Custom Carousel On The Rose Kennedy Greenway


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Custom Carousel Character On The Rose Kennedy Greenway

CL Waterfront Properties, LLC is proud to announce their role in the new Custom Carousel on the Rose Kennedy Greenway event. The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has commissioned a custom, one-of-a-kind carousel for the Greenway. This carousel will be much different than the Carousel’s we are accustomed to seeing. The hand-carved creatures of this carousel are inspired by the Wildlife of Boston Harbor, the Shawmut Peninsula, and the imaginations of Boston’s children. Conservancy staff asked Boston Public School students from the North End, South Boston, Beacon Hill, and Dorchester for their ideas. These ideas are what inspired carousel expert and sculptor, Jeffrey Briggs, when creating the animals for the new carousel.

Once complete, the carousel will be New England’s only handicapped accessible carousel. A generous, anonymous donor has pledged to match all funds raised up to $300,000. Next time you walk by the CL Waterfront’s office don’t be alarmed when you see a sculptured skunk next to the pictures of our beautiful luxury properties. He’s soon to be our new neighbor, along with his other wildlife friends. Contact CL Waterfront Properties for more info!


Let the Festivities Begin!


Every summer the North End community celebrates and pays hommage to various honored Saints.  This is a great time for friends, families, locals and visitors to shop, eat, drink, play games, and enjoy live music. It is basically one big block party or carnival, right in the streets of the North End.  You can enjoy Italian food, visit different vendors with Italian-themed gifts, and play carnival-type games. To learn more about this event or to buy/rent a home in the wonderful North End/Waterfront neighborhood, please contact our office today!

North End Feast! (Photo courtesy of Matt Conti)

2012 North End Feast Schedule

North End Italian and Religious Festivals – Processions & Feasts

June 3, 2012 – Santa Maria Di Anzano 2:00 pm Procession only – St. Leonard Church, Hanover & Prince Streets (First Sunday of June – 2012) AnzanoBoston.com

June 10, 2012 – Saint Anthony of Padua 2:00 pm Procession – St. Leonard Church start (Hanover & Prince Streets) 4:00pm Blessing of the Children (Nazzaro playground with food/drink)

June 24, 2012 – Saint Padre Pio 10:30 Italian Mass – St. Leonard Church 11:30 Procession only – Hanover & Prince Streets

July 8, 2012 – Madonna delle Grazie 2:00 pm Procession only (2012 NOT CONFIRMED)

July 15, 2012 – St. Rocco
1:00 pm – Procession only – Hanover St. (2012 NOT CONFIRMED) July 27 – 29, 2012 – St. Joseph’s Feast Battery & Hanover Streets (1:00pm Sunday Procession) (Last weekend in July.) StJosephsBoston.org

August 3 – 5, 2012 – St. Agrippina di Mineo Feast Battery & Hanover Streets (1:00pm Sunday Procession) SaintAgrippinaBoston.com

August 10-12, 2012 – Madonna Della Cava Feast Battery & Hanover Streets (1:00pm Sunday Procession) (2nd weekend in August) MadonnaDellaCava.com

August 16 – 19, 2012 Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca Fleet, Lewis & North Streets (1:00pm Sunday Procession) FishermansFeast.com

August 24 – 26, 2012 – Saint Anthony’s Feast
Thacher, Endicott & N. Margin Streets (Last weekend in August) (12:00 pm Sunday Procession) StAnthonysFeast.com

August 27, 2012 – St. Lucy’s Feast Thacher & Endicott Streets (5:00pm Monday Procession) StAnthonysFeast.com/SaintLucy.html

September 9, 2012 – Santa Rosalia di Palermo 1:00 pm – Procession only – North Square


Boston Waterfront Pools


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!

CLOSING DATE: September 5th


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)

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

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!  


PRICING: FREE for residents and their guests

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

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

Union Wharf
343 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109


Happy National Bike to Work Day!


Boston, MA

Bike, Bike, Bike: Bike Score Homes for National Bike to Work Day (PHOTOS) photo

With a bike score of 68, Beantown,  MA came in with the fourth-best Walk Score rating, and for good reason.  Boston has a huge network of dedicated bike lanes and paths  that run all over the former Puritan colony.

Bike, Bike, Bike: Bike Score Homes for National Bike to Work Day (PHOTOS) photo

Located in a prime, bike-friendly part of the city, this brick and beam condo  at the Union Wharf is well suited for pedal-pushers. Adding to  the $1.3 million home’s appeal is a private balcony that looks over the  harbor, maple flooring, and a spacious master suite.

Read more: Bike, Bike, Bike: Bike Score Homes for National Bike to Work Day (PHOTOS) | REALTOR.com® Blogs


North End Athletic Association Baseball Opening Day – Saturday, 4/28


North End Athletic Association of Boston logo

North End Baseball Begins This Saturday!

Boston’s North End Athletic Association is hosting Opening Day ceremonies for their beloved baseball program this coming Saturday, April 28th, at Dom Campochiaro Field (in Langone Park) on Commercial Street.

The day’s activities will kick off with two Minor League exhibition games. At 10:00am, the Mudcats play the Muckdogs, and at 11:00am the Raptors take on the Bats.

At noon, the NEAA will host a free BBQ at the Park for all baseball players, their families, and game attendees. The BBQ will be open until approximately 4pm.

At 12:30pm, ceremonies for the Major Leaguers (Ages 9 to 12) begin. This year, the NEAA will honor longtime NEAA coach and North End Softball legend Robert “Bobby” Simboli Sr. prior to the first game.  At 1pm, the first game of the Majors double header begins; the second will start at 3:30.

April is a great time to be a resident of Boston’s historic North End – get out and enjoy activities like Opening Day, and take in some of the fantastic New England spring air. To find out more about this and all of the other unique events that make the North End such a wonderful place to call home (or to find your own North End real estate), contact the local experts at CL Waterfront Properties today.


North End to honor Cyrus Dallin and his famous Paul Revere statue at the Prado


Statue of Paul Revere in the Prado in Boston's North End

Cyrus Dallin's Paul Revere Statue

Boston’s North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association will be hosting a public fair on April 29 from 12 – 4PM at the Paul Revere Mall on Hanover Street.  This fair is being held in honor of sculptor Cyrus Dallin, his Paul Revere Monument, and the Paul Revere Mall known to locals simply as The Prado, designed by Arthur Shurcliff and Henry Shepley.

The NEWRA will present a series of lectures on Dallin, Shurcliff, and others who were responsible for creating and preserving this local treasure, among the most visited and photographed sites in the nation.  Other historical presentations will focus on Paul Revere himself, and on the history of Boston’s North End neighborhood. Members of the Cyrus Dallin and Paul Revere families are scheduled to attend.

In addition, the Old North Church will host a related lecture on Thursday, May 17th at 7:00 PM providing more in-depth historical review and an opportunity for public discussion. The featured speaker will be Rebecca Reynolds, formerly of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, who specializes in American sculpture. Reynolds’ talk will focus on Dallin’s 58 year quest to erect his Paul Revere sculpture in Boston.

To find out more about these events, the historic North End of Boston, and the amazing North End real estate presently on the market, contact CL Waterfront Properties today.


St. Leonard’s Church Unveils Peace Garden Cross


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.


Harbor Towers – Boston’s First Waterfront Luxury High-Rise, Always a Good Investment


Harbor Towers, Boston’s first waterfront luxury high-rise building, is always a good option for living or investing.

Harbor Towers Luxury Waterfront condos in Boston

Harbor Towers in Boston

Centrally located near the financial district as well as many recreational venues, these spacious luxury condo homes feature breathtaking views of historic Boston Harbor and the city over the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Oversized windows allow you to enjoy the amazing Boston Waterfront views, with deep sills where you can sit with a good book, a glass of wine, a cup of tea, and relax.

Each home features many luxury appointments as well as amazing closet space, hardwood flooring, and gas cooking.  Many offer private balconies.   The condo fee includes heat, air conditioning, hot water, gas cooking, 24-Hour Concierge, state-of-the laundry facilities and a seasonal swimming pool.  There is also a tot play area, barbecue grills, bicycle storage, and Harborview outdoor seating.

Garage rental parking is available, as well as a Zip Car location.  Major transportation points are just a few steps away.

The area is a gourmet’s delight, as Sel de la Terre, Legal Seafood,  Miel, Trade, Smith & Wollensky’s, and Radius are all within walking distance.  If you are in the mood for a quick bite, there is Pasta Beach, Panera Bread, Boloco, and Sorelle nearby.  Emack and Bolios, Dunkin Donuts and an oversized 7-11 for light groceries or wine/beer are all next door as well.

Harbor Towers – is always a good option for living or investing!


Posted by:  Diane Giacobbi


The Boston Bruins Love the Waterfront


Bruin's Celebration with the Stanley Cup on the Waterfront

The Bruins are the Toast of the town and their preferred choice of living is The Waterfront/North End. With over a half dozen players and their families living within a ¼ mile radius, the Waterfront/North End has become one of the favorite places to live in the City. With full service and prestigious buildings like Battery Wharf, Burroughs Wharf, Union Wharf all surrounded by Boston’s beautiful Harbor, and with over 100 restaurants and bars just steps away, The Waterfront/North End neighborhood is a great place for your next home. Don’t miss out on the Next Stanley Cup Parade in June, just in time for Summer on the Waterfront!

Post by  Gianni DePalma


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


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!