The Weekender: Christmas Parades, Now and Then, Michlewitz Not Running, Eliot School and Lewis Wharf

One of the final weekends of 2015 could only mean two things, the holiday season is here and 2016 is right around the corner!

Top 5 Posts of the Week:

North End Christmas Parade, Photo by Matt Conti.
The 2015 North End Christmas Parade, Photo by Matt Conti.

Santa Arrives by Helicopter for 45th North End Christmas Parade [Photos]

It is a North End tradition that has been going on for the last 45 years, bringing hundreds of kids to Puopolo Park for Santa’s arrival by helicopter. Upon Santa’s landing, the Christmas Parade ensues throughout the neighborhood, view the post for photos of the entrance and the parade.

Rep. Aaron Michlewitz Not Running for Petruccelli’s State Senate Seat

“After much discussion with family, friends and supporters,” State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz has officially decided to not jump into the campaign for the State Senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli. View the post for more on the decision not to run.

Eliot Middle School students unveil the Peanuts Christmas Stamps
Eliot Middle School students unveil the Peanuts Christmas Stamps

Postmaster General Unveils Peanuts Christmas Stamps at Eliot School

This past week, the Eliot K-8 Innovation School was visited by the Postmaster of Boston and the Greater Boston Manager of Consumer and Industry Affairs, U.S. Postal Service. View the post for the unveiling of the new Peanuts Christmas Stamp series and to their about the power of mail.

Downtown View: Pots and Kettles

Calling the opposition to Don Chiofaro’s Harbor Garage Project hypocritical, from both the abutters and the stance recently taken by the New England Aquarium CEO.  Read the commentary from columnist Karen Cord Taylor saying these oppositions are, “the pot calling the kettle black.”

Lewis Wharf Update on Proposed Hotel Development at Residents’ Association Meeting [Video]

An update and discussion on the Lewis Wharf hotel project proposed for the North End waterfront at last week’s Residents’ meeting. View the post.

Editor’s Pick:

Neighborhood Throwback: 1974 North End Christmas Parade

From the Boston Archives, these seasonal throwback photos will take you back to the 1974 North End Christmas Parade. View the gallery.