Photos & Videos

North End Waterfront Sees Flooding and Rising Sea Levels During Hurricane Sandy [Photos]

During Monday’s high tide, the North End waterfront saw the impact of Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge and rising sea levels with extensive flooding in some areas. Long Wharf and the Harborwalk behind Langone Park seemed to take the worst of it with Boston Harbor waves crashing over the sea walls. At this point, long-term damage Read More…

Photos & Videos

Video: Hurricane Sandy Churns Boston Harbor on Waterfront

Boston Harbor came alive during the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy. This video shows Sargent’s Wharf and Long Wharf with Harborwalk flooding, waves coming over the seawall and bouncing boats at the Boston Sailing Center at Lewis Wharf. Also, check out these photos along the North End waterfront during the storm.

Police & Fire

Hurricane Sandy – Update from the North End / Waterfront

Here are the latest updates on Hurricane Sandy from Boston’s North End / Waterfront as the huge storm barrels its way through the Northeast. We won’t see the worst of it, but it will still be a major event all day Monday, into Tuesday. There are expected wind gusts over 60 mph and a record Read More…

Event Notices

Compelling Climate Change Evidence by North End Photographer

Sea level rise as a result of climate change and global warming is a regular news headline here in Boston and worldwide. (See the recent UMass Boston report and the Boston waterfront real estate view). Every national academy of science reporting to a major government and 97 percent of the most frequently published climatologists say Read More…

Real Estate

B&T: “Rising Water, Rising Worries” for Waterfront Real Estate Market

Are waterfront buyers ignoring the likelihood of sea level rise in the real estate market? That is the question that Scott Van Voorhis asks in this week’s Banker & Tradesman. As sea levels rise, the Hub and other coveted coastal communities will soon face an even more challenging marketing problem as once-desirable waterfront neighborhoods suddenly Read More…

Real Estate

Head for Copp’s Hill in that 2040 Hurricane – Sea Level Report is Dire for Boston

The Globe reports on a new study out this week showing the North End / Waterfront and much of Boston is likely to feel the worst of sea level rise as local tide levels “are rising three to four times faster than the global average.” Boston’s sea levels are forecasted to rise by 2 to Read More…

Community Government Photos & Videos Real Estate

Video: City Chief James Hunt Speaks to NEWRA on Environmental and Energy Issues

Conversation with James Hunt, City of Boston Chief of Environmental and Energy Services The city’s chief spoke to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) regarding a wide range of issues relating to the environment and energy use, including groundwater and recycling. Mr. Hunt oversees the Inspectional Services Department and the Environment Department, serves Read More…

Health & Environment Photos & Videos Real Estate

“Vibrant Waterfronts” by Ken Greenberg, Urban Planner

The video above shows Ken Greenberg, internationally-recognized urban planner and author of “Walking Home: The Life and Lessons of a City Builder” (2011) presenting “Vibrant Waterfronts.” Introducing Mr. Greenberg is Vivien Li, President of The Boston Harbor Association. This presentation was sponsored by The Boston Harbor Association” as part of a 2-day event, “A Clean Read More…

Government Photos & Videos

“Boston Harbor in Photos” by Aerial Photographer Alex MacLean

  Renowned aerial photographer and pilot Alex MacLean presents a photo slideshow showing the progress of Boston’s waterfront from 1975 through today. The presentation was sponsored by The Boston Harbor Association as part of a 2-day event, “A Clean Boston Harbor: What Next?” held at the IMAX theater at New England Aquarium and the Moakey Read More…

Event Notices Health & Environment Photos & Videos

“A Clean Boston Harbor: Twenty-Five Years Later” by Doug Foy

Doug Foy speaks about the 25-year clean-up of Boston Harbor and its role in making a Boston into a great city. He also discusses the upcoming peril of sea level rise from climate change. Foy is the former President of the Conservation Law Foundation, the chief plaintiff in the famous 1980’s Boston Harbor case. He Read More…