Hectic weeks can pull you out of your daily routine, which is exactly why we recap the top posts from around the neighborhood, making sure you did not miss a beat!

Top Posts of the Week:

The disputed area in the “Long War of Long Wharf” will remain an open space “park”. (Photo by Matt Conti)
The disputed area in the “Long War of Long Wharf” will remain an open space “park”. (Photo by Matt Conti)

BRA Loses “Long War of Long Wharf”; Area to Remain Open Space, No Restaurant

The movement against privatization of the Long Wharf area has been going on since 2008, when the BRA planned to establish an enclosed 220-seat, 4,655 square-foot restaurant/bar with outdoor tables at the end of Long Wharf. A group of residents fought to keep the Long Wharf an open space public parkland. Read the post for more on the ruling from the federal court judge.

Notable News: Most Visited Attractions, Airbnb Concerns, Cannoli Evolution, Harbor Planning

Keeping up with the latest articles written about the North End, read about the steps being taken to make sure people are not “taking advantage” of the Airbnb situation in Boston. Also read articles about Cannoli’s and the Boston Harbor, view the post for the complete list of articles.

New Cross Street Benches Installed by Beautification Committee

After adding new planter and cleaning out the tree beds on Cross street, the North End Beautification Committee also purchased and installed four new benches on Cross Street for the corners of Hanover and Salem Streets.  Read the article for more on the on the work done by the beautification committee.

Courtesy of the City Archives, recently found by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.
Courtesy of the City Archives, recently found by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

Photos: Early 1970’s DeFilippo Park “The Gassy”

Take a look at a few rare images of the Gassy from the early 1970’s, showing the paved park complete with a playground and door under the flights.  View the post for more details about the park, like the psychedelic mural and swastika graffiti.

Obituary: Salvatore “Chickie” Trovato of Boston’s North End

At the age of 76, Salvatore “Chickie” Trovato passed away, he was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award as a member of the Madonna del Soccorso Society and was also a member of Local 22 for over 50 years. Continue reading more on the late North Ender.

Take a look from this years opening ceremony! Media coverage by Matt Conti!
Take a look from at this years opening ceremony! Media coverage by Matt Conti!

Editor’s Pick:

96th Saint Anthony’s Feast on August 28, 29 & 30, 2015

If you have not seen, heard, or smelt anything from the St. Anthony’s feast, be sure to walk over to Endicott Street for the “feast of all feasts.” The feast lasts all weekend, view the schedule and get ready for the grand procession!=

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