking lot with a surrounding Harborwalk and small public area Read More…