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Save Boston’s Waterfront Voices Opposition to Chiofaro’s Pinnacle; Residents’ Association Drafts Letter in Response to Project Proposal

Save Boston’s Waterfront, an effort supported by the New England Aquarium, presented their opposition to the Chiofaro Company’s Pinnacle project during the monthly North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. Surrounded by controversy, the Chiofaro Company has proposed a project called the Pinnacle at Central Wharf as an effort to redevelop the current Harbor Garage Read More…

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Ed Markey at Aquarium to Oppose Offshore Drilling

Coming off of his recent US Senate victory, Ed Markey stopped by the New England Aquarium on Saturday morning to speak against the Trump administration’s policies regarding offshore oil drilling. Also speaking at the event was Heather O’Brien of 617 Harbor. In attendance were State Sen. Joe Boncore and State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz. “Neighborhood Photo” Read More…

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Wharf District Council June Reports: Police Update, MBTA Ferries Resuming, Aquarium Reopening Plans

The Wharf District Council (WDC) held its June meeting on Tuesday, June 16, via Zoom. A number of notable reports and community updates were included as part of a full agenda. Boston Police – Public Safety Report Captain Fong, who is set to retire Friday, delivered his final active duty police report. One International Place Read More…

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New England Aquarium Dives Deep – Presents Reopening Plans and State of Affairs to Neighborhood Groups

Suzanne Matus, the New England Aquarium’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications, recently gave a “State of the Aquarium” update before two community groups, NEWNC (North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council) and NEWRA (North End/Waterfront Residents Association). Pandemic Effects and Reopening Plans On March 13th, the Aquarium closed its doors due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Ticket sales Read More…

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June 11 Residents Association Agenda: Mayor Marty Walsh, Rep. Michlewitz, New England Aquarium, Dolce Liquor License, John Romano North End / Waterfront / West End Liaison

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 beginning at 7:00 PM. The agenda, as well as Zoom login information, may be found below. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh  Rep. Aaron Michlewitz Introduction – John Romano, our new North End/Waterfront/West End liaison, Office of Neighbhorhood Services, Read More…

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Aquarium Joins Boston Cultural Institutions in Request for Emergency Relief Funding

The New England Aquarium, along with the Boston Children’s Museum, Museum of Science, Museum of Fine Arts, and Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) are urging Congress to support emergency relief funding for aquariums, zoos, and non-profit museums amid the COVID-19 outbreak. In a joint letter to the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, these cultural institutions have pointed out Read More…

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Aquarium Announces Downsizing Moves

The New England Aquarium announced a series of budget cuts to preserve resources it believes will help the waterfront institution survive the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. “This was a heartbreaking decision, as it included staff layoffs and furloughs, and every member of our team is fiercely committed to the Aquarium and its mission,” Read More…

Announcements Event Notices

“The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation” Book Talk

WHO & WHAT: Following decades of war, Dr. Alex Dehgan moved to Afghanistan in 2006 to build the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Afghanistan Program to protect snow leopards and other endangered species there. His recent book, The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation, takes readers along with him and his team through some Read More…

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How Warming Oceans Affect Deep Sea Corals

WHAT: Our warming oceans are taking an increasing toll on coral reefs, making it even more important to understand how the changing atmosphere affects these living ecosystems and how they have adapted historically. The chemistry of fossil coral skeletons from tens of thousands of years ago may hold the key to understanding this important coupling Read More…

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Discuss Oceans and Climate with Rhode Island Senator Whitehouse

WHAT: Earth’s oceans are crying out. They are rising. They are warming. They are acidifying. They are losing oxygen. They are overfished. They are choking on plastic pollution. They are in crisis. Though the challenges are significant, there is still much to be hopeful about – even with lawmakers in Washington. WHO: In 2006, U.S. Read More…

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Discussing “The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier” with Author & Reporter Ian Urbina

WHO & WHAT: Ian Urbina, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist for the New York Times, will discuss his book, The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier, which explores the rampantly criminal world that runs lawless on the world’s oceans. Too big to police and under no clear international authority, the oceans’ vastness leaves Read More…