Monthly Archives: August 2012

New Tot Lot Gets Lots of Usage

August 1, 2012
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New Tot Lot Gets Lots of Usage

The newly renovated Tot Lot at DiFilippo Playground on Prince Street gets a lot of use by local residents. Boston Parks and Recreation Department worked with local residents and held several neighborhood meetings to obtain information and suggestions from the neighborhood. Commonly known as the Gassy the playground is a place for residents to...

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No Concrete Decision on Parcel 9 Development

August 1, 2012
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It’s been sometime since four proposals have been submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the potential development of the Central Artery Parcel 9. There has been no recent news regarding MassDOT making any concrete decision on a developer selection for the land located between the North End Parcel 10 and the section...

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Salem Street Construction Delayed

August 1, 2012
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It appears that the owner of 92-96 Salem Street (aka 1 Wiget Street) attempted to have plans passed by the City of Boston Board of Appeal, last week, for a zoning variance related to the proposed demolition of a one-story structure on the back portion of the parcel along Wiget Street and construction of...

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Harbor Plan Design Consultant Sought

August 1, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has advertised a request for proposal for a planning and design consultant to develop the Downtown Municipal Harbor Plan to codify into zoning and the use and development guidelines for the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway District, according to a North End/Waterfront Resident’ Zoning Licensing and Construction Committee report issued...

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Bicycling Boston; Becoming the Green and Healthy Thing to Do

The announcement last week by Mayor Menino that the city is allowing the addition of another 400 Hubway bicycles at an additional number of stops in more than several neighborhoods. The additional bicycles and stands will make it easier and easier for tourists and residents and for visitors to Boston who want to bike...

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The Mayor on Chick-fil-A

It comes as no surprise to those of us who understand politics and personalities that the mayor was posturing more than being serious when he said he would stop a fried chicken outlet from operating in Boston because of anti-gay marriage comments made by the chain owner. The mayor cannot usurp the First Amendment...

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Obituaries 07-31-2012

Judean Elizabeth Langone Poet and North End Resident Judean Elizabeth Langone of Boston’s North End died peacefully in Watertown after a battle with cancer on July 20. The daughter of Joseph A. Langone III, sister of Madelene, Maria, Diane, Clementina and Joseph (Lonnie), she was a daughter, sister, auntie and beloved friend. First and...

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