The Weekender: LED’d Echelman Sculpture, Pool Registration, Olympic Planning, NECN’s “Making the Grade”

The weekender is the time to reflect on the top posts from the week. The Monday through Friday grind can be hectic, leaving many people with limited time to keep up with the local buzz. No need to worry, the weekender has you covered!

Top Posts This Week:

Photo by Matt Conti
Photo by Matt Conti

Night Scenes of the Echelman Sculpture, “As If It Were Already Here”

The Janet Echelman sculpture has been turning heads since it was hung above the Greenway just a few weeks ago. The scultpure named “As If It Were Already Here” is pictured at night by Matt Conti, capturing how the LED lighting brings the sculpture to life. View the post.

Notable News: Cycling Studio, $92 Million Sale, Street Performer Fees, Greenway Landscaping and More!

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 article to catch up on all the buzz surrounding the North End, from sources outside of the neighborhood.

Downtown View: Old, White and Rich? 

Residents are well aware that the condo buildings shooting up around the neighborhood are multi-million dollar projects.  The new expensive housing is adding even more value to the already-pricey neighborhoods in downtown Boston. Read the article that begs the question, “Do you really want to live with only mostly old, mostly white, but always rich people?”

Boston Olympics Director Updates Community on Planning for 2024 Bid

John Fitzgerald from the Boston Redevelopment Authority went to the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council meeting to discuss Mayor Walsh’s approach to the Olympic bid and how it could impact overall city planning and infrastructure.  View the post for video coverage and more!

North End's Mirabella Pool on Boston Harbor (NEWF Photo)
North End’s Mirabella Pool on Boston Harbor (NEWF Photo)

Mirabella Pool Registration Opens May 13th (Pool Opens June 20th)

Summer is right around the corner and it is time for Mirabella Pool open up for the hot weather! The “early bird” pre-registration period is currently open and runs through June 19th. During this period, the price is reduced to $10, the pool will open on June 20th. Read the post.

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St. John School Featured on NECN’s “Making the Grade”

NECN recently stopped at the St. John School in the North End to film “Making the Grade,” a series that takes a look at education-related news across New England. In this segment, they profiled the St. John School’s Immersive Education (iED) program, view the coverage for more information on the program.