Transportation

Reader Poll: Where Would You Like to Ferry to / from the North End / Waterfront?

Over the past few months there have been several discussions around water transportation and expanding public use of Boston Harbor and the waterfront. Boston Harbor Now participated in a waterfront panel back in July that focused on, among other things, moving city traffic to the harbor by increasing water shuttles. City council candidates have also shared their Read More…

Featured Government

District 1 and 2 Candidates Focus on Waterfront

On Tuesday night, candidates hoping to represent Boston’s harbor neighborhoods sat down to discuss issues concerning both Districts 1 and 2 as well as Greater Boston. All candidates from both districts appeared, with Lydia Edwards, Margaret Farmer, and Stephen Passacantilli representing District 1; and from District 2, Corey Dinopoulos, Ed Flynn, Joe Kebartas, Mike Kelley, Read More…

Featured Health & Environment Real Estate Transportation

Waterfront Panel Cites Impending Need for Water Transportation, Public Access, Responsible Development Amid Climate Change

All may appear calm on the waterfront, but local experts are pointing to several impending challenges currently facing Boston Harbor. The harbor is arguably the city’s most defining characteristic, yet Boston finds itself playing catch up on issues such as water transportation, climate change preparedness and public access through responsible development. Civic non-profit leaders debated Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

Boston Harbor [Re]Creation Art Exhibit Opens

At the end of June, Boston Harbor Now launched “Boston Harbor [re]creation”, a visual arts program featuring the works of selected artists-in-residence and sculptors displayed on Spectacle and Peddocks Island. This is part of a series of events on the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park this summer that will demonstrate the many benefits of supporting, Read More…

Community Event Notices

Boston Harbor Now Announces Seasonal Opening Summer of Diverse Events For Kids, Adults, and Families Alike

Boston Harbor Now is a new civic nonprofit dedicated to ensuring a vibrant future for Boston Harbor, its waterfront, and the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. This Summer, Boston Harbor Now is providing free and accessible activities for all to enjoy. Check out their events this Summer below! Boston Harbor Now today unveiled its 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…

Photos & Videos

Fireworks on Boston Harbor for Labor Day Weekend [Video and Photos]

Labor Day weekend fireworks returned for the fourth year in a row, marking the end of this year’s programming by Summer on the Waterfront. The show was organized by Boston Harbor Now, the newly merged non-profit formed from The Boston Harbor Association and the Harbor Islands Alliance. The barge was anchored between the North End and Seaport with crowds Read More…

Health & Environment

Higher Sea Levels and Extreme Weather Predicted by Boston Climate Report

A sobering new report predicts continued increases in Boston’s sea levels, extreme precipitation and higher temperatures. Climate Ready Boston is an initiative led by the City of Boston in partnership with the Green Ribbon Commission to develop resilient solutions to prepare our city for climate change. The group released worrying climate projections for what Boston 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…