Community Daily Briefs

Notable News: Aquarium Vs. Tower, Recycling Success, Public Sunscreen, Rubber Tracks Studio, N. Station Stabbing and More!

Keeping you in the loop, the notable news post summarizes all the noteworthy articles written about the North End / Waterfront of Boston. If the article is worth the read, it is posted below – enjoy!

The proposed tower would be constructed at a garage site near the New England Aquarium. Photo by David L. Ryan, The Boston Globe.
The proposed tower would be built right near the New England Aquarium. Photo by David L. Ryan, The Boston Globe.

Aquarium firmly against waterfront tower plan

Neighbors, residents and the city have weighed in on Don Chiofaro’s plan to build a 600-foot tower on the waterfront. Now, the aquarium is raising concerns about the negative financial impact the towers could place on the attraction. Most importantly, aquarium officials worry that the construction of a tower could threaten the health of their marine animals.  The Boston Globe has more on the possible threat to sea animals and finances.

Boston’s recycling stream rising

City officials are pleased to report that recycling in Boston’s downtown neighborhoods has increased 12 percent in the last year, and is on track to recycle 40,000 tons this year. The recycling effort has provided major savings for taxpayers, amounting for millions of dollars they would otherwise have had to spend to dispose of those materials. Read the article at, The Boston Herald.

Sunscreem dispensers will be deployed in city parks, photo courtesy of
Sunscreen dispensers will be deployed in city parks, photo courtesy of

Free sunscreen is coming to Boston’s parks

Boston is making a contentious effort to prevent skin cancer with free, all-natural sunscreen dispensers in city parks. Luckily for us, Christopher Columbus Park in the North End will be one of the recipients to a dispenser during this pilot program. Read for more on the pilot, a first for a Northeast city.

What’s the Deal with The Greenway Anyway?

In 2004, the Rose Kennedy Greenway was established as a 501c3 non-profit to raise support for the proposed park. The Greenway is entirely maintained, programmed, and improved not by government but by a “non-profit.” Read more of the Rose Kennedy Greenway‘s total revenue and support of the Greenway since inception.

Photo courtesy of
Photo courtesy of

A Look Inside the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio at Lovejoy Wharf

Coming this July, Boston will house a brand new 1,100 square-foot Converse Rubber Tracks recording studio designed by acclaimed studio mind Fran Manzella. Set to be housed in Converse’s new 10-story world headquarters at Lovejoy Wharf, read more about the studio at, Vanyaland.

Police: North Station panhandler stabs man who wouldn’t give him money, punches another

A Wakefield man was arrested this past week after punching a man and stabbing another for not giving him money at North Station. The man was chased and caught at Paul Revere Park, continue reading the story at, UniversalHub.

Former Boxing World Champion to be Guest of Honor in Hyannis

Tony DeMarco, the North End legend who was once the Welterweight Champion of the world, will be the special guest of honor at a boxing event in Hyannis, MA. The statue of DeMarco stands at the corners of Hanover and Cross Streets. Visit for more information.

“Perspectives on the Boston Massacre,” 7-9 July

The Massachusetts Historical Society will host a multi-day workshop investigating perspectives on the Boston Massacre. The event will be explored through primary-source documents, visit Boston 1775 for more event details.