Health & Environment Photos & Videos

Aquarium’s Teen Internship Program Featured on WBZ-TV

The New England Aquarium’s teen internship program was recently featured on CBS Boston’s Eye on Education program. The Education Department at the New England Aquarium runs a variety of programs that reach more than 100,000 young people every year. They educate the next generation of ocean stewards and scientists, while also fostering strong voices for Read More…

Health & Environment

Summer at the Sanctuary at Stellwagen Bank

On Friday June 29, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Boston Harbor Cruises (BHC), and the New England Aquarium (NEAq) hosted a special press conference event honoring Stellwagen Bank, one of the top 10 whale-watching spots in the world. BHC debuted their newest Whale Watching vessel, Sanctuary, which pays tribute to New England’s only National Marine Read More…

Government Real Estate

BRA: “Considerable Shadows” Cast on Greenway and Aquarium by Chiofaro Towers at Harbor Garage Site

At a municipal harbor planning meeting this week, the Boston Redevelopment Authority presented the results of its shadow and open space study regarding the proposed twin towers of developer Don Chiofaro at the Harbor Garage site. The BRA’s study was conducted by consultant Utile Inc., concluding: …. the proposed towers – measuring 615 feet and Read More…

Government Real Estate Transportation

Downtown Waterfront Public Realm and Watersheet Activation Plan Draft Released for Public Review

In advance of a public meeting next week, the Boston Redevelopment Authority has released a draft planning document for the Downtown Waterfront. If you’ve been following our coverage and meeting videos for the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan then you have already seen some of these concepts. However, this is the first time a draft Read More…

Community People

Bud Ris, New England Aquarium Head, Steps Down; Nigella Hilgarth to Become President

The following news comes from the New England Aquarium regarding the resignation of Bud Ris, New England Aquarium CEO and President. Ris is also a North End resident. After 9 successful years at the New England Aquarium, CEO and President Bud Ris is turning the helm over to Nigella Hillgarth, head of San Diego’s Birch Read More…

Community Event Notices Photos & Videos Real Estate

Downtown Waterfront Planning Meeting Presentations by Marriott Long Wharf, BRA-Owned Long Wharf, 255 State Street, New England Aquarium [Video]

On July 25, 2013, the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee heard from four property owners in the planning area regarding their current status, challenges and plans for the future. The meeting is part of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s process for planning and development in the downtown waterfront area (Long Wharf to Moakley Bridge). Read More…

Photos & Videos

New England Aquarium News: Penguins Have Returned [Video]

After a “vacation” while their turf was rented out to the Giant Ocean Tank inhabitants, the African and rockhopper penguins are back in their colonies at Central Wharf. The New England Aquarium made this video of the penguins settling back into their exhibit. Read more at NEAQ.org.  

Event Notices

“Boston’s Waterfront After Sandy” – TBHA President Vivien Li & UNH Dr. Paul Kirshen [Video]

“Boston’s Waterfront After Hurricane Sandy,” was the featured discussion topic at the 2012 annual meeting of The Boston Harbor Association, held on November 27, 2012. Speaking on the environmental issue of sea level rise and its future impact on Boston’s waterfront were TBHA President Vivien Li and UNH Professor Dr. Paul Kirshen. Summary video timeline: Read More…

Event Notices

New England Aquarium Fall 2012 Lecture Series Schedule

Despite the ongoing renovations, the New England Aquarium has put together an impressive lineup of lecture speakers this Fall. We also note several North End / Waterfront neighbors are featured, including David Arnold‘s Double Exposure: Photographing Environmental Change with NEAQ President, Bud Ris on November 15th. Also, neighbor John Carlson is sponsoring the MIT Lorenz Read More…

Community

Old Fashioned Picnic in the Park is a Big Success [Photos]

It was an Old Fashioned Picnic in the Park on Sunday afternoon at Christopher Columbus Park. Friends, families and neighbors gathered with picnic blankets and enjoyed games, lemonade and cookies thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and their sponsors (Tia’s, Marriott Long Wharf and Greenway Conservancy). Despite all that was Read More…

Community Event Notices

Old Fashioned Picnic at Christopher Columbus Park Set For August 19th

On Sunday, August 19, 2012, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park invite everyone to an Old Fashioned Picnic in the Park! The event runs from 12 noon to 4 pm at Christopher Columbus Park, the Atlantic Avenue waterfront park where friends, family and neighbors will celebration the North End / Waterfront neighborhood. Bring a picnic Read More…

Photos & Videos

Giant Lobster and Baby Fur Seal Pup Are Newest Residents at Aquarium

The New England Aquarium introduced a new resident on Tuesday, a 21-pound lobster caught off the coast of Cape Cod. Covered with barnicles, the lobster is estimated to be over 20 years old. The addition of the giant lobster comes a week after the other big news on Central Wharf when a fur seal pup Read More…