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What’s Going On Tuesday, October 29, 2012:

Things start to get back to normal on Tuesday in the North End / Waterfront. Boston City Hall has pronounced that public schools will be open as well as city offices and libraries. Forecasts show a continued improvement in the weather as we head into the Halloween holiday. We have not heard of any power outages in the North End / Waterfront. Damage appears mild with a few trees down and some minor flooding. Residents and businesses can still report issues to the City’s 24-hour hotline.

The Events Calendar has a Halloween-related event at the North End library. Call ahead to confirm at 617 227 8135.

What people are talking about … Sandy!

The North End / Waterfront took Sandy in stride. The Frankenstorm produced a 2 to 3 foot storm surge that hit the North End’s waterfront. See the storm photos and video.

In the North End, the rush and dinner hour was quiet, but some locals found it was a good night to get into popular tourist restaurants.

Remembering the past:

ITAM recently held a tribute to the Blue Front Restaurant, formerly on Hanover Street. See the photos.

North End Stories interviewed two life long North Enders and shared stories of teenage jobs in the neighborhood. See the video.

Just For Fun:

There was no Sandy over the weekend, just pure Halloween fun at the North End’s Haunted House and Halloween Carnival. See the photos.

Good Halloweens:

Downtown View columnist, Karen Cord Taylor, digs deeper into why good neighborhoods have good Halloweens, including a thoughtful shout-out to yours truly. See the column.

Neighborhood Photo of the Day:

The storm known as Sandy is another example of how Boston’s inner harbor benefits the city’s waterfront because of its protective configuration and harbor islands. At the height of the storm, the harbor showed only a 2-3 foot storm surge in comparison to 20′ or higher surges in nearby oceanside towns. Yes, rising sea levels have made harborwalk flooding more common and white caps dotted the harbor, but it was relatively calm as compared to most waterfront locations. This photo was captured at high tide on Monday by Brendan O’Brien behind Langone Park. See more storm surge photos from the North End waterfront.

Flooded Harborwalk at Sandy High Tide – October 2012 – Photo by Brendan O’Brien

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