This week, we found links including the latest North End cannoli contest, updates on the Government Center Garage redevelopment and a restaurant on Hanover Street rising in the ranks. Whether you stop in at Goody Glover’s for a round or to help track down the yoga shoe thief, be sure to take a few minutes and catch up on the neighborhood buzz!
A Real Heel: People come out of North End yoga class to find their shoes stolen
Help track down the mad man who stole several pairs of shoes at North End Yoga a few days ago. The police were notified and there is now a comment feed for any who have information. Read more at Universal Hub
Happy Goody Glover Day, Boston; Celebrate With Drinks at Goody Glover’s Irish Pub
Check out these fun facts that you may not have known about Goody Glovers, the bar right here in our neighborhood: 325 years ago Goodwife Ann Glover was the last person in the history of The Hub to be tried and hanged for witchcraft. In 1988, three centuries after Glover was unreasonably sentenced to die, the Boston City Council proclaimed every November 16 since to be Goody Glover Day. And what better place to celebrate than at the North End bar of the same name, Goody Glover’s. Read more at BostInno
Vivien Li: Tribute to Mayor Thomas M. Menino
Be sure to read this heartfelt thank you to Mayor, Thomas Menino. This article explores a number of his accomplishments in Boston. Read more at The Boston Harbor Association
Boston’s North End Cannoli Faceoff. Head-to-Head Battle Mike’s Pastry vs. Modern Pastry
Check out the ruling on this classic North End battle between Mikes and Modern Pastry. This has been a battle in the streets of Boston’s North End for decades. Just walk down Hanover Street and do a random poll of people on the street and you will see how people are equally passionate about each of these bakeries. The Fork Files put them to the test and purchased one cannoli at Mike’s and one at Modern, sat at a picnic table on North Street to evaluate and taste. Read more at The Fork Files
10 Restaurants that are All the Rage in Boston Right Now
This list of the most trendy restaurants in all of Boston features the North End’s Whisk Restaurant. On Hanover Street, this spot has caught the eye of consumer’s from all over the City of Boston. Check out the complete list, there’s no shortage of delicious cuisine to be found around the Hub. With friends and family planning their Boston holiday vacays, now is the time to figure out where to wine and dine them. Read more at BostInno
Get rid of this downtown garage — and one more
This opinion piece explores and evaluates the negative effects that the Government Center Garage has bequeathed upon residents: Government Center Garage has darkened a key corner of downtown Boston for a generation. The 5-acre concrete behemoth spans Congress Street where Haymarket meets the West End. It severs the Bulfinch Triangle from Government Center, and keeps the North End at arm’s distance from Beacon Hill. The garage is an embarrassing throwback to a period in Boston’s history when city planners elevated architectural objects — government buildings, parking garages, empty plazas, or highways — over people. Soon, the garage will meet a well-deserved end. Read more at The Boston Globe
Government Center redevelopment approved
Have you been wondering whats going on with the Government Center Garage? Boston regulators approved a sweeping redevelopment of the Government Center Garage that will demolish one of the city’s most persistent eyesores to make way for a towering complex of offices, residences, and stores. The massive development will reunite the city’s downtown and West End neighborhoods and bring hundreds of residents, shoppers, and daily office workers to a desolate stretch of Congress Street near City Hall. The project calls for six new buildings, including a 528-foot office tower that would be a new beacon on the skyline. Read more at The Boston Globe
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