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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.

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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…

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Storm Surge Brings Record Flooding to Waterfront Areas [Photos]

Record flooding was seen Thursday afternoon in the North End and the downtown Boston waterfront as a 3 foot storm surge came in with a 12 foot high tide on the harbor. Flood waters reached the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a first in Boston, and the highest levels since the Blizzard of ’78. The Aquarium T Read More…

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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…

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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…

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It’s Going to be Close, Jose

The center of Hurricane Jose is forecast to pass east and offshore of the Eastern U.S. coast, including Boston, late Tuesday and Wednesday. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Massachusetts South Shore, Cape Cod and islands. Any increase in size or westward adjustments could bring tropical storm conditions further inland. Ocean swells and Read More…

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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…

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Snow Storm to Bring 6-8″ for Boston, Very High Winds Through Monday

National Weather Service – Boston has issued a storm warning for the Sunday night / Monday storm. Overall snowfall totals have been reduced to 6-8 inches, but high winds will be increasing toward daybreak and continue through Monday afternoon. Northwest wind gusts of 35 to 50 mph coupled with the wet snow on the trees Read More…

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Snow Moving in Tuesday Afternoon; 4-6 Inches in Boston

The US National Weather Service in Boston has issued Winter Weather Advisories as snow develops from west to east Tuesday afternoon with a period of heavy snow possible late afternoon and evening which will affect the evening commute. We are expecting a widespread 4 to 6 inches of snow Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. The snow is Read More…

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Snow Turning to Rain Saturday into Sunday as Temperatures Moderate

5am weather briefing from the National Weather Service – Boston: As to snow … Winter Weather Advisories continue through as late as 3 pm. This may be extended to as late as 1 am Sunday depending on how the threat of freezing rain / drizzle evolves during the afternoon into evening period (more on that Read More…