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The Weekender: Casino Poll, Bread + Butter Closes Shop, Monica’s Mercato Pizza & Freezing Sunrise

Every Saturday, the Weekender is here to recap the top stories of the week! Whether you visit the site everyday or not, taking some time to go through this post will make sure you are staying on top of the local buzz. 

Top Posts This Week:

Speak your opinion by casting your vote in this neighborhood poll about the Casino.
Speak your opinion by casting your vote in this neighborhood poll about the Casino.

Poll: What Do You Think About Boston’s Lawsuit to Block Wynn’s Casino License in Everett?

The city of Boston is taking legal action toward the State’s Gaming Commission, filing a lawsuit to block the Wynn Resorts casino license and its $1.75 billion development in Everett. Mayor Walsh speaks of the increased traffic to Charlestown’s Rutherford Avenue / Sullivan Square and claims that Boston has the right to hold a binding vote on the project. Cast your vote on the poll.

Life on the Corner: Clotheslines and Coal Oil

A visit to The Tenement Museum in NYC takes our North End columnist back to his roots living here in the middle of last century. The similarities to the North End were all around. The history told of a neighborhood where waves of immigrants washed through and the closeness of family and friends tied the urban neighborhood, read more.

Notable News: Less Plane Noise, City Landing Closing, Greenway Housing, Molasses Flood Inspiration, Rising Tide, Big Dig & More!

There is no easier way to keep up with local news from alternate sources than the Notable News post. Whether it is Boston.com, the Boston Globe, the Herald or any other news source, we find all relevant articles pertaining to the North End / Waterfront, and comprise them into one convenient post. View the post.

Bread + Butter has closed at the corner of Cross and Salem Streets, along the Freedom Trail (Photo: Adam Castiglioni)
Bread + Butter has closed at the corner of Cross and Salem Streets, along the Freedom Trail (Photo: Adam Castiglioni)

Bread + Butter Cafe Latest Shop to Close on North End’s Cross Street Along Greenway

Bread + Butter Cafe has closed up shop on Cross Street after nearly two years of operation in the neighborhood. This retail space has had a high turnover of tenants since its staple location of Martignetti Liquors. Now, a pastry chef from the South End’s ChocoLee Chocolates and restauranteur from the Speakeasy Group and Storyville are hopeful to bring their creations to the Greenway location, continue reading.

Residents Group Supports Take Out at Monica’s Mercato Pizza [Video]

Although the vote came down to the wire, the North End / Waterfront Resdients’ Association voted to support the new pizzeria at Monica’s Mercato. See video, and read more to see how the application to allow for take out was taken by residents.

Matt Conti managed to hold the camera steady in the blistering cold along Boston Harbor.
Matt Conti managed to hold the camera steady in the blistering cold along Boston Harbor.

Editor’s Pick:

Neighborhood Photo: Freezing Sunrise

As if the feeling when you stepped outside was not cold enough, the amount of social media posts and small-talk about the weather did not help warm things up. As if you needed another reminder, the weather was so cold that smoke was rising off of Boston Harbor. View neighborhood photo.

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