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.


Mild Winter Reveals A Strong Market

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Boston Waterfront properties viewed from the Bostn Harbor

A Mild Boston Winter

Due to the mild winter, many owners in the Waterfront / North End neighborhood have decided to put their properties on the market earlier than normal.   Even regardless of the unusually warm weather, the market appears to be getting stronger.  We have seen an influx of both motivated buyers and sellers in the marketplace of late. While typically New Englanders are battling the elements at this time of year, we have had the luxury of a mild winter, making it much easier for buyers to look at potential Boston waterfront properties and for sellers to showcase their homes.

At CL Waterfront Properties, we have a very positive outlook for the housing market in 2012, and urge sellers not to delay – put your home on the market as soon as possible!  Within just the first two weeks of the year, there have been ten new properties listed in the Waterfront / North End neighborhood, and there are currently seventeen properties that either have accepted offers or are under agreement. It’s an exciting time to be involved in luxury Boston real estate! For more information about the selling and listing prices for the Waterfront/North End in the near year, please contact Scott Accorsini today.


Home Sales on the Rise as the Holidays Approach

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Holiday Spirit in Downtown Boston

With the holidays right around the corner, sales activity for Boston waterfront properties has increased. Not only has this activity been a trend along the Waterfront, November marked the fifth straight month in which home sales have improved nationwide, according to an article in the Boston Globe, December 22, 2011.

Real estate professionals agree that sellers have become more realistic about their Boston luxury condos‘ values. The Boston Globe recently quoted Sheryl Simon, a Principal with Benoit, Mizner, Simon & Co., about this topic: “The sellers have now realized that they are not going to get the prices their neighbors got in 2005, 2006, 2007”. Not only have home sales increased, but cash buyers are up about 30 percent compared to this time last year.

Whether you’re a cash buyer or taking out a mortgage, now is a great time with to buy, with motivated sellers and rates in the low 4’s. Don’t hesitate – contact CL Waterfront Properties today! Happy Holidays!

By: Chris Smith


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!


Potential Development at Commercial Wharf East!

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Aerial view of the proposed development at The Pointe in Commercial Wharf, in Boston's Waterfront district

The Pointe offers a rare opportunity to develop on Boston's coveted Waterfront

“The Pointe” at Commercial Wharf, a development site comprised of 15,834 square feet of prime luxury Boston real estate, has recently been made available for purchase. This is an extremely rare opportunity for development along Boston’s prized Waterfront district, and the value of nearby North End real estate is sure to continue climbing as a result of this new development.

The Pointe is among the most coveted locations in Boston, offering superior access to and from some of the city’s finest neighborhoods. What makes development of The Pointe such a rare opportunity is this critical acessibility, not to mention the breathtaking views afforded of Boston’s iconic skyline.

Originally a humble docking port, The Pointe is a now an ideal location for deluxe residential and commercial space, and will surely be home to some amazing new Waterfront condos.  Contact CL Waterfront Properties, LLC today for more information on The Pointe and Boston’s Waterfront district. If you are in the market to develop premium property, don’t miss this chance of a lifetime to make a lasting impression on Boston’s Waterfront!


Hazmat Truck Re-Routing Proposal

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Driving through Boston can be a tricky business – especially if you’re driving a truck carrying hazardous material. The fiery truck accident on Route 1 in Saugus in July made many people much more aware of the potential threat of a hazardous material truck accident in the city of Boston.

Hazmat Truck Accident in Saugus MA

Hazmat Truck Explosion on Route 1 in Saugus

Currently streets going through the North End – including Atlantic Ave., Commercial St., Cross St. and North Washington St. – experience 100+ hazmat trucks each day. The consequences of an accident as bad as the hazmat truck explosion in July would be disastrous in the city of Boston. Many concerned residents of the North End and Waterfront District attended the public hearing held at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s headquarters last week to voice their opinions regarding the re-routing of pass-through trucks from Boston streets to highways outside the city such as Route 128. Based upon the 182-page public safety analysis conducted by an independent, Ohio-based research company it has been strongly recommended that the trucks be re-routed to highways outside of the city. While the majority of city officials, including Mayor Menino, support the proposed re-routing of these pass-through hazmat trucks there is opposition from the trucking companies as a result of the increased time and cost that this re-routing would cause.

If you’re living in a North End apartment you should vote to have these trucks re-routed to highways outside of the city. In the upcoming weeks similar public hearings will be held in suburbs such as Quincy, Waltham and Stoneham. Additionally, residents and businesses can comment on the proposal via email at bostonhazmat@state.ma.us until September 23rd. To read the full article about the hazmat truck re-routing click here.


Vote for Christopher Columbus Park!

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Christopher Columbus Park in Boston's North EndIn the heart of Boston’s Waterfront district Christopher Columbus Park is a candidate available for voting in the Coca-Cola “Favorite Park” campaign. Hundreds of Boston residents and non-residents enjoy this park on a daily basis. It’s no wonder why – the park’s location and amenities are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the views of the Boston Harbor.

The Christopher Columbus Park in Boston’s North End was the first waterfront park to be built in the city and originally opened for Boston’s Bicentennial in 1976. A rose garden enclosed by a wrought iron fence and a granite fountain were added about ten years after the park was opened, but the park that people know and love today was updated in 2003 to include broad lawns, a play lot, a spray fountain, performance area, a statue of Christopher Columbus, and a beautiful wisteria-covered trellis.

The Coca-Cola “Favorite Park” campaign is a part of the company’s “America is Your Park” campaign which encourages families to get active outside at local parks around the country. The winning park will receive a $100,000 grant to help improve the area and make it an even better place for families to spend time. Vote for Christopher Columbus Park here to make it America’s “Favorite Park” of 2011!


Historic Unity Celebration in the North End features Chinese Music and Dance

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On July 27, the Saint Joseph Society, a charitable organization based in Boston’s North End, put on the Historic Unity Celebration.  This event was intended to pay homage to the cultures and traditions of the many ethnic groups that have immigrated through Boston’s North End and are now such a strong part of the Boston community.

Although Boston’s largest present-day Chinese population resides in Chinatown, many Chinese entered Boston via the North End. The program featured multiple Chinese dance and musical performances, including a guest dance appearance by one of Shanghai’s most acclaimed dancers!  See more here: http://www.northendwaterfront.com/home/2011/8/3/chinese-music-and-dance-at-the-historic-unity-celebration-in.html

Interested in more information regarding buying or renting real estate in Boston’s historic North End? Contact CL Waterfront today!


Study Says Hazmat Trucks Too Dangerous for Waterfront

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TONIGHT: A community meeting on this Hazmat routing study has been scheduled for tonight, Thursday, May 19th at 7pm at the Nazzaro Center. The address for the meeting is 30 N. Bennet Street, and all are encouraged to attend.

The public safety study on the hazardous material, Hazmat, trucks has finally achieved recognition at Boston’s City Hall. According to Boston city officials, the hazardous materials study supports the banning of these trucks from going through any Waterfront and North End streets in Boston. The analysis also further recommends that these trucks be routed completely outside the city.

hazmat ban study revealed for north end and waterfront

Gasoline Tanker Truck in the Waterfront / North End area

This study was contacted by Boston in Spring 2010 after the FMCSA forced the city to stop the daytime ban of trucking routes, which was done in response to trucking companies petitioning that Boston failed to properly analyze truck routes after the Big Dig. Before the Big Dig, hazmat trucks traveled on I-93, and were not allowed to travel inside tunnels or surface streets.

This ban elimination occurred in May 2010, which caused an uproar in the Waterfront and North End neighborhoods, where countless residents have submitted letters and signatures in order to pressure State officials to resolve the situation.

The study has not currently been made public, but it implores the Federal and State authorities to stop these hazmat trucks from traveling through Boston unless they have business with the city, such as gas station deliveries. This restriction would cut down the significant traffic that these trucks represent in the city, which is hundreds of trucks per day.

For our neighbors and clients in the Waterfront and North End, this could potentially eliminate hazmat trucks entirely from Cross Street, Atlantic Avenue, Commercial Street, and N. Washington Street from the Greenway to the Charlestown Bridge.

The results of the study will be revealed and discussed at the community meeting tonight, and city officials are anticipating a positive neighborhood reaction from residents who have long-protested the trucks. So be sure to attend at 7pm tonight!

Source Article: Study Says Hazmat Trucks are Too Dangerous for North End / Waterfront


Boston’s Waterfront Hotels and Wharfs

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Posted by: Joe Taglieri | Residential Sales

If you want a place to visit and or a place to live, then the fabulous Boston Waterfront has many waterfront condo options to choose from.

There are Hotels and Wharfs ideally situated overlooking the historic Boston Harbor that offer guests everything from world class luxury accommodations, to fabulous on-site dining and wonderful in-room and hotel amenities.

Whether you’re in town for a weekend getaway, a family vacation, or a business meeting, there’s no better place to stay for true luxury and comfort.  There is only a hand full of Boston Waterfront Hotels to choose from on the Harbor.  All offer a luxurious experience.

Boston Waterfront Marriott Hotel

Boston Waterfront Marriott Hotel

– Boston’s Waterfront Hotels & Wharfs –


The Boston Harbor Hotel

Fairmont Battery Wharf

Marriott Long Wharf  &

Marriott’s Custom House

All the Waterfront Wharfs, Hotels, and Condominiums Overlook Boston Harbor or the sparkling skyline from one of the guest rooms, suites, or residences.  Whatever your choice, the Beautiful City Of Boston’s Waterfront awaits you.

Whether for longterm living or just staying a day or two at Boston Waterfront Hotels and Wharfs, you never have to travel far for a great meal!  Most offer great on-site fine dining options that provide delicious cuisine in wonderful settings.  If that doesn’t work then you can hop, skip or jump no further than the North End of Boston for the best Italian food in New England (and possibly the country), the best pizza, bakeries, cafes and sandwiches, all within a short distance from each other.  Stroll off the beaten path of Hanover Street and onto the side streets to find even more great Italian restaurants, cafes and bakeries.

You won’t find dining, beautiful old churches, or historical sites like this so close at any other hotels in Boston so, ‘When In Boston, Do like Bostonians do’; Eat, Pray & Love.

The Boston Waterfront is the ideal place to live, located within walking distance to Boston’s  financial and business district, with many Luxury Residences that offer panoramic Waterfront Harbor views.

The Boston Waterfront Hotels are fabulous places to stay for a weekend getaway,  long term retirement, family vacation or your next big home investment.  Boston’s Waterfront hotels also offer everything you need for a fabulous stay in Boston.  Guests will enjoy luxury accommodations, wonderful amenities and  impeccable service.  There is no other waterfront locations that can compare to this part of the city.

If you need expert help finding a long-term or short-term place in Boston, feel free to give me a call.  I’m sure I can point you in the right direction!