Government

Mayor’s Column: A Challenging Winter, A Strong City

A note from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Public Works Commissioner Michael Dennehy: With the cycle of what seemed like never-ending snowstorms, this winter has tested me as a Mayor, and Boston as a community. I’ve been struck by how Bostonians have pulled together throughout this record breaking season of storms, which surpassed the Read More…

Congrats! Boston Sets Record for Snowiest Season Ever

Boston wins again! But, this title is not one where there will be a parade. The National Weather Service has declared this has been the snowiest season on record in Boston. Total snowfall has reached 108.6 inches after last night’s precipitation. This beats the previous 1995-1996 record of 108.6 and achievement goes back to 1872 when they started Read More…

Health & Environment

Neighborhood Photo: Careful as the Snow Melts

Now that the melting process is in full swing, there are some unfortunate surprises hidden in the snow banks. Jennifer McGivern shares this photo of drug needles sticking out of the snow on Charter Street, near the Michelangelo. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Did you take an interesting photo in or around Read More…

Photos & Videos

Jigsaw Picture Puzzle: Snowed In Boston’s Historic North End

The melting has begun and we’re hopefully past the worst of this winter’s snowstorms. This image at the entrance of Christopher Columbus Park reflects the scene as the snow piles are still skyhigh but no longer white. Drag the 55 puzzle pieces to recreate the full picture. [Your web browser does not support frames or is currently Read More…

Transportation

Bully Vandalizes and Defaces Car to Scare Resident Out of Parking Spot

A North End resident sends in this story and warning about a bully that vandalized their car and defaced it with a large orange sticker in an attempt to scare them out of a residential street parking spot. The victim has reported the incident to the police and asked not to have his/her name used here. Like many, I Read More…

Photos & Videos Transportation

Icicles, Buried Cars and Single File Sidewalks in North End [Photos]

It’s been a slow grind of recovery in the North End / Waterfront from this winter’s record snow. Dangers remain such as icicles from above and the slick sidewalks below, many of which are still single file only. It has been especially difficult for seniors and those physically challenged. Forget about getting around with a stroller or Read More…

Business Government

Play “Boston Bingo” to Support Local Businesses

“Boston Bingo” is a new game to support local businesses recoup after the brutal winter weather. Created by the City of Boston Office of Economic Development, residents fill out a bingo card and submit it either electronically or drop it off at City Hall. At each location, you need to snap a photo of yourself Read More…

Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Blustery Winds

A common sight of late has been the white sheen on neighborhood streets. Bob Somerville captures the blustery winds looking down Atlantic Avenue in this photo. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Did you take an interesting photo in or around Boston’s North End / Waterfront? Have it featured by emailing it to Read More…

Storm Bringing Snow and Rain; Clean Catch Basins and Watch Roofs

Light snowfall is expected to start Saturday afternoon before turning to rain that is expected to last up to 12 hours into Sunday. Officials are worried about the amount of water that will be produced between the rain and large amounts of melting snow. In an effort to help prevent flooding, residents are encouraged to Read More…