Community

What’s The 311? Bomb Cyclone Cleanup, Entrance to Charter Street Park Blocked by Snow

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. North Street Sidewalks Not Shoveled Throroughly “This is just 1 photo of many I took last night. We are 4 days after the snow storm and Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

What Happened? Sorting Through the January 2018 “Bomb Cyclone” Flood Data and Outlook

So, what happened to cause so much flooding during last week’s winter Nor’easter snow storm? Unlike the near miss of Hurricane Sandy where Boston dodged a (big) bullet, the so called “bomb cyclone” of January 2018 brought a storm surge that hit just at the worst time, an astronomical high tide. With already over 12 Read More…

Community Transportation

Reader Poll: Should Cycle Tracks Receive Priority for Snow Plowing?

In support of year-round bicycling, the City of Boston has prioritized resources toward the plowing and salting of its cycle tracks. In the latest snowstorm, the Connect Historic Boston cycle track in downtown Boston and the North End was cleared before much of the roadway, city-owned sidewalks, corner curbs and parks. This tweet shows Boston Read More…

Health & Environment

Snow Emergency Continues into Friday as Cleanup Begins

https://twitter.com/b911nature/status/949082172182401024 As the storm moves out, the recovery efforts continue from the record flooding and 12+ inches of snow. Here are some updates. Trash will be picked up on Friday, but city officials are urging residents to put it clearly out by the curb. Schools are closed again with the Nazzaro Center open. The North Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Boston Blizzard Updates: 8-12 Inches, 50+ mph Winds

Boston Public Schools are closed Thursday (and maybe Friday). BCYF Community Centers, including the Nazzaro Center, are open 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parking ban beginning Thursday, Jan. 4th at 7 am. Street cleaning is cancelled. North End Public Safety meeting is cancelled. Snow emergency means space savers are fair game! Parking: The City of Boston Read More…

Community Photos & Videos

Social Highlights This Week: First Snow & Sweet Treats

Check out our weekly social media highlights from residents, visitors, and more in the area. To be featured, tag us @northend.waterfront on Instagram, @northendboston on Twitter, @northendwaterfront on Facebook. Use hashtags #northendboston or #bostonwaterfront. First Snow Fall View this post on Instagram The waterfront basketball courts have zero humans on them – a rarity #boston Read More…

Featured Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photos: First Snow in the Boston’s North End

Saturday brought the first snow of the season in Boston’s North End! And, there’s still a line at Giacomo’s on Hanover Street. Snowman on the waterfront. (Photo by Dave MacDowell) Snow at Lewis. (Photo by Jon Campanelli) “Glamping” through the North End. (Photo by Dr. Joe Mendola)     “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature Read More…

Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Briefing: Snow Day Scenes, Btone Fitness Growth, DiMasi Off House Arrest?

Things to know for Wednesday! Snow Day scenes from the North End: View this post on Instagram ✨Storm Stella✨ . . . . . #picture_to_keep #your_life_etc #ipulledoverforthis #theamericancollective #globalnook #uspixels #usa_photolovers #just_unitedstates #ig_northamerica #insta_america #ig_unitedstates #usaprimeshot #igersusa #BDamerica #traveling_usa #eastcoastshooterz #uscitiestrip #city_features #urbanenook #bostoncitynights #pocket_streetlife #bostonstreet #streets_vision5k #splendid_urban #pocket_usa #pocket_world #pocket_family #pocket_hdr #oldnorthchurch #stormstella A post shared by Read More…

Health & Environment

Snow Emergency: Parking, Shoveling & School Closure Information

PREPARATIONS, SNOW EMERGENCY, SCHOOL CLOSURES FOR WINTER STORM Tuesday’s winter storm is anticipated to bring up to 12 inches of snow to Boston. Snow will be heavy, and will bring poor visibility and winds up to 20-30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Boston’s Emergency Operations Center will activate at 7 Read More…