This week in the North End / Waterfront, we found these ‘notable news’ stories from other outlets.

Compare the landscape from 2002 to 2008, both photos courtesy of David L. Ryan, The Boston Globe.
Compare the landscape from 2002 to 2008, both photos courtesy of David L. Ryan, The Boston Globe.

10 years later, did the Big Dig deliver?

Burying the Central Artery in the dirt below downtown Boston was part of the $15 billion project that was “plagued by cost overruns.” Bringing a new look to Hanover Street and the North End, what do you think were the failures, successes, and what-ifs of the project? View the article at, The Boston Globe.

City Winery Coming

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City Winery, a restaurant that also serves as a winery, and concert venue has just singed 30,000-square-foot lease at the One Canal St. residential tower. City Winery already has locations in New York City, Chicago and Nashville, continue reading at, Globest.com.

Marty Walsh’s revenge best served on ice

A friendly feud between Mayor Coderre of Montreal and Mayor Walsh was sparked over the rivalry between the Bruins and Canadians in hockey. When Mayor Walsh highlights the benefits of Boston, what does he point out about the North End?  View the video and read more at, The Boston Herald.

17 ways to spend New Year’s Eve in Greater Boston you’ll actually enjoy

New Year’s Eve is huge in Boston, with events at bars, prix-fixe menus restaurants, and family-friendly activities, Boston has something for everyone trying to ring in 2016. Besides restaurants and bars, Improv Asylum’s Mainstage Presents: The Holiday Show was featured under comedy and performance, continue reading at, Boston.com.

Putting the finishing touches on the ice queen—Myrtle the turtle. Photo by the New England Aquarium.
Putting the finishing touches on the ice queen—Myrtle the turtle. Photo by the New England Aquarium.

Aquarium News and Updates

The cold weather came just in time for Boston’s first ice sculpture of the holiday season, featuring Myrtle the green sea turtle as the focus for First Night ice sculptors. Myrtle is one of the Aquarium’s most well-known animal, New England Aquarium has more on the sculpture.

Hanging in the very festive North End

Walking down Hanover Street on a winter night in the thick of the holiday season, watch this Instagram post showing the crowds, decorations, and holiday cheer in the neighborhood.

Microsoft acquires team behind Talko

Talko, a business-communication app that is headquartered in the North End, was acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed price.  The half-dozen employees at the North End headquarters will be staying with the app that combines texting, photo-sharing, and voice calls, continue reading at Beta Boston.