Featured Police & Fire

Man Dies After Falling Off “Get Lei’d” Party Cruise Boat in Boston Harbor

Divers recovered a body early on Sunday morning of a 21 year-old man, on the bottom of Boston Harbor near Peddocks Island. The man fell overboard from the “Get Lei’d” party cruise on Saturday night around 8:30 p.m., according to Coast Guard officials. We are sad to report that the body of the man who Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Free Ferry Day Attracts Hundreds of Early Risers

Boston Harbor Islands kicks off their 2018 season today with free ferry rides to Georges and Spectacle Islands. Free ferry day looks to be a big hit, based on this scene from earlier this morning. The ticket office opened at 7:30 a.m. and at 7:45 a.m., this is how many people were hoping for a free Read More…

Announcements Transportation

Weekend MBTA Ferry Service Returns Memorial Day Weekend

Today the MBTA announced that weekend commuter ferry service will be available between Hingham, Hull, George’s Island, and Boston beginning Saturday, May 26. The service operates from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, fourteen hourly ferry trips are scheduled that depart from Hingham and Boston and make a number of stops Read More…

Announcements

Boston Harbor Islands Kicks Off 2018 Season with Free Ferry Rides

On Saturday, May 26, Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park opens with a day of free ferry service to Georges and Spectacle Islands, and a morning filled with family-friendly activities on Long Wharf North – Boston’s gateway to the Harbor Islands. Activities on Long Wharf North begin at 8:30 a.m. with free ferry ticket Read More…

Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: Top 10 Sights to See in Boston, Boston Harborwalk Tour, April Showers

Things to know for Thursday, Today is Thursday, April 26 and if you’re longing for summer on the waterfront, then don’t miss the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk’s Tour of Boston Harbor. People will have the opportunity to learn about recreational boating – from weekly sailboat racing and sailing courses to living on a boat Read More…

Announcements Food & Drink

Boston Harbor Now Announces Dining Options from New Partnership Between Chef Barbara Lynch and Boston Harbor Cruises

Boston Harbor Now (BHN), The National Park Service (NPS), and The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are thrilled to announce that Salt Water Inc., an exciting new partnership between acclaimed Chef Barbara Lynch and Boston Harbor Cruises (BHC), will enhance food and beverage offerings for Georges and Spectacle Islands, and the Boston Harbor Islands Read More…

Health & Environment Photos & Videos

Restored 1969 Aerial Video of Boston Harbor, Waterfront and Islands

Video note: Forward through first minute which is black. Fans of dirty old Boston will enjoy this recently restored aerial video of 1969 footage, focusing on the harbor islands and waterfront. The film was shared by former North End resident (Fulton St.) and co-creator Larry Rosenblum along with Derek Lamb and producer Stanley Jacks. Larry explains, Read More…

Community Event Notices

National Park Service Kicks Off 100th Anniversary Celebration on August 25th

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service and the National Parks of Boston are making a big splash to mark the occasion! It all kicks off on Thursday, August 25th at Christopher Columbus Park and the Boston Harbor Islands, continuing on August 26-27 at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The theme Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Boston Harbor Association and Harbor Island Alliance Merge into “Boston Harbor Now”

After more than a year of negotiations, the final merger of The Boston Harbor Association and the Boston Harbor Island Alliance is set for April 1st into the newly created Boston Harbor Now. Announced Wednesday, at the helm of the new non-profit will be CEO and President Katherine Abbott, who is leaving the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston. “After decades Read More…

Transportation

Was That Really a Bridge Floating in Boston Harbor?

We received several inquires as to the floating bridge that came through Boston Harbor this morning. While it would be nice to think this might be an accelerated attempt to rebuild the Old Northern Avenue or Charlestown Bridge, it intended to be part of a new Long Island bridge, currently being dismantled.   The city closed the Read More…

Community

A Truly Spectacular Day on Spectacle Island

Some North End residents joined in this recent event on Spectacle Island, shared by Save the Harbor / Save the Bay: On Saturday, October 26, more than 250 people from Boston’s neighborhoods and the region’s beachfront communities joined Save the Harbor/Save the Bay for a free day of family fun on Spectacle Island in the Read More…

Community Event Notices Photos & Videos Real Estate

Boston Harbor Islands Alliance Update at Downtown Waterfront Planning Meeting [Video]

Philip Griffiths, President of the Boston Harbor Islands Alliance, presented on October 23, 2013 to the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee at City Hall. The BHIA is the non-profit arm of the National Park that makes up the Boston Harbor Islands, with operations also at the pavilion on the Greenway and through ferries Read More…