Patriot’s Day in Boston is one of the most celebrated holidays in the city. It is particularly big here in the North End, right where it all started! Plus, there is the opening of the Harborwalk under the Charlestown Bridge and around Lovejoy Wharf.
Top Posts This Week:
Mayor Walsh Keynotes Lantern Ceremony at Old North Church (Video: Part 1 of 2)
Mayor Marty Walsh was the keynote speaker for the 2015 Lantern Ceremony, the annual event that celebrates the night (now 240 years ago) when two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church. See the post for complete video coverage, and view part 2 for more, including the lighting of the lanterns!
Video: Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride & Old North “Two if by Sea” Lanterns
You read about it in history class growing up, but how many people get the opportunity to actually see it in person? On the eve of Patriot’s Day, hundreds lined the streets in the North End to see the reenactment of Paul Revere and William Dawes set off for their midnight ride to Lexington. View the post for video coverage and a photo gallery!
WBUR Contributor Calls Out North Square Posting As Anti-Semitic
Erika Fine, a WBUR contributor, is questioning a reference made in the longtime historical posting at the Sacred Heart Church in North Square about a reference to a non-Jewish group. Saying that the posting of, “where it all began…” is anti-semitic, highlighting several historical descriptions of Jews that settled in the North End. Read the post for more details from Ms. Fine!
Photos From Newly (Re)Opened Harborwalk Section Under Charlestown Bridge
After a long winter and many years of being blocked off, the section of the Harborwalk that goes under the Charlestown Bridge is back open! Just in time for the nice weather to come, take advantage of the beautiful views of the TD Garden, Zakim Bridge and more! View the post.
Notable News: Lovejoy Wharf Meets Waterfront, Olympic Billboards, Molasses Smells, Eataly in Boston?
In addition to keeping up with the top posts on the site, it is also important to read what other news sources are reporting on. This past week there were many notable news stories about development projects in the area, the possibility of Eataly coming to the Prudential, and many more! Read the post
Two North End Residents Appointed to Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Board of Directors
The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Board of Directors recieved two new volunteer members who are both long time North End residents. Kathryn Burton and Daniel Toscano were both appointed by local elected officials, and both will fill two vacant positions on the board, read the article.