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Neighborhood Photo of the Day:

The Saint Leonard Church Nativity Scene is on full display in the Peace Garden on Hanover Street. It was built by North End resident Michael Bonetti and his son, Michael.

Nativity Scene at Saint Leonard Church built by Michael Bonetti and Son – December 2012 – Photo by Matt Conti

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What’s Going On in the North End / Waterfront

Friday, December 7th is the anniversary of the 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. At 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm, there will be a Pearl Harbor Survivors and Friends Memorial Service at the Charlestown Navy Yard, USS Cassin Young, Pier 1, hosted by the Boston National Historical Park. The USS Cassin Young is a WWII destroyer named for the U.S. Navy Commander who was awarded the medal of honor for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

At 6:00 pm, join the North End Beautification Committee (and a jolly old man) at Cross and Hanover Streets for the official lighting of the Christmas tree at the gateway to the North End. There will be hot chocolate and cookies. All are welcome. See the poster.

On Friday night, 7pm – 11pm, they come from far and wide for the annual North End Buon Natale Holiday Shopping Stroll, from 7pm to 11pm. See the flyer.

Find out the details on these and upcoming events and meetings in the Events Calendar.

What’s new on the blog

Italian Arias were a big hit at this week’s Christmas Concert. Enjoy the video.

What people are talking about

The Cleveland Place stabbing is the most clicked on article currently.  The victim is still in the hospital.

Remembering …

Community Leader Phyllis Rugnetta who passed away this year.

Notable News Found Elsewhere

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Hot Tomatoes has closed (again) at 227 Hanover Street. See the post. 


Have you made your year-end donations yet? Consider the North End Music and Performing Arts Center during their current appeal.

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