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The Weekender: New Year’s Eve Festivities, North End Resident on “The Taste,” Pomodoro “Pops Up” on Hanover Street

The holiday season is behind us and 2015 is here to stay. Start the new year off right by being on top of articles from around the neighborhood. With this weekly post, it only takes a minute or two to catch up on the top stories of the week!

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A barge sets off fireworks over Boston Harbor for New Year's 2015 as crowds watch from the waterfront (Photo by Matt Conti)
A barge sets off fireworks over Boston Harbor for New Year’s 2015 as crowds watch from the waterfront (Photo by Matt Conti)

Photos: New Year’s 2015 in the North End Waterfront

With the events and activities of First Night Boston, ice sculptures, and fireworks, New Year’s Eve was firing on all cylinders in Boston. Ace photographer Matt Conti was around the neighborhood capturing all the action, view the post.

North End Resident, Jen Royle, Competes on ABC’s “The Taste”

On New Years Day, Jen Royle, a Boston Herald sports reporter and North End resident appeared on ABC’s cooking show, “The Taste.” Royle is also the author of a cookbook called, “Bullied Into Cooking,” a charitable book that raised funds for an anti-bullying campaign for the Boston Public School System. Continue reading.

Jigsaw Picture Puzzle: Holiday Rush on Hanover Street

The custom made jigsaw puzzles are one of the most interactive and popular things on the site these days. Take a shot as filling in this photo of a crowded Hanover Street during the holiday season, solve the puzzle.

Signs on the former Pomodoro at 319 Hanover Street point to the "pop up" restaurant at Volle Nolle (351 Hanover Street) Photo by Adam Castiglioni
Signs on the former Pomodoro at 319 Hanover Street point to the “pop up” restaurant at Volle Nolle (351 Hanover Street) Photo by Adam Castiglioni

Pomodoro Restaurant “Pops Up” at Volle Nolle Before Move to 204 Hanover Street

While the new space is getting ready at 204 Hanover Street, for the meantime Pomodoro is operating in the Volle Nolle space at 351 Hanover Street. Working as a “pop up” restaurant for now, the location at 204 Hanover Street is proposed to have 39 seats, including an 8 seat outside patio that is recessed within the owner’s property line. Read the article.

North End / Waterfront Real Estate: Average Price Per Foot for Sales in 2014

Broken down by different buildings and streets in both the North End and Waterfront, read the average price per square foot for 2014 real estate sales.  See the story.

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Apparent vandalism in Christopher Columbus Park (Image courtesy of FOCCP.)

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Vandals Knock Down Granite Bollard at Christopher Columbus Park

One of the bollards at the statue of Christopher Columbus was knocked down last weekend, in what appears to be vandalism. The bollard was put upright with police tape to surround the statue through the New Year’s festivities as Friends of Christopher Columbus Park reported the vandalism to City Hall and oversaw a temporary repair, view the post.

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