The Weekender: Youth Hockey, Police Reports, Erin Go Bragh, Ben Cotto and City Planning Map

It’s time to catch up with the most popular posts this week on!

DSC01888Bruins Players Help North End Youth Hockey Celebrate Successful Season

Over a hundred people filled Filippo’s Restaurant to celebrate the ending of another successful hockey season for the North End Youth Hockey Introduction Program. Several team members from the Boston Bruins showed up to make the day! View the post.

Police Reports: More Opened Packages, Verbal Altercation Leads to Arrest

The latest from the North End / Waterfront police blotter.

St. Patrick's DayLife on the Corner: Erin Go Bragh

St. Patrick’s Day is an auspicious time to recall that before the North End was Italian it was Irish. On this St. Patrick’s Day let’s raise a pint of the finest to our old ward boss, John “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald, a loyal son of Ireland, a man who loved his dear old North End, a fearless fighter for the rights of the poor and down trodden, a great friend of all immigrants no matter what their race or ethnicity. Here’s to you, Fitzie. Slainte’. View the column.

Ben Cotto Pizzeria Receives Beer/Wine License Support From Residents’ Association [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted 23-2 to support the a new Wine and Malt Beverages with Cordials/liqueurs license for the expected opening of Ben Cotto pizzeria and restaurant. Ben Cotto is expected to open soon in the space recently vacated by 1-800-Flowers and the longtime location of Circle Pizza. View the post.

Notable News: Housing Debate, Greenway Guilt, Rocco’s, Ward 8 & Late-Night Menus!

This roundup post from other sources covers the big (and not so big) issues going on in and around the neighborhood. View the post.

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Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 11.12.32 PMIMAGINE BOSTON A Better Place: Add Your Idea

Boston has a lot going for it. But even one of the best cities in the world can be improved. Enter Imagine Boston 2030, Boston’s first citywide plan in 50 years. View the latest interactive map.