Stay in the loop with the notable news post, a compilation of articles from alternate news sources that pertain to various issues, stories and reviews in the North End / Waterfront, for your one stop shop of news.  Don’t miss some new developments on the Greenway, “smell maps,” and the usual restaurant fix.

A phone charging station on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Credit: Aram Boghosian for Boston.com
A phone charging station on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Credit: Aram Boghosian for Boston.com

You Can Now Charge Your Phone on the Greenway

We’ve seen benches, tables, grass, flowers, pianos, and a world of other things on the Greenway, but being able to charge your phone is a new development. Three stations have been installed, each being built to withstand vandalism and harsh weather. The portals are USB compatible but do not carry the iPhone hookup cable. Read the story at Boston.com.

Paul Revere (Photo)

This time of year brings a ton of visitor’s to the North End for several main attractions that the neighborhood has to offer. This photo of the Prado / Paul Revere Mall was uploaded to a blog called, Clueless in Boston.

Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger

The filming of Black Mass is underway – just wait until you see Johnny Depp in character as Whitey Bulger. Photos were taken behind the scenes, and a movie set was discovered in the Cambridge. Watch the video at my FOX Boston

Living Room is now home to the Dining Room. Photo courtesy of Chris Coe
Living Room is now home to the Dining Room. Photo courtesy of Chris Coe

The Dining Room Resides Inside The Living Room

The North End is home to The Living Room.. Now, it has developed a restaurant-within-a-restaurant called The Dining Room, placing a stronger focus on food. Read more at Boston Eater.

Phantom Gourmet: Great 8 Restaurants On Boston Waterfront

Phantom Gourmet profiled the “Great 8” restaurants along the Boston Waterfront. Read and watch at,  CBS Boston.

This graphic designer makes ‘smell maps’ of cities around the world

Walking through the North End neighborhood, depending on what day and time of the week it is, can certainly bring some interesting smells. This graphic designer is leading smell tours through the neighborhood going simply by scent. These smell walks have occurred in different parts of the world over the past several years, they are sensory research trips and they collect data so Boston can be mapped by smell.  PRI.org

A new style of restaurants is taking Boston by storm. Photo credit:  JOANNE RATHE/ GLOBE STAFF
A new style of restaurants is taking Boston by storm. Photo credit: JOANNE RATHE/ GLOBE STAFF

Restaurants with a taste for innovation

The Waterfront continues to grow out to the “innovation district.” Strega Waterfront is being joined by several other restaurant establishments that attract people who are “entrepreneurial, foodies, and techies.” Read more at The Boston Globe.

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