The Weekender: Mystery Photo, Rachel Revere Park, Boston Garden Project, Councilors On Lewis Wharf

Looking back on the top posts of the week, take a minute to recap the weekly roundup of North End / Waterfront news!

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Photo courtesy of Becca Griffin.

Circus Elephants Brunch on Hanover Street [Photos]

It has become a favorite event for locals, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey take a few elephants for a stroll to the North End for brunch. Indulging on fresh North End bread with watermelon and vegetables, take a look at three elephants showing down on Hanover Street, view the post.

Three of Four At-Large Councilors Oppose Lewis Wharf Hotel Project

In addition to Councilor Sal LaMattina, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Anthony Petruccelli expressing their opposition to the Lewis Wharf Hotel proposal, three of the four At-Large City Councilors wrote letters of opposition to the BRA. Read the post for more information and each opposition letter.

Protesters Demonstrate to Abolish Columbus Day at Parade

The bi-annual North End Columbus Day Parade was attended by family, friends, volunteers, and protestors. The group made their way to Hanover Street holding signs and chanting in opposition of the holiday. Although police did not have to intervene, view the article for more on the parade protestors.

George Scigliano Funeral, 1906
A photo of George Scigliano’s funeral procession.

Life on the Corner: Solving a North End Mystery

After further review about a photo from a previous post, the street in the photo appears to be where Congress Street meets Hanover Street, near the area that we know of today as City Hall Plaza. Read the article and enjoy more historic photos.

Two Final Design Concepts Purposed for Rachel Revere Park: Which One Do You Like Better? [Poll]

Two final design concepts for the redesign of Rachel Revere Park were presented at the third and final project meeting. Of the final two designs, there was no clear cut favorite for how the space should be designed, view the post to take the poll and read more information.

Boston Garden Project Rendering
Boston Garden Project Rendering

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Design Commission Sends Boston Garden Project Back to Drawing Board

Although the North Station project received approvals from the Boston Redevelopment Authority to move forward with Phase 1, The Boston Civic Design Commission rejected the plan for their public entrance and are hoping to see more of a “open high-ceilinged public space.” Read the article for additional details on the meeting and the project.