Photos & Videos Transportation

Neighborhood Photo: Protecting the Aquarium MBTA Station

by Joanne Hayes Rines Employees from the MBTA surrounded the Aquarium T station with flood prevention tube and 5 T cars were parked on the street.  Other materials were on hand if the entrance was in danger of flooding.  “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos via email to info@northendwaterfront.com. Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

City Council Discusses Implementing Net-Zero Carbon Requirements for New Constructions

City Councilor Matt O’Malley (District 6) proposed a hearing to discuss implementing requirements for all new constructions—residential, commercial, and industrial—to have a net-zero carbon footprint. The City of Boston pledged a commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 under the Carbon Free Boston initiative in an effort to combat climate change. In December 2019, Mayor Read More…

Featured Health & Environment Meetings

Open Space Ideas Discussed for Sargent’s Wharf [Video]

Nick Black, Managing Director of the Boston Waterfront Initiative for the Trustees, led a discussion on a new proposal to create a park or public open space at Sargent’s Wharf in the North End at the January North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting. As part of the Trustees’ One Waterfront Initiative, the proposal explored the Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Lewis Wharf at High Tide

Monday’s high tide brought flooding to the North End’s Lewis Wharf. A “wicked high tide” is expected to bring more coastal flooding on Tuesday, when there will be a 12-foot high tide at 12:35 p.m. Similar conditions are predicted for Wednesday afternoon, when rainwater will add to the high tides. Photo submitted by Davida Carvin. Read More…

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Boston Harbor Now Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Harborwalk with Panel Discussion

Boston Harbor Now, an organization dedicated to bringing the Boston Harbor back to the people, hosted a panel that invited waterfront leaders from across North America to talk about how their cities are developing their waterfront spaces on Thursday evening. Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Boston’s Harborwallk throughout the month of October, the organization invited Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment

Walsh Releases Plan for Carbon Neutrality

Mayor Marty Walsh released a plan this week that has Boston becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. Walsh plans on doing this by developing new guidelines for building projects and investing in energy saving options for city-owned buildings. About 70 percent of carbon emissions come from buildings in the city. New city-owned buildings will be designed as Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment Photos & Videos

Thousands Gather for Global Climate Strike

Three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, thousands of demonstrators marched from Boston’s City Hall to the Massachusetts State House in participation of the Global Climate Strike on Friday. Inspired by sixteen-year-old Greta Thurnberg, who led the movement from NYC’s Friday rally, the strike marked the beginning of a week of climate action. Read More…

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Boston Planning and Development Agency Releases Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors recently approved adoption of the Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines at their September Board Meeting. The Guidelines, which build on Mayor Marty Walsh’s Climate Ready Boston (CRB) initiative, are intended to serve as a reference for residents, business owners and developers. The goal of the Read More…

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As The Tide Turns: Climate Ready Boston Presents Update To Wharf District Council

Alisha Pegan, Climate Ready Boston Coordinator, along with Joe Christo, BPDA’s Resilience and Waterfront Planner, delivered a project update to members of the Wharf District Council (WDC) earlier this week. The project goals have assembled around four themes: Engagement, Short-Term Solutions, Long-Term Solutions, and Implementation. The engagement piece is pivotal for matters of this magnitude Read More…

Event Notices Health & Environment

North End Photographer’s Climate Change Photos to be Presented at Annual Green Concert

On Wednesday, August 14, at 7 p.m. North End photographer David Arnold will present his climate comparison photographic essay on the Jumbotron at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell as part of the Annual Green Concert. Boston Landmarks Orchestra and the New England Aquarium have put together a moving and thought-provoking orchestral program paired with videos Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment

Reader Poll: Which Flood Resiliency Option Do You Support?

Boston’s Climate Ready Downtown and the North End Project team recently gave an update on their plans to protect the neighborhood from flooding due to rising sea levels. Two main options have been identified: 1. Raise the roadway and bike lanes by 5-7 feet. This has the advantage of being public property so it would be easier Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment Transportation

Mayor Walsh Talks Waterfront Seawalls, Northern Ave Bridge and Transportation [Video]

Mayor Marty Walsh spoke to the Wharf District Council on July 16th, covering a range of issues from building seawalls along Boston’s waterfront to dealing with the city’s ever increasing traffic congestion. Climate resiliency is high priority for Walsh as he announced an ambitious plan to build seawalls and burns to protect against flooding. “We Read More…