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Weekly Top Reads: Storm Flooding, Fireworks, North End Documentary, 2017 Highlights, Ice Sculpture Photos & Library Book Sale!

This week’s most popular posts on featured yesterday’s snowstorm and subsequent flooding, New Year’s Eve celebrations, a summary of last year’s top ten stories, and more! Read on below to see the top read articles of the past week.

Storm Surge Brings Record Flooding to Waterfront Areas [Photos]

Record flooding was seen Thursday afternoon in the North End and the downtown Boston waterfront as a 3 foot storm surge came in with a 12 foot high tide on the harbor. Flooding was seen along several of the wharves, with waters reaching the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Read more and see photos here.

The Spirit of the North End Feasts [Video]

Watch the spirit of the North End feasts captured in this seven minute documentary by Rocco Capano, complete with music and parades! See the video here.

Video: Fireworks Light Up Boston Harbor to Ring in New Year’s 2018!

Fireworks once again lit up Boston Harbor to ring in 2018 for New Year’s! Two fireworks barges put on a colorful show starting at midnight, featuring plenty of special effects. Read more and watch the video here.

This annual compilation of top reads highlights the most popular stories from our 1,806 articles published in 2017! See which posts made the list along with some honorable mentions by category here.

New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront: Ice Sculpture Stroll [Photos]

This New Year’s Eve, Boston Harbor Now teamed up with local businesses to bring the ice sculpture stroll to the North End / Waterfront neighborhood. Fifteen ice sculptures decorated the chilly walk from Battery Wharf Hotel down to Seaport Place. See photos  of the sculptures here!

Editor’s Choice

New Improved and Enlarged North End Library Book Sale

The Friends of the North End Public Library have updated and improved their daily book sale program. Because of the popularity of the book sale and the demand for books, the space available for books for sale has been increased to include, in addition to the shelf at the front door, cabinets near the back of the library. Stop by to browse, buy or donate! Read more here.