Save Long Wharf Park in the press
National Park Service Map Shows Long Wharf "Park"; Legal Case Remains Under SJC Review, NorthEndWaterfront.com, December 23, 2012. Article by Matt Conti on two important documents found in the state and federal archives: (1) the federal map showing that the entire end of the wharf, including the restaurant location, is protected as parkland by the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965; (2) a 1983 agreement between the BRA and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts whereby the BRA agreed to preserve Long Wharf as public open space.
North End Ten fights development in Long Wharf, Daily Free Press, October 29, 2012.
Conservation Law Foundation Intervenes in Long Wharf Legal Case and Supports “North End Ten’s” Open Space Efforts, NorthEndWaterfront.com, October 20, 2012. Article by Matt Conti on support from leading environmental organizations (including selections from their amicus brief).
Prominent groups lend support to keep Long Wharf a park, Boston.com, October 20, 2012. Article by environment reporter Beth Daley on support from four leading environmental organizations: the Conservation Law Foundation, the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions, the Trustees of Reservations, and the Nature Conservancy.
Development plan pits North End residents vs. officials, Boston Globe, October 10, 2012. Front-page article by environment reporter Beth Daley describing the legal issues and court battle, in advance of the Supreme Judicial Court's hearing oral arguments on November 5, 2012.
Saving Boston’s Long Wharf Park From Extinction, Freakonomics.com, October 10, 2012. Article by plaintiff Sanjoy Mahajan on the constitutional issues.
Sierra Club Files Amicus Brief Supporting “North End Ten” in Long Wharf Legal Case, NorthEndWaterfront.com, September 13, 2012. Article by Matt Conti on the support from the Sierra Club, the nation's largest environmental organization.
Long Wharf Park: Just a Footnote?, NorthEndWaterfront.com, June 13, 2012. Comment piece by one of the North End Ten plaintiffs describing the upcoming Supreme Judicial Court case (with a beautiful picture of Long Wharf Park).
Long Wharf restaurant plan sinks; operators to try luck in South Boston, Universal Hub, July 27, 2011. Reports on decision by restaurant operator to transfer liquor license to South Boston after the Chapter 91 license was thrown out by the Superior Court judge.
Judge tosses state approval of restaurant at the end of Long Wharf, Universal Hub, June 13, 2011. Reports on decision by Superior Court judge to void the Chapter 91 license for the proposed late-night restaurant and bar.
Proposed Long Wharf restaurant gets 60-day reprieve, Universal Hub, May 5, 2011. Reports on the decision by the Boston licensing board to give the proposed restaurant operator, Michael Conlon, 60 days to start using the liquor license.
Will the end of Long Wharf be a restaurant?, Universal Hub, May 3, 2011. Reports on a hearing by the Boston licensing board to decide whether to revoke the proposed restaurant's liquor license (because it is not being used due to the lawsuit).
Resident Group Wins Round One in Long Wharf Restaurant Case, NorthEndWaterfront.com, October 21, 2010. Reports on decision by Superior Court judge to deny the state's and the BRA's motions to dismiss the lawsuit against the restaurant. In plainer English: The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Boston Redevelopment Authority filed a motion saying that the lawsuit should be dismissed. The judge denied the motion, so the lawsuit continued.
Local Residents File Legal Challenge to Proposed Long Wharf Restaurant, NorthEndWaterfront.com, September 1, 2010. Reports on the North End Ten's filing the lawsuit in Superior Court to declare the restaurant license invalid (with a beautiful photograph of Long Wharf Park).
State OKs Long Wharf restaurant, Boston Herald, January 19, 2010 (summary only; rest behind paywall). Also reports on decision by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to deny the administrative appeal by the North End Ten.
Appeal to Stop “Doc’s Long Wharf” is Denied, NorthEndWaterfront.com, January 17, 2010. Reports on decision by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to deny the administrative appeal by the North End Ten.
BRA took short view, some say, in its nod for new Long Wharf eatery, Boston Globe, March 9, 2008 (summary only; rest behind paywall). Reports on neighborhood opposition to restaurant/bar proposed for the end of Long Wharf.