Chances are you’re not moving too much at the moment – either you’re exhausted from the shopping sprint of Black Friday, or you’re still trying to digest your turkey coma from last night. Either way, take a moment to check up on some of the things you might have missed when you were enjoying Thanksgiving! The weekend is upon us, get caught up on the latest buzz.
Top Posts This Week:
Read the obituary for Vittorio Recupero or see how family, friends and neighbors have been leaving flowers, candles and remembrance notes in front of the Salem Street Tailor Shop as a memorial to Recupero. Vittorio was a tailor by trade in his beloved North End as well as an Instructor at the Tohoku Judo Club in Somerville. View Post Here
At 287 Hanover Street, the Santander Bank (formerly Sovereign) was held up on Thursday morning. View Post Here
Don’t miss this post about the North End “cycle track” proposal that was presented this past week to move the current bike lanes along Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue off the road and elevate them to be flush with the pedestrian sidewalks. The existing bike lanes will be removed and replaced with a 10-foot wide, 2-way colored pathway along the waterfront side of the street. Read more details and see the proposed plans, view post here.
Check out the audacity of this brazen male thief of medium build who made multiple attempts to steal goods from North End shops. On Saturday afternoon, November 23rd, a coat was taken off the back of a sidewalk mannequin at Ensemble on Salem Street. Wendy, the shop owner ran after him and took back the coat. Later in the evening around 7pm, the same apparent suspect took four dresses from the front rack of Sedurre on Prince Street. According to Robyn at the shop, he got away with those. She is advising fellow store owners not to leave goods near the entrances of their retail shops. View Post Here
Don’t miss these incredible photos by our very own, Matt Conti. The photos were taken of the Vince Vaughn movie in production, The Business Trip, which has been filming the last few days in the North End / Waterfront area of Boston. Powerful lights lit up the granite building at Commercial Wharf, Yacht Haven and the Waterboat Marina at Long Wharf. View the photos here
Be sure to get caught up on the latest with the Causeway Street Redesign project. Dozens of business owners, cycling advocates and residents gathered for the presentation of a cycle track design as part of the reconstruction of Causeway Street. Led by city officials, the meeting specifically pertained to the Bulfinch Triangle/West End neighborhood section of “Connect Historic Boston.” This is a $23 million program to link the city’s historic districts for access on foot and bike, partially funded by the Federal Highway Administration. The project aims to create a figure-8 loop that allows for a 4 mile continuous trail throughout Downtown Boston connecting mass transit hubs and increasing transportation choices in conjunction with Hubway bike rental stations. The beginning of construction is set to take place in the fall of 2014. View Post Here
Mayor Tom Menino and Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh helped flip the switch on Monday night turning on the thousands of blue lights to create Boston’s iconic holiday scene at Christopher Columbus Park. (See the video.) After leading a complete renovation of the park thirteen years ago, this will be Tom Menino’s last lighting as Boston Mayor. It was that renovation that spurred the creation of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. Today, FOCCP funds the lights among its many efforts throughout the year to benefit the park. FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines and Parks Commissioner Toni Pollak moderated the festivities with a holiday program headlined by NEMPAC students, saxophone extraordinaire, Scott Boni, Magic 106.7 and, of course, Santa! The Greenway Conservancy also opened up the carousel for complimentary rides that night. View Post Here