The Weekender: Lewis Wharf Plan, Rina’s Pizzeria Preview, Preserve Boston’s Waterfront and More!

It will only take a few minutes to catch up on the top posts from this past week!

Top Posts This Week:

Lewis Wharf Project Rendering from Atlantic Ave. (JWCP/Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects)
Lewis Wharf Project Rendering from Atlantic Ave. (JWCP/Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects)

Lewis Wharf Developer Launches Plan for Hotel, Sailing Center & Waterfront Park

Lewis Wharf on Boston’s North End waterfront is the site of the latest development proposal, a new 300-room hotel project that would include a new public marina, an underground 380-space garage with room for the added hotel-related vehicles. View the post for more information on the plan for two 5-story buildings built over the watersheet on Boston Harbor.

Obituary: Francesco “Frank” Angiulo of Boston’s North End

Many remember a different North End neighborhood when “Frank” Angiulo was around. Frank was a proud Veteran of WWII and served as a Naval Merchant Marine, he could be found usually with his brothers on Prince Street.  View the post for more on the late Angiulo.

Josh Reynolds for the Boston Globe.
Josh Reynolds for the Boston Globe.

Notable News: DePasquale’s New Restaurants, North End Angel, Angiulo Death Ends Mob Era, Nick Offerman 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. This week covers a wide range of topics, inlcuding restaurant moves from Frank DePasquale, the angel of the Fisherman’s Feast, and Nick Offerman paying a visit. Read the post for the complete list of articles.

Development Map
Development Map

Preserve Boston’s Waterfront Seeks Signatures on Petition

A new neighborhood group is organizing a movement to ensure that the new development in the area is “compatible and in proportion with existing neighborhood architecture.” Consisting of North End & Waterfront residents and property owners, the objective is to have the City of Boston develop responsible North End Waterfront planning and zoning. Read the article for more goals of the group.

Life on the Corner: St. Michael’s Cemetery [Part I]

This popular column is about the impact of St. Michael’s Cemetary, and when many Italians traveled to America, they were desperately poor and led an agrarian life, the voyage was unbearable. Many poor Southern Italians viewed death as a certain reality, and almost all North Enders originated from the towns surrounding Avellino and Sicily. Read the article for the meaning that St. Michael’s Cemetery has on Italian heritage.

The pizza oven and counter at Rina's, Photo by Matt Conti.
The pizza oven and counter at Rina’s, Photo by Matt Conti.

Editor’s Pick:

Take a Look Inside Nick Varano’s New “Rina’s Pizzeria & Cafe”

Nick Varano’s new venture “Rina’s Pizzeria & Cafe” has been under construction for quite some time now and is ready for the Grand opening this week. Named after Varano’s daughter Rina, the Hanover Street shop features a wood-fired brick pizza oven, view the post for more information and photo coverage by Matt Conti.