Monthly Archives: February 2014

Keep a sharp eye on these ‘kids’

Tonight the Master Plan Steering Committe will be holding its first public hearing. 6:30 in City Hall in the Auditorium. This will be mostly to introduce the concept, what the game plan will be and how public input can be … Continue reading

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I could have been a contender!

That statement is probably one that Dick Sullivan, jr will keep on saying for years to come. The fact is, considering the sour feeling that so many have had toward the Mayor, if he had been supportive of historic preservation; … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art & Culture, Downtown, Economics, Heritage Tourism, Preservation, Quality of Life, Real Estate, Streetscape, Streetscapes | 1 Comment

The ZBA Proves Eigerman’s Point

My first impulse was to label this post, “The ZBA okays the Disneyfication of Newburyport”, or “Zoning okays the destruction of the Newburyport Historic District” ; but in truth the ZBA did a big favor last night. Jamie Pennington, always … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Demolitions, Developers, Heritage Tourism, Local Historic Districts (LHD), News and politics, Preservation, Quality of Life, Real Estate, Streetscape, Streetscapes, Zoning | 1 Comment

ZBA & The Streetscape

To bad we can’t take the Internet into the ZBA – we can argue that a new building will disrupt and ruin the historic neighborhood and in particular, the streetscape. Here it would demonstrate the point as clear as can … Continue reading

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Come to the ZBA tonight!

Tonight is the hearing where they want the permits for an oversize new house to replace an historical home from the 17th century.       This is another example of developers with no respect for our history (They are leaving the windows … Continue reading

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Clarification & Cloudiness

Just a brief comment – the City has omitted the detailed map of the Newburyport Historic District from its new website which the http://www.newburyporthistoricdistrict.org had been linked. What with comments that were heard at the last public hearing, it would … Continue reading

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Tunnel Tracking

We are getting closer – but some of the newest revelation has been so striking that I thought it would be best to wait until it was winter.     That way, the weather would discourage any snooping around initially by any … Continue reading

Posted in Archeology, Education, Environment, History | 3 Comments