29
May
2012

Boston Waterfront Pools

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Where to Relax and Beat the Heat in Boston

Summer is on the horizon and the warm and sunny weather is back!

If you live in the North End or Boston Waterfront neighborhoods, you can use the Mirabella Pool at Harbor’s edge to cool off.  If you’re lucky enough to live at Harbor Towers, Lewis Wharf, or Union Wharf, those properties have their own pool for residents and their guests to relax and cool off at.  Many neighborhood pools will be open this weekend!

Listed below is some helpful information about the best places to swim in Boston:

 

Mirabella Pool (public)

Mirabella Pool Boston Public Swimming

Mirabella Public Pool

Mirabella Pool is an outdoor, public pool located in Puopolo Park in Boston’s North End looking over Boston Harbor.  Open to both Boston residents and visitors alike, there is also a shallow spray pool for toddlers and small children.  Bathroom facilities are available within the recreational center on-site.  Swimming lessons are available for children twice weekly, and are only $5 per lesson, and you can pay as you go!

OPENING DATE: June 23rd
CLOSING DATE: September 5th

PRICING:

You can sign up for a pool pass at the Nazzarro Community Center in the North End (617.635.5166)

  • Children under 6yrs. old:     FREE
  • Children 6-12yrs. old:          $5
  • Youth 13-20yrs. old:             $10   (only $5 if pre-registered)
  • Adults 21-61yrs. old:            $15   (only $10 if pre-registered)
  • Seniors 62yrs. old+:             $5
  • Guests:                                   $3/day   (must be accompanied by at least one adult member)

POOL SCHEDULE:
Sunday -Saturday:  11am-8pm  (before July 31st)
Sunday -Saturday:  11am-7:30pm   (July 31st – September 5th)
Lap Swimming:  7am -9:30am daily

ADDRESS:
Puopolo Park / Mirabella Pool / Steriti Memorial Rink
475 R. Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02113

 

Harbor Towers

Harbor Towers Boston Swimming Pool

Harbor Towers Swimming Pool

The Harbor Towers are two 40-story luxury condominium buildings located along Boston’s Waterfront.  Homes range from one-bedroom to spacious penthouses, many with balconies and amazing views of Boston Harbor and Downtown.  The Harbor Towers boast extensive open space at the water’s edge, a marina, and an outdoor swimming pool for residents and their guests!  

OPENING/ CLOSING DATE: Seasonal

PRICING: FREE for residents and their guests

ADDRESS:
Harbor Towers
65/85 E India Row
Boston, MA 02110

 

Lewis Wharf

Lewis Wharf Boston Swimming Pool

Lewis Wharf Pool

Lewis Wharf was built in the 1830s as a major shipping warehouse and converted to luxury condominiums in 1973.  Lewis Wharf boast a beautiful Harbor-side swimming pool.  Bring a friend & enjoy the stunning views!

OPENING DATE: Memorial Day
CLOSING DATE: Labor Day (or a week or two later, depending on the weather)

PRICING: $100 per person with guest

ADDRESS:
Lewis Wharf
28 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

 

Union Wharf

Union Wharf Boston Pool

Union Wharf Pool

Union Wharf was built in the 1830s as a warehouse for imported shoes and was converted into condominiums in 1979.  Residents of Union Wharf and their guests can enjoy the warm weather in this gorgeous seaside swimming pool for free!

OPENING DATE: Memorial Day Weekend
CLOSING DATE: Columbus Day Weekend

PRICING: FREE for residents and their guests

ADDRESS:
Union Wharf
343 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109

23
February
2012

North End Community Hopes to Acquire Buildings for School Expansion

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North End Eliot School family council Petition

Eliot School Petition at NEWNC - Feb 2012

Great news for families and community members in the North End, the Eliot elementary school is getting closer than ever before to some much needed expansion in their bid to acquire the North and Richmond Street buildings up for sale.

After spending some time in a marketing period and having two-dozen developers attend property tours of the real estate, no interest has been shown for housing purposes by any of the developers.  This is a good sign for those in favor of purchasing the property in the school’s best interest.

Acquiring the buildings would greatly improve the Eliot’s capacity to accommodate an ever-expansive community, especially with a waiting list larger than its current student body.

The school expansion will also benefit the community as a whole, giving more families a reason to stay in the city, not to mention Eliot has a great reputation of being one of the best public schools in Boston.

Much credit is given to Principal, Traci Walker Griffith, for bringing the school’s academic level and achievements to where it is today. During her tenure, the school has turned around and test scores have only gone up, while other schools in the Boston public school system have closed.  With more seats available to children at the Eliot can only mean good things for the North End and Boston.

If you are interested finding your new home in or around the Boston area, please contact CL Waterfront Properties today.

13
February
2012

St. Leonard’s Church Unveils Peace Garden Cross

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st. leonard's garden featuring new cross

Photo: Matt Conti

Scaffolding has finally come down on the side of Saint Leonard’s church facing the Peace Garden – showing a new red Catholic cross. Excellent visibility from Hanover Street makes this new addition to the area an instant landmark, sure to boost the already high value of North End real estate. Repairs to the wall and the addition of the cross are part of a larger renovation project for the garden;  the new cross sits across from the mural painted by local artist Nathan Swain.

The mural, featuring verdant greenery in keeping with the Peace Garden overlook came first in the sprucing up of the area. Artist Swain explains: “I approached the church and I also talked to Frank the owner of Assagio. They both liked the idea of covering the blank ugly wall with something green. I had Boston Building Wraps print and install the banner.”

St. Leonard’s was the first Roman Catholic Church in New England built by immigrants from Italy, in 1873. It is located at the corner of Hanover and Prince Streets in the heart of the historic North End, just steps from the finest Boston waterfront properties.  St. Leonard’s is known for its Saint Anthony shrine in the downstairs church, the oldest shrine to the saint in Boston. The Peace Garden is known to all in the neighborhood and beyond as a peaceful retreat from the busy streets of the North End. To find out more about living in this historic part of Boston, contact CL Waterfront Properties today.

17
January
2012

Bright Lights for Winter Nights: Boston Waterfront Real Estate

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When you want the most luxurious place to live in Boston, look no farther than the waterfront area. The charming properties lining the waterfront on all sides of downtown Boston bring you the best in luxury living, top location, and a great view of the Boston harbor lit up every night. Look in a few areas to find the right property to purchase in Boston so you can enjoy the best the city has to offer in dining, neighborhood attractions and modern living.

Back Bay luxury apartments and homes are situated in a great location, just off the Charles River and near plenty of Boston attractions. Living in Back Bay, you will be just a few minutes’ walk away from historic Copley Square, which is home to Old Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library and the John Hancock Tower, which is the tallest skyscraper in New England.

If you would like to be within a stone’s throw of the Massachusetts State House, check out Beacon Hill real estate. The area is the most desirable in Boston, with a great view and plenty of shopping and entertainment. The federal-style rowhouses will charm you with their old-world character and high-end renovations.

For the best waterfront views, North End is the place to be. This neighborhood, situated just north of downtown, features the historic Paul Revere House and the Old North Church, but has all sorts of modern amenities as well. North End condos are in easy walking distance of over 100 restaurants and have a great view of several wharfs along the Boston waterfront.

Just south of North End, you will find Rowes Wharf, a strip of luxury residences, restaurants and hotels on the water just east of downtown Boston. Living here, you will have great waterfront views and access to the best that Boston has to offer, including a floating stage with concerts during the summer.

9
January
2012

Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser – Lucia’s Restaurant Jan. 19

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Lucia's Restaurant in the North End will be having a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project, Jan. 19.Lucia’s Restaurant, in the heart of Boston’s old North End, is hosting the “Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser” on January 19, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The intent is to raise $15,000 for wounded soldiers returning from the front lines. Of equal importance, is to highlight the sacrifices made by those in military service.

Part of the fundraising event is a raffle for items including a signed Bruins jersey, signed Bruins hockey stick and a pair of tickets to a home game of the NHL Boston Bruins. Tickets for the raffle are already on sale at Mangia, Mangia restaurant and at the Hanover News. A silent auction is also planned. Appetizers are provided by Lucia’s Restaurant.

The authentic Italian eatery is within walking distance of some of Boston’s most treasured landmarks. One is the Paul Revere House, dating back to 1680 and home to that famed rider of the same name. Another is Old North Church, otherwise called Christ Church, built in 1723 and from which two strategically placed lanterns are credited with officially starting the American Revolution. It is the oldest Boston church still standing.

This historic part of the city is also home to some luxury Boston real estate. Within walking distance of Lucia’s is the brick and glass façade of Lincoln Wharf, a high-end 119-unit condominium offering luxurious surroundings and stunning waterfront views. Also nearby is Battery Wharf, offering one, two and three-bedroom condominiums on a coveted stretch of Boston waterfront real estate. The complex shares the wharf-side space with the Exhale Mind Body Spa, the upscale Aragosta Bistro and the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel.

Boston’s Old North End is also a draw for outdoor enthusiasts. Paul Revere Mall is in the center of the neighborhood and features an equestrian statue of the revolutionary, along with plaques dedicated to other Bostonians involved in the struggle. On the southern end, near even more examples of Boston luxury condos, is Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, opened in 1976 to celebrate the bi-centennial. It is the perfect place for an impromptu picnic or a stroll along the Harborwalk.

14
December
2011

4th Annual Santa Skate & Toy Drive in the North End a Success

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Record Turnout at Steriti Rink for Neighborhood Event

For the past four years, the North End Columbus Day Committee has hosted an Annual Santa Skate and Toy Drive at Steriti Rink in Boston’s North End.  This year was the most successful toy drive yet, with a record turn-out of skaters!  Toys from the event will be donated to the Italian Home for Children for holiday gifts this season.

Santa and the Bruins Bear at Steriti Rink in North End

Santa was in attendance, posing for photos!

The Italian Home for Children was founded in 1919 in response to the large number of Italian children in the North End that were left as orphans after the 1918 influenza epidemic.  The North End community and the its clergy established the home to provide care for the orphans.

Since then, the mission of the IHC has changed, and they now offer residential and day treatment services to at risk youth of all nationalities.

If you would like to contribute, but missed the event, you can still drop off toy donations at Saint Anthony’s Club at 203 Endicott Street.  If you want to make a monetary donation, you can donate to either the Franciscan Baby Center or the Italian Home for Children.  For more information, please contact Lois Strazzullo at strazz316@gmail.com.

 

Click here to read the full article on the event and see more photos with Santa!

 

8
December
2011

North End Celebrates the 2011 Tree Lighting & Trolley Tour

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It was a joyful occasion on the Prado on Sunday, filled with Christmas cheer and holiday spirit during the Macy’s Enchanted Christmas Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting presented by the City of Boston.

Men, women and children of all ages gathered together in the North End to observe the Tree Lighting with Mayor Tom Menino and welcome good ol’ Saint Nick.

The event featured a fantastic holiday scene as the trolley tour stopped by the Paul Revere Mall area with an assortment of carolers, caracters and North Pole inhabitants.

16
November
2011

221-227 Commercial Street

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Beautiful Boston Waterfront Living

221-227 Commercial Street

On behalf of CL Waterfront Properties, LLC, we are pleased to present a unique development opportunity at a prime location on Boston’s Waterfront. Located across from Lewis Wharf at the intersection of Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue, this property is situated steps to Boston’s Harbor, the Greenway, Faneuil Hall, the Historic North End and approximately ¼ mile from Downtown Boston and all major transportation points.

The site is comprised of 4,524 square feet and has a FAR of 3:0. Prime location and high visibility make this site a rare opportunity for development. Contact CL Waterfront Properties today for more information.

By Christopher Smith
Residential Sales

1
November
2011

North End Halloween Parade Goes on Despite Snowtober

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Unfortunately for many New England communities, “Old Man Winter” crashed the Halloween festivities, leaving millions without power and parents having to cancel trick or treating this year.  But not the North End.  Despite Jack Frost’s early visit, the North End community continued with the 2011 Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Madonna Della Cava Society and City of Boston Special Events, and strolled through the waterfront neighborhood streets with the Saint Alfio’s and NorthEast Italian Band leading the way and families of little ghouls and gals trailing behind.  The band trumpeted such classics as Mickey Mouse, When the Saints Come Marching in, and more!  The North End and Waterfront fun continued with inflatable bouncing entertainment, DJ music and family activities.

Children and family parade through the North End streets during the 2011 Halloween Parade

 

26
October
2011

Boston’s North End Rich With Historic Places To Visit And Live

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Boston is a city known the world over for its’ density of true historic and cultural landmarks. The North End, home to some of the city’s most charismatic businesses and residents and many of the architectural icons that define the urban landscape, boasts ten properties on the National Register of Historic Places. Step out the door of your North End condo and stroll through North Square – Mariner’s House, Pierce-Hichborn House, and Paul Revere’s House are all within a stone’s throw of one another.

Property values of North End real estate are kept strong by the proximity of historic structures such as St. Stephen’s Church on Hanover Street, gateway to the hustle and bustle of Government Center, and the Old North Church on Commercial Street, one of the most recognizable houses of worship in the country. Surrounded by still-standing reminders of the foundation of this country, North End condos make a great place to call home for those who relish in history and tradition.

Front view of the entrance to the North End's Vermont Building

The Vermont Building in Boston's historic North End

For those who want to be as close as can be to a piece of history, consider The Vermont Building at 10 Thatcher Street. Added to the National Register in 1984, this luxurious landmark of luxury Boston real estate boasts ornate detailing coupled with modern amenities such as moveable closets and custom kitchens. Also known as the Marketplace Building, this brick, marble and granite building is home to some of the finest lofts in town. Only footsteps from the waterfront, the Vermont Building is in fine company among Boston’s premier luxury real estate – and some beautiful examples of North End history.

To find out more about living in the Vermont Building or any of the other fantastic North End condos and lofts on the market today, contact us for more information or to schedule a showing.

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