The Weekender: Boyle Honored, Police Report, Santa Lands for Christmas Parade, Greenway Lease Renewal

The winter weather tends to keep people cozied up indoors on the weekends. Whether you are watching sports or cooking an afternoon meal, weekends are a time to unwind, kick up your feet and relax.  No matter what you are up to, take a minute to catch up on the top stories of the week!

Top Posts This Week:

Santa comes out of his helicopter (Photo by Matt Conti)
Santa comes out of his helicopter (Photo by Matt Conti)

Helicopter Santa and 44th Annual North End Christmas Parade [Photos]

Nothing says “tis’ the season” in the North End like the annual Christmas parade to spread holiday cheer around the neighborhood. Santa went high tech, landing in style via helicopter. Matt Conti was on hand with full photo coverage, view the post.

Teddy Boyle and Dom Campochiaro Honored at North End Christmas Fund Luncheon

Frederick “Teddy” Boyle and Dom Campochiaro were honored at the 2014 North End Christmas Fund Luncheon, held at Filippo’s Ristorante. The annual charity event raises thousands of dollars enabling the group to send out hundreds of checks to North End seniors and families in need during this Christmas season. View the post.

Police Blotter: Fight on Hanover Street Leads to Assault & Battery with a Deadly Weapon

In addition to the complete report from Boston Police, two male suspects were arrested after a fight inside a Hanover Street establishment. The suspects were charged with Assault & Battery with a Deadly Weapon (shod foot) and Malicious of Destruction of property. View complete report.

Notable News: Harbor Garage Truce?, Modern Underground, Faneuil Hall Hearing

There is no better way to keep up with local news from alternate sources than this! We find all worthwhile articles that relate to the North End / Waterfront, no matter what the source may be. View the post.

North End Fish Market Good Neighbor
North End Fish Market Good Neighbor

North End Fish Market Wins Good Neighbor Recognition Award

The North End Fish Market received the Good Neighbor Recognition Award for December 2014, presented by Recognition Committee Chair Janet Gilardi of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). This award is given to local businesses, organizations and property owners that consistently keep the areas around their property clean of trash and debris. View the post.

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Greenway Conservancy Receives Two-Year Park Lease Renewal From State [Video]

The Rose Kennedy Greenway was on hand at the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association meeting to give an update on their two year renewal granted by the State. Although the new lease will continue level funded, the Conservancy is taking on 13 new strips of land totaling 1.3 acres on the periphery of the main parks. View the post for more information.