The Weekender: Garden Supermarket, Affleck Filming, Neighborhood Documentary, Columbus Gala and More!

The weekly roundup, a recap of the top articles published by over the past week. 

Top Posts of the Week:

Developer renderings of Champions Row.
Developer renderings of Champions Row.

Boston Garden Project Gets Go Ahead for First Phase Including Supermarket

The Boston Civic Design Commission gave developers permission to proceed with their $258 million first phase of the project that is estimated to cost nearly $1 billion. Read the post for details on the project, including “Champions Row”and Star Market supermarket.

Ben Affleck to Film “Live By Night” Scenes in Boston’s North End

A new Ben Affleck film, “Live By Night,” will shoot scenes in the area of Margaret and Prince Streets this coming week. The movie takes place in the 1920’s Prohibition Era, so street infrastructure such as lights, signs, and cars will be retrofitted for filming. View the post for the presentation made by the Assistant Location Manager to the neighborhood council.

Film Preview: Italian North End Documentary Seeking Contributions

A new documentary about the vibrant Italian-American community that has called the North End of Boston home for well over 100 years is seeking support from the North End Historical Society. View the preview of this film, narrated by the North End’s own Stephen Passacantilli.

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

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

Here is your chance to scan all the local news from one convenient source. Covering articles from local blogs to major publications like The Boston Globe, read the post for articles written about the North End / Waterfront.

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Host Successful Gala

The Boston Harbor Hotel was the sight for the gala hosted by the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. With all proceeds going to the group to provide enhancements park which funds the seasonal trellis lighting and several family-friendly events throughout the year, view the post for photos from the event.

Editor’s Pick:

Boston Police Statement on Paris Attacks

Major cities worldwide are taking extra precautions for public safety after the recent attacks in Paris, France. Boston Police issued a statement, encouraging officers to remain vigilant on their patrols, read the statement for more.

Friendly reminder that Daylight Savings time ends on Sunday.