The Weekender: Neighborhood Congestion, Rising Tides, Long Wharf Concerns, 2017 Calendars!

Recapping the top 5 posts this week from, enjoy!

Commentary: North End Nearing Its Tipping Point

Hanover Street Gridlock.

Speaking out of frustration from the constant congestions in and around the North End, with narrow sidewalks consumed with sandwich signs, tables, chairs, lines pouring out of pastry shops, not to mention the traffic with bicycles and cars! Read the article for the full rundown of defining the “tipping point.”

Tenants Living With Feces in North End Building

The North End is one of the most sought after neighborhoods to live in the entire city, so how is it that tenants are dealing with feces backing up in their basement? After contacting their landlord, the basement continues to flood with “feces and other industrial chemicals.” Read the post for complete details.

Photo via Instagram.
Photo via Instagram.

Rising Seas Come Ashore During King Tides

The highest sea levels this year were brought by the King Tides that came to Boston’s waterfront, lifting the tide about two feet higher than normal. Caused by the alignment of the sun and moon, view the post, for photos of the rising seas.

Neighborhood Re-Opening: Rina’s Pizzeria & Cafe

After closing for a short duration, Rina’s Pizzeria & Cafe at 371 Hanover Street has re-opened. Featuring a centerpiece wood-fired brick pizza oven and specialty sandwiches with beer and wine, view the post for more on the re-opening.

National Park Service Concerned About Everything Happening at Long Wharf Park

The National Park Service (NPS) has inquired about the uses of Long Wharf Park, including activities and structures around the Marriott hotel and the commercial building on the property. Read the post for more on the concerns throughout Long Wharf.

Did you know? 2017 North End Calendars Are Here!

If you haven’t already, be sure to pick up your 2017 desk calendar, featuring all new and original photographs of Boston’s North End by Matt Conti! From classic landmarks to our fabled streets and waterfront, order here and view more purchasing options.