Here are some interesting news stories around the neighborhood that we found recently on other sites. We picked up the latest complaints about overnight work noise, a feel good story about a victim of the Marathon Bombings on the road to recovery and take a look at how you can support breast cancer research right here in the North End. Be sure to check out the Bruins game and most importantly the Red Sox as they take on the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series!
Citizen complaint of the day: A little notice of sleep-killing street work, please
A weary citizen filed a complaint at dawn about overnight work outside his or her window on Salem Street in the North End:
All night LOUD work site was quite disruptive to sleep for my young family. Wish there would have been some more communication for the neighborhood. All I knew was that the water was going to be shut off…would suggest that next project like this communicate that water will be shut off and there will be all night construction noise such as pipe cutting saws, front end loaders hauling gravel and dragging metal street covers, hammering and generators. Read more at Universal Hub
Politics & Development
Walsh, Connolly Both Want BRA Reform, But Differ On Development Priorities
Boston’s two mayoral candidates strove to prove their growth-friendly bona fides before an attentive audience of developers, architects and non-profit executives at an Urban Land Institute forum. Both Marty Walsh and John Connolly pledged to reform the BRA, said the city needed to do more to develop middle-class housing and professed a willingness to loosen zoning requirements to allow denser, taller developments.There were, however, some differences between the two, with Walsh placing more emphasis on business development and Connolly more focused on housing. Walsh decried the lack of start-up incubator space in the city in comparison to Cambridge and Somerville and cited the difficulties he faced in attempting to get an industrial park built in his district as areas he’d improve if elected. Read more at Banker & Tradesman
Business & Restaurants
Modern Pastry owners expand into neighbor restaurant
Looking for more room to bake their goods, owners of the North End’s Modern Pastry bought the Piccola Venezia restaurant on Oct. 10 to expand their pastry shop. John Picariello, the co-owner of Modern Pastry, said the store needs more space to serve its customers and they tried to buy the building next door two other times, but this is the first time the deal has worked out. Read more at The Daily Free Press
Life & Causes
Marathon Bombing Victim Roseann Sdoia’s Road To Recovery [Video]
These days, Roseann Sdoia has a new routine. Twice a week, the Boston Marathon bombing survivor attends Spaulding Rehabilitation Center for physical therapy. Sdoia lost her right leg in the second bomb explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. Greater Boston spoke with Sdoia in May, when she was beginning to learn to adjust to the challenges of the rehabilitation process. Greater Boston checked in with Sdoia again, six months after the explosions. Read more at WGBH News
Hotels, spas offer specials to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month – To show your support, go pink! Koukla Salon in the North End will be raising money along with the North End Waterfront Health & Beauty Alliance (NEWHBA) to help the fight against breast cancer. The salon is creating clip-on pink hair strands for customers and guests to purchase and show their support. Each strand is $15 or you can purchase 3 strands for $25. To make an appointment, visit the salon’s website or connect via Facebook. Read more at Boston.com
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