Community Featured Government Meetings

Neighborhood Will Decide on Columbus Statue, Say Walsh and Michlewitz; Talk Outdoor Tables, Feasts, Pool, Voting at Residents Meeting [Video]

NEWRA MEETING VIDEO Click/tap here to view the video of Mayor Mayor Marty Walsh and State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, as well as the entire North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. Use the password: 7Z!+uG8. (including the period) Following a brief COVID-19 update, Boston Mayor Walsh and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz weighed in on Read More…

Featured Meetings

Wharf District Council Updates: Police Report, Greenway News, Workplace Safety and Public Transit

The Wharf District Council (WDC) held its May meeting on Tuesday evening. The following reports and community updates were presented as part of a full agenda. The WDC welcomed the new North End & West End Liaison John Romano and recognized Councilor Ed Flynn’s volunteer initiative that helped arrange 5,000 phone calls to seniors and Read More…

Community Featured Real Estate Transportation

South Station Air Rights Project Open House Unveils Plans

With the multi-phase South Station Air Rights Project set to begin construction later this month, members of the project team held an Open House in the Fort Point Room of the BSA Space for the purposes of public engagement. The project, which is a collaboration between the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), Hines (developer) Read More…

Featured Government

Mayor Walsh Focuses on Housing, Transportation, and Schools in State of the City Address

Mayor Marty Walsh expressed his bold vision for Boston in this week’s State of the City with his biggest priorities being housing, transportation, and Boston Public Schools. Housing Walsh wants $500 million to build thousands of homes across the city of Boston over a five-year period. However, he said he will need help from state Read More…

Featured Government

Boston Council Passes Scooter Ordinance; Discusses City Noise Levels

The Boston City Council passed an ordinance regarding scooters during a recent city council meeting. The unanimously-passed ordinance sets new rules and regulations to emerging scooter and other micro mobility companies. “This is really exciting and an incredibly important step,” said Councilor Matt O’Malley. O’Malley said he supports scooters in Boston because it gets people Read More…

Featured Transportation

Five Policy Briefings to Suggest Boston Transportation Improvements

The Boston City Council Committee on Parks, Recreation and Transportation released a report last week to summarize their findings from a series of policy briefings about city transportation. The goal of this series, assigned to the Committee by City Council President Michelle Wu, was to convene transportation policy experts, community advocates, and interested parties to discuss Read More…

Community Health & Environment

NEAD Hosts Family Dinner and Talk With Frank DePaola, MassDOT Acting Secretary

In the midst of the Monday night rain, North End Against Drugs (NEAD) held a Family Dinner / Talk with guest speaker Frank DePaola, the Acting Secretary and CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). DePaola was the MassDOT Highway Administrator before being appointed Acting Secretary to fill the position left in October by then-Secretary Richard Read More…

Community Transportation

NEW Health Expands Van Transportation Services to Community

North End Waterfront Health Expanding Van Transportation Services to the Community North End Waterfront Health is expanding the hours of its van transportation service for locals who need help getting around. The vans are now available to transport community members to local appointments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Previously, the vans were in use Read More…

Community Transportation

Greenway/Downtown Transportation Agenda

The presentation slides from the fourth meeting of the Greenway District Planning Study have been posted on the GDPS page of the BRA’s website. There are 23 powerpoint slides that cover the Transportation Department’s initiatives for downtown and along the Greenway’s linear parks. The meeting is also the subject of a series of article posts Read More…