Community

Reader Poll: What Are Your Favorite Winter Activities?

It’s mid-December and Boston has already seen multiple occasions of accumulating snow, including one Boston Public Schools snow day! The hats and gloves have been pulled out of storage and residents will now bundle up before heading outside for this next winter season. What are your favorite activities to do in the winter? Vote in Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment

What’s The 311? Snow and Ice Issues; Hanover Street Light Out

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. Sidewalk Not Shoveled at Atlantic Ave & Commercial Wharf East “Going on six days and this still isn’t shoveled. Can the city shovel it and bill Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Winter is Holding On

Boston is caught in a tug-of-war between winter and spring. Though warmer temperatures are predicted for the end of the week, a snowy, icy mess this past Sunday reminds residents that it’s still winter in New England. Check out this winter view of the Sail Loft on Atlantic Avenue above, submitted by Bob Somerville. “Neighborhood Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Blowing Snow Under the Lights

Tuesday evening’s snowstorm brought snow, sleet, rain and high winds to the North End / Waterfront. It was unpleasant to commute in, but it certainly looks pretty in this photo. The Valentine-themed trellis lights add a purple glow to the blowing snow at Christopher Columbus Park. Photo submitted by Bob Somerville. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature Read More…

Community

What’s The 311? Homeless Camp on Atlantic Avenue, Snow Piled On Moon Street, and Illegal Parking in North Square

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. Homeless Camp at Atlantic Avenue Playground “Homeless camp in children’s playground.” The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on Read More…

Featured Health & Environment Photos & Videos

Winter Storm Skylar Reaches Blizzard Status [Photos]

Winter storm Skylar has officially reached blizzard status in Boston, with the National Weather Service (NWS) reporting 3+ hours of blizzard conditions as of 12pm. A blizzard is defined as having sustained winds or frequent gusts over 35+ mph and considerable falling and/or blowing snow reducing visibility to less than 1/4 mile for more than Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Coastal Storm Could Bring Record Flooding to Boston’s Waterfront

Friday’s Nor’easter will be a major coastal storm with flooding forecasted to be as bad, if not worse higher than during the January 4th snowstorm. With a 3 to 4 foot storm surge, the high tides could reach over 15 feet. Further, this storm will last over at least three high tide periods into Saturday. The Read More…

Government

City Councilor Edwards Announces Snow Angel Community Service Program

Newly inaugurated Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards announced a district-wide initiative – the “Snow Angels” program – aimed to serve our most vulnerable neighbors during the winter months and connect residents through community service. The “Snow Angels” program will connect elderly and disabled residents unable to shovel in front of their homes to on-call, neighborhood Read More…