The Weekender: Natural Gas Leaks, Dog Park Opens, Record Crowd at TONE, Echelman Sculpture Excitement

With May officially here, the spring blossom has brought numerous additions to the neighborhood, just in time for summer. With the addition of the new dog park in the North End, swinging benches set to be installed soon on the Greenway and the Echelman Sculpture rising up! Take a look at some other things happening around the neighborhood:

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A rendering of the Echelman Sculpture.
A rendering of the Echelman Sculpture.

Echelman Sculpture to Rise Sunday Over Greenway; Street Closures

Easily one of the most unique additions to the Greenway, the Janet Echelman Sculpture, will be rising up in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 3rd. Being supported by three surrounding buildings, the LED lit sculpture will hang 365 feet over the Greenway parks. View the details for the assembly on Sunday and read 10 facts about the sculpture.

Notable News: Skatepark Coming, 175 Condos at Lovejoy Wharf, Mike’s Cannoli Rankings, Grocery Store in Downtown

Besides on, one of the best ways to keep up with things going on around the neighborhood is to read the notable news post that is published every week. Read the post for all different types of news stories from all types of sources.

Natural Gas Readings Shows Multiple Methane Leaks

Many of you may know about the extensive repair and upgrade work being done to underground gas pipes in the North End. After viewing the amount of leaks in the neighborhood, you may be more sympathetic to the loud jackhammering that takes place in the early morning hours. View the post.

Record crowd gathers at Steriti Rink (sans ice) for 2015 Taste of the North End (Photo by Matt Conti)
Record crowd gathers at Steriti Rink for the 2015 Taste of the North End (Photo by Matt Conti)

“Taste of the North End” Draws Record Crowd to Support Local Charities

The annual charity event “Taste of the North End” has been held every year since 1993, but no crowd has ever been as large as the 2015 event that drew in loads of supporters and 40 North End restaurants and vendors. View the post on the event that is expected to produce over $100,000 for local non-profit organizations in the North End.

Police Blotter: Smoking in an Apartment Leads to Assault & Battery, Complete A-1 Report

Being such a tight knit community, we know that keeping residents in the loop with local crime in the neighborhood is important to those who live in the North End. Police responded to the scene of a disagreement about smoking inside of an apartment. View the post for more details on the incident and the complete A-1 report from Boston Police.

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A view of the lower flight, the section of the dog park designated for "larger dogs" at the grand opening (Photo by Conor Finley).
A view of the lower flight, the section of the dog park designated for “larger dogs” at the grand opening (Photo by Conor Finley).

Dogs “Flea” the Streets, Head for New DeFilippo Dog Park

Neighborhood residents saw the upper “flights” in the Gassy regularly being misused as a spot for drug use and drinking. Not anymore, as of May 1st, 2015, the upper “flights” were officially opened as the pilot dog park that aims to provide a permanent dog park for neighborhood pets. Read the article for more on the formation, the preparation, and long process of making this vision come to fruition.