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The Weekender: Space Saver Resolution, Snow Needles, Old Time Hanover St., Scopa Restaurant, AirBnb and Olympics Bills

Ahhh – another week in the books! Whether you are a weekend warrior, or you spend Saturday and Sunday resting up, everybody can manage to find a few minutes to keep up with the top local news stories from this past week, and The Weekender just makes it a little easier!

Top Posts This Week:

Folding chair and cone space saver on Endicott Street (NEWF photo)
Folding chair and cone space saver on Endicott Street (NEWF photo)

North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association Votes to Ban Parking Space Savers

A resolution to ban winter parking space savers was presented by the Alliance of Downtown Civic Organizations at the past NEWRA meeting. After the “uncivil behavior” we have seen in the neighborhood, with a 25-7 vote, NEWRA signed on to the list of neighborhood groups supporting the ban. View video and read more.

Neighborhood Photo: Careful as the Snow Melts

When it comes to the snow, you may have thought that at this point there is nothing you have not seen or heard. Yet this disturbing photo was shared from a concerned resident who happened to notice hypothermic needles in a melting snow bank. View post and read Dirty Needle Safety Tips.

Hanover Street looking from Blackstone to Cross Street in the late 1940’s (Boston City Archives)
Hanover Street looking from Blackstone to Cross Street in the late 1940’s (Boston City Archives)

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

When most think of the North End neighborhood, you would expect them to think restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries, right? Well, this was not always the case, most North End shops used to be geared towards serving Italian Americans and neighborhood residents. Read article to see how the businesses adjusted over time to come to what we think of the North End today.

“Scopa” Receives Neighborhood Council Support for New Restaurant on Hanover Street [Video]

A new beer and wine license was approved by an 8-0 vote of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council. “Scopa” is being opened by Gennaro Riccio, in the space formerly occupied by Pomodoro Restaurant who is relocating to their new location at 204 Hanover Street. Riccio is a standing member of NEWNC and excused himself from the vote, view post for video coverage and more information.

Parking meter revenue also suffered through the snow, photo by Getty Images, courtesy of The Boston Globe.
Parking meter revenue also suffered through the snow, photo by Getty Images, courtesy of The Boston Globe.

Notable News: Devastating Icicles, Lyft Billboard, Kevin Chapman, Steriti Rink is Awesome

We all have hectic weeks, between the everyday chores, work, commuting or whatever it may be, the Monday – Friday grind is always a time consuming ordeal. Many do not always have time to read the paper, scan the online news outlets, or read every post they see being shared on social media. Read post to solve this dilemma and catch up on all the news articles and posts from this past week.

Editor’s Picks:

Rep. Michlewitz Talks AirBnb and Olympics Legislation [Video]

Talking about issues directly related to the North End, and touching upon a greater ordeal across Boston and the Commonwealth. Listen to State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz speak on potential regulations with services like Airbnb and his proposed bill to bring transparency with the finances of the Olympics. View post.

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