Transportation

Transportation Study Kicks Off for North Station Area

The long awaited North Station Area Mobility Action Plan (NSAMAP) kicked off last week with a visioning meeting held at the West End Museum, hosted by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). The transportation study will recommend solutions to improve the way people get around the North Station area, including the Bulfinch Read More…

Real Estate

Opposition Voiced Against 88NOWA Hotel Proposed in Bulfinch Triangle

Community members voiced strong opposition at a Wednesday night meeting regarding a proposal for a 147 foot high (before roof mechanicals) hotel project in the West End’s Bulfinch Triangle on North Washington Street adjacent to the North End. Dubbed the “skinny hotel” or “88NOWA”, the project would be at 88 N. Washington Street at the corner of Read More…

Real Estate

West End Residents Picket City Hall to Protest Garden Garage Tower at Basketball City

In advance of Tuesday night’s meeting on the Garden Garage development project, West End residents picketed outside of City Hall on Monday afternoon in front of the Mayor’s Office. The group of protesters is calling out the Boston Redevelopment Authority for bringing back a high rise development with little change after previously rejecting it. Equity Read More…

Real Estate

Affordable Housing and Hotel Project Approved Near North Station

One of the eight new projects approved last week by the board of the Boston Redevelopment Authority was a 239 affordable housing unit and hotel development near North Station in the Bulfinch Triangle and adjacent to the North End. Developer Related Beal won approval to construct 239 rental units that will be aimed at households making between Read More…

People

Remembering Old West End Native, Leonard Nimoy

A native of the old West End, Leonard Nimoy, died on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 83 from obstructive pulmonary disease. The actor is most famous for his role as “Mr. Spock” on TV series “Star Trek.” Nimoy passed at his Bel Air home in Hollywood, but he was born and raised on Chambers Street in Read More…

Community People

Downtown View: Citizen Bob

You’ll soon realize I like this man very much so I’ll say it up front. I first met Bob O’Brien, the retiring executive director of the Downtown North Association, when he showed up, uninvited, in 1990, to a meeting of the what we called the Cambridge Street Study Committee—“study” because we didn’t want anyone to Read More…

Real Estate

Affordable Rental Housing Lottery at The Victor

Applications are now available for affordable rental housing at The Victor development, 110 Beverly Street (along Causeway Street) in the Bulfinch Triangle, West End. There will be 10 affordable rentals available through a lottery process. The lottery is being conducted by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) through Maloney Properties. Affordable rental units include 2 studios Read More…

Event Notices Photos & Videos Real Estate

Lovejoy Wharf Project Proposes to Eliminate Parking and Change From Rentals to Condos (Meeting Video)

The Boston Redevelopment Authority hosted a meeting at City Hall on October 30, 2013 regarding proposed changes to the previously approved Lovejoy Wharf Project. Lovejoy Wharf is located along the N. Washington Street Bridge in the West End / Bulfinch Triangle between North Station and the North End. The presented changes include: (1) The separation Read More…