Presenting your Friday dose of Curbed Cuts, the pick of this week's news from our neighborhood-savvy sister site Curbed Boston:
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NORTH END - The details are out on what's in store for Lovejoy Wharf under new developers the Beal Companies and the Related Companies. The duo plans a 14-story condo tower at a redeveloped 131 Beverly Street, near North Station, as part of its plans for the site. Also in store is a commercial development at 160 Washington Street, where Converse is reportedly in talks for 187,000 square feet.
HUB-WIDE - In honor of Election Day, we mapped the homes of local pols like Elizabeth Warren, Mitt Romney, Tom Menino, Deval Patrick and Scott Brown. We also delved into a little history, pinpointing the one-time Hub residences of F.D.R., J.F.K. and Barack Obama.
CHARLESTOWN - The proposed apartment building at the so-called Parcel 39A in the Charlestown Navy Yard has to get not only the city's O.K., but the National Park Service's as well because its four floors would have to gel with the Civil War-era structures in the yard. Lucky for developer Kavanagh Advisory Group, circumstance seems on its side. The firm won a bidding process for the stalled 12,000-square-foot development site in September and hopes to break ground by June 2013.
HUB-WIDE - Massachusetts' newly passed medical marijuana law has local landlords concerned. The new law, which takes effect Jan. 1, allows medical tokers the right to grow a two-month supply at home should they not be able to get to a pot dispensary. Landlords worry this will turn their properties into humid dens of 6-foot ganja plants and make them targets of a federal government not too keen on the state rules.