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Notable News: Old North Chandelier, Development Boom, Meat Shops, Christmas Tree, Parking and More!

Consolidating articles from dozens of alternate news sources, take a look at the buzz around the North End / Waterfront!

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh for The Boston Globe.
Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh for The Boston Globe.

Old North Church reclaims Colonial-era chandelier

The chandelier hanging from the ceiling of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church was the same chandelier that Paul Revere would have seen in the Old North Church on Salem Street a few centuries ago. Old North donated the chandelier to St. Paul’s in 1830, where it has remained since. The Boston Globe has more on the 120-mile trip on the Turnpike to Boston and plan for its reinstallation.

Boston businesses undeterred by WHO report linking red meat and cancer

Nobody knows about the consumption of meat better than Franco Susi, who has been operating Sulmona Meat Market in the North End for 60 years. Despite the findings by WHO, people had already started to turn more towards chicken or poultry, continue reading at, The Daily Free Press.

Photo by David L. Ryan of The Boston Globe.
Photo by David L. Ryan of The Boston Globe.

Only a few neighborhoods seeing development boom in Boston

With $7 billion in construction currently underway in Boston, neighborhoods like the Seaport, Downtown and Back Bay are changing much faster than other neighborhoods. Constrained neighborhoods like the North End are seeing much less of a drastic change to the landscape of the neighborhood. Read the article at, The Boston Globe.

Greenway Executive Director Jesse Brackenbury Honored With ‘Young Leaders’ Award

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce honored Jesse Brackenbury as one of the Chamber’s ‘Ten Outstanding Young Leaders‘ for 2015, citing his expansion of free programming, the free wifi network, and major pieces of public art. In Brackenbury’s acceptance speech, he urged Boston residents to embrace winter, continue reading at the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Moon Over Miami Boston

Boston is not the only city where flooding and concerns over rising sea levels is becoming an issue. Miami is also experiencing flooding due to the flat layout of the city, leading to easy flooding. Comparing major U.S. cities, see how Boston stacks up at Open Mind.

Photo courtesy of SHUTTERSTOCK, see more at The Boston Globe.
Photo courtesy of SHUTTERSTOCK, see more at The Boston Globe.

Freakout over Zipcar spaces shows perils of free parking

The outrage over Mayor Marty Walsh’s decision to lease 30 curbside spaces across the city to Zipcar and Enterprise CarShare for an 18-month trial period, lead to the response that it would be “irresponsible for a 21st-century city not to run some modest experiments.” With research showing that a single car-share vehicle can replace nine to 13 personal vehicles, continue reading at, The Boston Globe.

Momentum Continues for Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

The increased growth for Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty continues to grow with the recent acquisition of Elite Boston Landmark Realty from Toni Gilardi, a North End native who will continue to operate out of their 350 Commercial Street office. Read the article at, Business Wire.

At Strega And Nico, Varano Family Creates Authentic North End Experience

The story of how Nick Varano blasted onto the Boston restaurant scene is a rare experience for restauranteurs across the city. Varano got the cast from The Sopranos to attend his opening of Strega in 2003, and it has been all up from there. With his expansion of new restaurants and ventures, read more on Varano and his restaurant experiences at, The Heights.

Photo by Bill Yelenak, see in full at UniversalHub.
Photo by Bill Yelenak, see in full at UniversalHub.

The Faneuil Hall Marketplace Christmas tree is here

With all the news lately surrounding the “Red Starbucks Cup” and its attack on Christmas, many may be delighted to see that the Faneuil Hall Christmas Tree has already arrived in Boston. View the post at, UniversalHub.

New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront Planning Underway

Many changes are coming for the New Year’s celebration in Boston, many are planning family-friendly events such as cookie decorating, games and other events that will accompany the giant ice sculpture and the selfie-contest. The Boston Harbor Association has more on new years planning around the waterfront.

Sabrina & Matt’s North End Boston Engagement Photography

The North End neighborhood is not only a huge destination for the restaurants, but the overall feel of the tight city streets appeal to many couples, like Sabrina and Matt who decided to have their engagement photos in the neighborhood by, Christian Pleva Images.

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2 Replies to “Notable News: Old North Chandelier, Development Boom, Meat Shops, Christmas Tree, Parking and More!

    1. No, we are getting tired of the annual “War on Christmas” trope. Our Christmas cups are silver and were a gift of King George II. We serve communion in them at our Christmas Eve services. Come join us.

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