The Weekender: Liquor License Data, Bridge Questions, The Juicery and St. Joseph’s Day!

The first weekend of Spring? Yes, that is correct, yesterday March 2oth marked the first official day of Spring 2015, and in true Boston fashion, it was welcomed with a few inches of unwanted snow! 

Top Posts This Week:

Liquor License NeighborhoodsFiguring the “Bar Misery” of the North End Using New Liquor License Data

New liquor license data was recently released and was discussed at the last NEWRA meeting, talking about the density of liquor licenses in such a small neighborhood like the North End. Regardless of the amount of visitors that come to the neighborhood, there are 1.28 residents per liquor license seats. Read the post for statistical data, video of the meeting segment, and more information.

Hanover St. 1948, European Restaurant
Hanover St. 1948, European Restaurant

Life on the Corner: A Walk Down Hanover Street – Part II

Continuing on from Part I, this is a throwback favorite for North End residents who remember these days, but it also shines light on the history of the neighborhood. Although the buildings on Hanover Street in the late 1940’s have not changed much, the shops and restaurants certainly have, not to mention the cars and the cobblestone street, read part II.

Notable News: Rooftop Garden of Plenty, Urban Planning Letter, Space Saver Ban, Clean Up Efforts and Dog Licensing

When it comes to keeping up with local news, you could spend countless amounts of time scanning the internet and reading newspaper articles. Well, now there is the Notable News post which is a weekly collaboration of news articles from all different types of sources. Read the post.

Organic Fruits, Veggies and herbs at The Juicery (Photo by Conor Finley).
Organic Fruits, Veggies and herbs at The Juicery (Photo by Conor Finley).

The Juicery Squeezes Organic Juices, Smoothies Into the North End

With all the Italian restaurants in the neighborhood, not too many stores offer no meat and is completely vegetarian, and almost everything on the menu is gluten free and vegan. View the post for more on The Juicery, a new juice and smoothie shop focusing on fresh, organic juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and a variety of supplements.

Residents Question Design and Function of Proposed Charlestown Bridge

The existing North Washington Street Bridge was built in 1898, but a new design proposed a bridge more spacious and friendly for walkers, with features similar to the nearby Zakim Bridge. Known to locals as the Charlestown Bridge, the reconstruction aims to be more of a community connection between Charlestown and the North End / Downtown Boston. Read the article.

Zeppole at Mike's Pastry (Photo by Matt Conti).
Zeppole at Mike’s Pastry (Photo by Matt Conti).

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Celebrating Saint Joseph’s Day!

For the majority of Boston, St. Patrick’s Day rules in March, but for the Italian cultured neighborhood of the North End, the focus turns more to St. Joseph’s Day. On this day, many will attend church services while others will stop in the pastry shops for a famous Italian zeppole. View the post.

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