Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: New Trees at Cross St. Plaza

New trees were planted by MassDOT earlier this week at Cross St. Plaza in Boston’s North End. The replacement of trees continues from farther down Cross. St., where new trees were planted between Fulton and North Streets in June. Photo courtesy of Adam Castiglioni. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on See past neighborhood photo Read More…

Health & Environment

Government Center Tree Removal Hearing August 6

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, August 6, at 1:30 p.m. on a request to remove eight public shade trees at 15 – 55 Sudbury Street near the Government Center Garage. The request is for the removal of two London plane trees measuring 11 and 12 inches Read More…

Health & Environment Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: New Trees Line the Greenway & Surface Road

After years of waiting, several areas along the Surface Road and Rose Kennedy Greenway have new trees! Adam Castiglioni shares these photos of trees planted near the Boston Public Market, next to the Greenway gardens, and near Quincy Market. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Send in your photos via email to or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Read More…

Community Featured Photos & Videos

Years in Waiting, New Trees Planted on Cross Street

For at least 7 years, the stretch of Cross Street between Fulton and North Streets has been literally a dead zone with dead trees. This week, new trees were finally planted, spotted by David Goggins. The previous trees were removed over a year ago, and residents have been asking when they might be replanted. At Read More…

Health & Environment

150 Year Old Elm Tree Toppled at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Friday’s massive coastal storm not only flooded Boston’s waterfront, but the high winds took a toll on neighborhood trees. Most notably, this 150 year-old Elm tree was toppled at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Thanks to Thomas Schiavoni and Paul Foster for sharing these pictures.

Health & Environment Photos & Videos

Storm Photo: Uprooted Tree at Columbus Park

Quite the storm on Sunday night into early Monday morning. This tree was uprooted at Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue. Submitted by David Goggins. More storm scenes at Universal Hub. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Submit your interesting photos using our Submit a Post form or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include Read More…


Downtown View: Autumn Requires Poetry

New Englanders have a complicated relationship with autumn. We brag about it and invite outsiders to enjoy it with us. After all, who wouldn’t like those maples and oaks turning orange, crimson and yellow? Trees turn color in Illinois and Iowa too, but because those places have few hills, you can’t see them in big Read More…


Truckload of Trees Arrives in North End

A trailer full of trees showed up in the North End on Thursday, responding to resident requests including those made as part of a tree inventory compiled by the Parks and Open Spaces Committee of North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). NEWRA’s committee recently met with City Councilor Sal LaMattina who worked with the Parks Department Read More…

Police & Fire

Street Cleaning Saves Cars as Tree Branch Falls from Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

In Tuesday afternoon’s sun shower, one of the trees at the Copp’s Hill Burying Ground snapped and fell onto Snow Hill Street. “The large branch also took out the fence too,” says Jennifer McGivern who shares this photo of the scene. Car owners that usually park on the street can count their blessings. “Luckily it Read More…