Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: New Flower Bed and Plantings at Union Wharf

New plantings were part of this Union Wharf renovation on Commercial Street. “Love these annuals and perennials,” said Terese O’Connell who shared this picture.   “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos using our Submit a Post form, via email to info@northendwaterfront.com or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption Read More…

Community Featured Government Real Estate

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…

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…

Police & Fire

Remembering the Union Wharf Fire of 1952

Many of the Boston’s wharves fell victim to fires during the 1950s and 1960s. The Union Wharf fire on November 2, 1952 was one of the most spectacular blazes ever seen in the North End or Boston’s waterfront. Union Wharf on Commercial Street was “built to burn” and long feared by Boston firefighters, according to a Boston Fire Historical Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photos from a Wharf Drone

These “from the sky” aerial photos feature views captured from a drone flying over the North End waterfront, courtesy of  Union Wharf-based, Boston Web Marketing. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Did you take an interesting photo in or around Boston’s North End / Waterfront? Have it featured by emailing it to info@northendwaterfront.com. Please Read More…

Police & Fire

Video: Pickup Truck Chased From New Hampshire Ends at Union Wharf on North End Waterfront

A pickup truck chased from New Hampshire ended up on the North End waterfront on Sunday around 5:00 p.m. when a the truck turned off Commercial Street and crashed through a parking gate at Union Wharf. The truck headed toward the harbor before the two occupants fled the vehicle and headed behind Lincoln Wharf toward Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Spooktacular Bride

There’s a Spooktacular Bride in town on the balcony at Union Wharf, captured here by Christine Barton of Measured in Moments. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Did you take an interesting photo in or around Boston’s North End / Waterfront? Have it featured by emailing it to info@northendwaterfront.com. Please include a title, date taken Read More…

Real Estate Transportation

Boston Herald: “Condo Parking Flap Frosts Zdeno Chara”

Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins captain and longtime North End resident, made the Herald’s Inside Track column about a complaint letter sent to fellow Union Wharf condo owners. “Our family really enjoys this building, people and location where we live,” Chara wrote. But, he added, he has had “numerous issues with our parking lot. How many Read More…