The Weekender: Molasses Flood Memorial, Lewis Wharf Developments, Tia’s Roof Deck & More!

Just a few minutes of skimming through the Weekender will keep you in the loop of local stories and news around the North End / Waterfront.  We put together the most popular posts on, allowing you to catch up on the top stories from around the neighborhood. 

Top Posts This Week:

Lewis Wharf Developer Plans for Hotel Development
Lewis Wharf Developer Plans for Hotel Development

Lewis Wharf Developer to “Reassess” Plans for Hotel Development After Community Protests [Video]

The new development plans being proposed for Lewis Wharf were not taken lightly by local residents at the latest Neighborhood Council meeting. The proposal includes two buildings extending beyond the sides of the existing Lewis Wharf granite building. Read Post for details and video.

Life on the Corner: Mangia Mangia

In a throwback photo to 1934, shop owner Luigi Silvestri stands in his grocery store on Hanover Street. The name of the store was Boston I Store, with the I standing for Italian. Nicholas Dello Russo reflects on growing up in the North End after World War II when North Enders relied on local food shops. View Post 

Tia’s Long Wharf Turns Its Back on North End / Waterfront Neighborhood, Council Says

Under new ownership, Tia’s Long Wharf LLC went before the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council to present their expansion plans of adding a second floor, bar and entertainment complex with a roof deck that features a retractable roof for use year-round. For several reasons, the proposal was not received with open arms from the Council, continue reading.

Molasses Flood ConceptGreat Molasses Flood Memorial Could Cover Parcel 6 Ramps on Greenway

As the state plans to cover up the ramps along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a civil engineer and North End resident proposed a plan to put a Great Molasses Flood Memorial over Parcel 6. As the 100 year anniversary of the flood approaches, officials said they had reviewed the proposal and found it “interesting.” View Post

Construction at 124 Salem Street, Former Pasta e Pomodoro

The empty restaurant space on Salem Street that used to be Pasta e Pomodoro is currently under construction for a 2,000 square foot of commercial space. According to the letter, the renovations are expected to take 10-12 months to complete.  View Post

Editor’s Pick:

Rev. Steve blesses a dog on the Prado (NEWF Photo)
Rev. Steve blesses a dog on the Prado (NEWF Photo)

Blessing of the Animals in Boston’s North End [Photos]

Pets flocked to the Paul Revere Mall last Sunday for the annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony by Rev. Steve Ayers and Rev. Ellie Terry of the Old North Church. The event was organized by RUFF with homemade treats for both the people and dogs, continue reading.