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!


State Bans Daytime HazMat Trucking On City Streets

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Hazardous Materials Carriers Routed Around The City During Daylight Hours

A gasoline tanker travels through the Waterfront

A Gasoline Tanker On Waterfront Streets - image courtesy of NorthEndWaterfront.com

After many years of complaints, appeals, and petitions from local residents and businesses, state government has overturned a 2009 decision to allow HazMat trucks without Boston destinations free use of city roadways. Banned from city streets in 2005 after the opening of the Big Dig and the removal of the elevated expressway, the trucking lobby was able to get the ban overturned in 2009 citing revenue loss due to the added time and expense of routing commercial traffic around the city on Route 128. Trucks carrying hazardous materials are not allowed in any city tunnels, which forced drivers onto the main roads of the city in order to resume travel on I-93.

Trucks which have legitimate business to do in the city are still allowed to do so; using the city as a shortcut, however, is expressly prohibited. The simplest route around the tunnels, if one were to follow the now underground expressway route, is on the surface roads bounding the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Traveling through the heart of the revitalized Waterfront, HazMat trucks pose a serious threat to the safety of the surrounding area, as incidents like last summer’s massive explosion on Route 1 in Saugus illustrated. Local residents and business owners, among them Carmela Laurella and Vito Ascolillo of CL Waterfront Properties, stated as much in a petition which ultimately swayed MassDOT to uphold the daytime HazMat trucking ban.

This move came as wonderful news to those concerned with the safety of the city; gasoline tankers using Waterfront streets to cut through town passed by hundreds of businesses, schools, and residences on their way to their end destinations. Hazmat trucking is still allowed at night, although locals are working hard to end that practice as well. State signage will announce the new route around the city for one month, with the regulation going into effect June 13th. To find out more about the positive impact this will have on Boston’s Waterfront, or to learn Boston Waterfront homes, contact the local experts at CL Waterfront Properties today.


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

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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.


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.


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.


Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary Gala – and CL Waterfront Properties is one of the Sponsors

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CL Waterfront Properties Staff at the FOCCP Gala

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, at the picturesque confluence of Boston’s North End real estate and the gateway to the Waterfront, recently celebrated their 10 year Anniversary with a grand Gala at the Marriott Boston Long Wharf hotel. CL Waterfront Properties was one of their proud sponsors – our team is pictured here enjoying the festivities.  Neighbors and area business owners came out in full force to support one of the most successful “Friends” groups in Boston.

CL Waterfront Properties is proud to support the North End and Waterfront communities and to be a part of this wonderful place to live. Contact us today to find North End condos or other luxury Boston real estate – new neighbors are always welcome!