Featured Police & Fire

Police Blotter: Two Accounts of Breaking & Entering; Stolen License Plates

The following are recent incidents reported by Boston Police District A-1 for the North End / Waterfront area. Breaking & Entering (Boat)07/05/20  8:32amMale suspect arrested after fleeing a boat at Lewis Wharf he had broken into. Suspect was apprehended on Haverhill St. in the North Station area. Suspect was riding a Bianchi bike and carrying four Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Smooth as Glass

Earlier this week the water between Lewis & Commercial wharves was, as Jon Campanelli describes it, “smooth as glass.” The summer boats have not yet returned and the waters are quiet as people stay at home during COVID-19. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos using our Submit a Post form, via email Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

What’s the 311? Endicott St. Cinder Blocks, Needle Clean-Up on Lewis Wharf, Foster Ct. Abandoned Bicycle

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Needle Clean-up at Lewis Wharf This 311 user says, “Needle next to the wood fence. Thanks!” The original post can be found here. The post was 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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Neighborhood Photo: Moonrise Over Lewis Wharf

The moon rises over Boston Harbor, breaking through the evening clouds during Lewis Wharf’s annual summer bash on Wednesday evening. Earlier in the day the Seaport was completely fogged in, but here the lights illuminate the background across the water. Photo by Jon Campanelli. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: Lewis Wharf Sunrise

This photo captures the sunrise from Lewis Wharf in the North End at 5:38 a.m. The water is like glass at that hour, before the ferries and recreational boats begin cruising the Harbor, creating an incredibly clear reflection. According to photographer Bob Somerville, “The beautiful calm allowed me to capture this peaceful, golden reflection.” “Neighborhood Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: Ghostly Pilings From a Bygone Era

Bob Somerville captured this photo of the old pilings at Lewis Wharf looking eerie with the East Boston and airport lights behind them. There is actually a petition circulating to remove the unused harbor pilings at this site. Read more from the January Residents’ Association meeting. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: Flooding at Lewis Wharf

Winter storm Harper came roaring through the Northeast this past weekend and, although it didn’t bring as high of snow totals as some forecasts were predicting (The Boston Globe marks Boston with only 4.9 inches), it still brought snow, sleet and rain to the city. The stormy weather, combined with two Boston Harbor high tides Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: A Tranquil Dawn in the North End

The sun rises over Logan Airport while the Lewis Wharf boats remain in darkness for a few more moments in this neighborhood photo by Bob Somerville. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos using our Submit a Post form, via email to info@northendwaterfront.com or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling Read More…

Community Featured Government Real Estate

City Responds to Development Planning Task Force For North End Waterfront Parcels

In an effort to avoid another war after the Lewis Wharf Hotel debacle, nine North End / Waterfront condominium boards reached out to city officials in a joint letter (pdf) to address the remaining open development parcels in the neighborhood. Specifically, the letter identified areas of development concern at Commercial Wharf, Lewis Wharf, Sargent’s Wharf, and vacant lots Read More…

Featured Health & Environment Photos & Videos

Talking Waterfront Development and Public Access With Peter Shelley of the Conservation Law Foundation [Video]

Peter Shelley of the Conservation Law Foundation spoke about waterfront development and public access at the December meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Shelley is senior counsel of CLF and former Executive Director and President. After $24 billion of public monies spent on cleaning up Boston Harbor, the Big Dig / Greenway and Silver Read More…