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Weekly Top Reads: Climate Resiliency, Affordable Housing, Waterfront Wednesdays, North End Student Chairs BC High Model UN, and Neighborhood Center St. Patricks Day Party

This week’s top posts on featured climate studies, affordable housing, students, seniors and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Boston’s Environment Commissioner Talks Climate Resiliency for North End / Downtown [Video]

Chris Cook, chief of environment, energy and open spaces for the City of Boston recently spoke to residents regarding the 2019 resiliency study for the North End and Downtown waterfront. Learn more and watch the video here.

Councilor Edwards Wants to Tax Real Estate Transfers to Pay for Affordable Housing

Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards has introduced a proposal that would allow for Boston to tax six percent on real estate transactions over $2 million. Read more here. On a similar note, you can read Councilor Edwards’ policy brief to update two key housing programs here.

Boston Harbor Now’s “Waterfront Wednesdays” Episode 6: The F Word

Boston Harbor Now’s Director of Policy Jill Valdes Horwood and Director of Planning Alice Brown host a bi-weekly video blog covering topics related to the harbor. Watch their most recent episode about filled tidelands here.

North End Student Elected Conference Chairman of BC High Model UN Club

Theodore Pasto, North End resident and a sophomore at Boston College High School, has been elected as the Conference Chairman of the BC High Model United Nations (UN) Club. Read more here.

ABCD Neighborhood Service Center St. Patrick’s Day Party [Photos]

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its St. Patrick’s Day party on Friday, March 15, with nearly four dozen members of the community attending. Read more and see photos here.

Editor’s Choice

Neighborhood Photo: The Return of the Turkeys

North End / Waterfront residents may recall several turkey sightings in the neighborhood last spring. Well, the birds have returned! See photos submitted by our readers of turkeys strutting about the neighborhood earlier this week here.