The Weekender: Massacre Photos, City Hall Proposals, Boston Uncommon, Crime Reports, and More!

Another week is in the books, time for the weekender to ring in the top posts over the past week!

Top 5 Posts of the Week:

Photo by Matt Conti
Photo by Matt Conti

Boston Massacre Reenactment at Old State House [Photo Gallery]

The Boston Massacre took place in front of the Old State House 246 years ago on a night what was similarly cold to the reenactment on March 5th, 2016. The event was sponsored by The Bostonian Society, view the post for photo coverage from Matt Conti and more on the five Bostonians who were killed by British troops!

Obituary: Nicole (Nicky) Hahn Rafter of Boston’s North End

At the age of 76, Nicky Hahn passed away from septic shock at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. A long-time professor at Northeastern University, Hahn was an internationally-known writer and scholar in the fields of social history and criminology, where she authored more than a dozen books. Read the post for more on the late North End resident.

Local Dance Instructor Charged With Child Rape

Nineteen year-old Wilson Anthony was charged with two counts of aggravated rape and two counts of indecent assault and battery for his actions to a boy under 14 years of age. The alleged assaults occurred between June and September of 2015 during private dance lessons, read the article for more of the statement by Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

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Rendering courtesy of Boston Garden Development Corporation.

Ferris Wheel and Winter Skating Proposed for New City Hall Plaza

The bid to remake Boston City Hall Plaza was awarded to a private group that is looking to add new programming and amenities to the current brick plaza. Hoping to provide year-round activities, construction is expected to start as early as this coming fall, 2016. View the post for design renderings and more on the plan.

Four North End Businesses Named Finalists in Boston Uncommon

Boston Uncommon featured four North End area businesses as finalists for their reader-participation awards program featuring nightlife, art & culture, restaurants and innovation. North End Market Tour, MyStryde, Converse Chuck Taylor II, and Improv Asylum were all named finalists, read the article for more on the program.

Editor’s Extra:

Crime Reports Tick Up – Public Safety Meeting Report

Boston Police from District A-1 were at the North End Public Safety meeting to provide an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents. In addition to overall statistics, view the report for the entire compilation of police activity in the month of February.