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North End News Found Elsewhere Brings DiMasi Efforts, No Park Smoking, More Liquor Licenses and Rising Tide Grants

The new year will welcome a snow storm calling for around a foot of snow. While you may be snowed in, or marching through the snow, catch up on whats been going on around the city over the last week or so. 

Chiofaro donates retail space in Boston Harbor Garage to nonprofit (BBJ slide show)

With prime location at the corner of East India Row and Atlantic Avenue, see how much square feet of temporary retail space the Chiofaro Company is donating to a non profit on the ground floor of the Boston Harbor Garage. Read more at Boston Business Journal 

Former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi. Photo by the Boston Herald, Staff Photo by Nancy Lane
Former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi. Photo by the Boston Herald, Staff Photo by Nancy Lane

Sal DiMasi petitions for new trial

Former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi has asked the United States Supreme Court to reverse his convictions of public corruption charges. The 68 year old is in a prison in North Carolina and currently battling Stage 4 throat and tongue cancer, read more at the Boston Herald, which also offers this opinion piece.

This Day in Boston History: Massachusetts Stops Dumping Waste in Boston Harbor

Back before our beautiful waterfront area, the Boston Harbor wasn’t so picture perfect. Prior to December 24th 1991, the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority dumped sewage into Boston Harbor. Read more at Bostinno

Fall Out Boy had better stay out of Boston parks

It appears that a smoking ban in all Boston parks will be implemented, the ban was approved unanimously by the Boston Parks and Recreation Commission, see more at Universal Hub and check out the press release from the City of Boston

Coming soon: A North End taqueria

It appears the North End will be home to a new Tenoch opening in mid January. Moving onto Lewis Street, Tenoch is a Mexican Taqueria that will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. See details at Boston.com

Photo by the New England Aquarium
Photo by the New England Aquarium

Aquarium News and Updates

A look back at 2013 at the aquarium with a highlight on the birth of the aquarium’s second Northern fur seal pup. Don’t miss the photos at New England Aquarium 

Ward 8 mixes it up in the North End

The new Ward 8 restaurant seems to be popping up all over the place. This article is another to add to the list, with a full review from The Boston Globe Food & Dining section.

TBHA Recieves $225,000 Grant To Further Boston’s Sea Level Rise Preparedness 

Good news to residents, the The Boston Harbor Association received a hefty grant to help prepare for increased coastal flooding, read more at The Boston Harbor Association

Boston to formally ask legislature for control over local liquor licenses

The Boston City Council voted 12-1 to ask the State legislature to lift the current state cap on liquor licenses in Boston and give control of the Boston Licensing Board to the mayor. Read more at Universal Hub