The Weekender: “Black Lives Matter” Vandalism, Drone Footage, Heroin Car Crash, Church Closings and More!

Recapping the “crucial” articles from around the neighborhood, the following is a list of the most popular posts over the past week! 

Top Posts This Week:

Photo by Stephen Passacantilli.
Vandalism in Christopher Columbus Park, photo by Stephen Passacantilli.

Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized with “Black Lives Matter”

The Christopher Columbus Statue was vandalized this past week with red paint being poured over the top and the words “Black Lives Matter” spray painted on the base of the statue. The Boston Parks Department was quick to clean the statue, view the post for more information.

Neighborhood Video: Amelia the Drone Tours the North End From the Sky

You may have seen great North End views from photos or first hand on a roof deck, but have you seen the North End from a view quite like this? View the post to watch video footage captured from a drone flying over the neighborhood.

Photo courtesy of Nate Crampton.
A drug impaired driver swerved and drove into a streetlight and sidewalk on Commercial Street. Photo courtesy of Nate Crampton.

North End Public Safety Meeting: Driver Crashes While Shooting Up Heroin, Road Rage Fight

Boston police were on hand at the latest North End public safety meeting. In addition to 5 arrests and 3 car break-ins, read the story about a male who was attempting to shoot up heroin while operating a vehicle, eventually losing control and crashing his car, read the article.

June 2015 North End / Waterfront Real Estate Sales

In the month of June, condos and apartments in the North End sold anywhere from $357,400 up to $1,825,000. Read the post for detailed information on the sales, including pricing and location.

Downtown View: Closing a Church and its Garden

This column speaks to the declining attendance of church goers in New England and the “dicey business” of closing churches due to the lack of popularity. With one particular instance, what was the significance of the garden to this closing church? Read the article for the story.

Editor’s Pick:

Photos by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography
Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography.

“Coach Dom” Remembered at 2015 NEAA All-Star Baseball Game [Photos]

Many “heavy hitters” came out for the North End Athletic Association’s annual All-Star game which was played in honor of the memory of long time NEAA Coach, Director and President Joseph “Coach Dom” Campochiaro.  View the post for photos, more on “Coach Dom” and the ceremony.

Happy 4th of July!