The Weekender: First Procession, Fatal Crash on Commercial, BRA Waterfront Guidelines, Children’s Center Closing and More!

Using analytics, we draw the top posts from this past week, letting the statistics speak for themselves and following what you, the residents want to read!

Top Posts This Week:

High Speed Car Rollover on Commercial Street Leaves Two Dead, One Injured

In the early morning hours this past Friday, two people were killed in a car crash on Commercial Street including Penn State lacrosse star and Wellesley High graduate, John Connor Darcey. Their BMW convertible rolled over, throwing the three occupants out of the car leaving two of them dead. The third victim was taken to Mass. General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, view the post for more details on the incident.

Photo by Matt Conti.
Photo by Matt Conti.

Santa Maria di Anzano Procession Kicks Off North End Feast Season [Photo Gallery]

The kickoff of the North End Feast season was started last Sunday with the Santa Maria di Anzano procession. Parading through the North End streets, with marching bands and cheer, view the post for photo coverage by Matt Conti.

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BRA Proposes New Guidelines For Waterfront Development

It has been a huge topic of discussion with the massive amount of development on the Boston Waterfront. As a result, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) release new guidelines for three development proposals, including the Harbor Garage property, the Hook Lobster site and the Marriott Long Wharf expansion. Read the article for the guidelines, or “restrictions” on these major development plans.

Design renderings of the new retail pavilion that would replace the flower kiosk next to Quincy Market. Courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects, The Boston Globe.
Design renderings of the new retail pavilion that would replace the flower kiosk next to Quincy Market. Courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects, The Boston Globe.

Notable News: Faneuil Hall Backlash, Teachers Learn Tourniquets, Vermont Food In BPM, Scopa Licensing and More!

This weekly post is becoming the “go-to” place for locals to read all relevant articles that pertain to the North End / Waterfront. Plans for Faneuil Hall were taken with resistance, St. John’s School teachers learn tourniquet training and there are many more notable articles. Read the post for the complete lineup!

Boston Public Market Announces Second Round of Vendors

The highly anticipated Boston Public Market, set to open in mid-July, announced twelve additional vendors that will be selling locally-produced goods. The 28,000-square-foot Market will house small businesses and companies from all over Massachusetts and throughout New England. View the article for details on the plan and more information.

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North End Children’s Center to Close in September

North End Children’s Center (NECC) will be closing at the end of the summer after consistent declining preschool enrollment. Providing childcare services in the neighborhood since 1826, the NECC has been part of North End Waterfront Health (NEW Health) since 1999 and will continue to serve until September. View the post to read more on the closing.