Photo courtesy of Sara Brown for Boston.com
Photo by Sara Brown; See gallery on Boston.com

Holiday weekends are a time for people to appreciate and celebrate the things we have. Memorial Day weekend is unlike any other, not just the unofficial start of summer but also when we reflect on the sacrifices of our armed forces and their families!

Top Posts This Week:

Life on the Corner: Hey, Wall-Yo’

In this segment of the popular series “Life on the Corner,” Nicholas Dello Russo speaks about the days before health insurance and hip transplants, where many elderly women in the North End rarely left their apartments. Read the post for a local throwback to times in the neighborhood where “Hey, Wall-Yo’” was the expression in the North End.

Photo courtesy of Boston Eater
Photo courtesy of Boston Eater

Notable News: Memorial Discrepancy, Crudo, Converse HQ, AirBnb Hearing, Biker Noise, Street Performers & Best Restaurant?

One weekly post at a time, we scan through all types of news outlets and put everything related to the North End / Waterfront into one notable news post, keeping the neighborhood informed! Read the post for stories on Airbnb, regulations on street performers in Faneuil Hall, Crudo opening on Salem Street, and more!

Pizzeria Regina Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy; No Impact on North End Location

With lines consistently down Thacher Street, it may be hard to believe for people living in the North End, could it be possible that Pizzeria Regina has filed for bankruptcy? It certainly did not close the doors in the North End, but several locations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire will be, read the article for more!

NEWNC candidates gather on the day of the election. (L-R) Ralph Verrocchi, Carmine Guarino, Sean Hennessy, Maria Lanza, Jorge Mendoza, Philip Frattaroli, David Marx, Alessandra Susi (not pictured, Luigi Natale)
NEWNC candidates gather on the day of the election. (L-R) Ralph Verrocchi, Carmine Guarino, Sean Hennessy, Maria Lanza, Jorge Mendoza, Philip Frattaroli, David Marx, Alessandra Susi (not pictured, Luigi Natale) photo by Matt Conti.

Council Declares Sean Hennessey Winner Over Luigi Natale for Final Seat

It was one of the tightest elections in the history of NEWNC. Sean Hennessey and Luigi Natale were neck and neck with a few ballots in question. A final ruling and vote count propelled Hennessey to grab the final seat, view the article and be sure to read the official statement from NEWNC.

Boston Public Market to Open in Mid-July [NEWRA Video]

It has been a long time coming, yet the public market is just months away from opening! It expects to be a staple for downtown residents, who do not have many local options for grocery shopping. View the post for the update at the latest NEWRA meeting!

Editor’s Pick:

Neighborhood Maps for Homeownership, Income and Rent Burden

The city is evolving in ways that is unprecedented in Boston, with the real estate market booming, prices and properties climbing with incredible rates. This map measures economic metrics and breaks it down by each specific neighborhood helping to monitor all the changes. View the article for a look at the map!

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