The Weekender: “Flight of the Angel”, Housing Project Approved, Sidewalk Work and More!

Recapping the top posts from around the neighborhood, the following is a list of posts over the last week that got the most traffic!

Top Posts of the Week:

Media courtesy of Matt Conti.
Media courtesy of Matt Conti.

Flight of the Angel Video – 2015 Fisherman’s Feast

It is one of the most notorious ceremonies of any feast in the North End, the famous flight of the angel during the North End’s Fisherman’s Feast. View video of the angel flying to the Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca, right before confetti rains on the scene ensuing in a crowd celebration!

Affordable Housing and Hotel Project Approved Near North Station

A 239 affordable housing unit and hotel development near North Station was approved by the board of the Boston Redevelopment Authority. In addition to the rental units, the project will also consist of a 220 room hotel, associated 220-space parking garage and ground floor retail space, read the article for more.

Photo Gallery: Flight of the Angel and Procession at 2015 Fisherman’s Feast

View photos taken from the Grand Procession of the Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca at the 105th Fisherman’s Feast. The moments during the “Flight of the Angel” were captured by Matt Conti, view the photo gallery for complete coverage.

Notable News: LaMattina and Busing, Old-School Restaurants, St. Anthony’s Destination, Fact Sheet and More!

Keeping up with the latest articles written about the North End, read about the impact of inner-city busing on City Councilor Sal LaMattina when he was a teenager, a North End fact sheet, St. Anthony’s Feast being a top destination and more!  View the post for the complete list of articles.

The commercial space is planned to be converted into a residential unit (Courtesy of Google Maps).
The commercial space is planned to be converted into a residential unit (Courtesy of Google Maps).

Residents’ Association “Not Opposed” to Residential Conversion of Former Butcher Shop

The former butcher shop located at the corner of Fleet and Moon Streets is soon to be renovated from commercial space into a residential unit that will occupy both the ground floor and basement, making a single apartment two-floor duplex.  Read the post for more details and the vote from NEWRA to “not oppose” the zoning change proposal.

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Sidewalk and Ramp Work Continues Along Freedom Trail Streets

Fair warning to Hull Street residents,  sidewalk improvements and the installation of ADA compliant ramps will be put in along the Freedom Trail. Continuing as part of the project that will put approximately 1,400 feet of new walking surface throughout the historic trail, view the post for more on the work planned for the Public Works Department.