The Weekender: Marathon Finisher, City Funding Projects, New Trees, Joey and More!

Considered the “hall of fame” for weekly posts, only the top stories make it into the Weekender!

Top 5 Posts of the Week:

North End Resident Crosses the Boston Marathon Finish Line

Sponsored by North End Restaurants Cantina Italiana and Ristorante Fiore on Hanover Street, Michael LoPriore successfully completed his first Boston Marathon at the age of 53. Completing his lifelong goal in 5 hours-35 minutes, read the post for more on the Marathoner.

The new sculptures on the Greenway each weigh around 800 pounds. Photo by Lane Turner, The Boston Globe.
The new sculptures on the Greenway each weigh around 800 pounds. Photo by Lane Turner, The Boston Globe.

Notable News: Post-Gazette’s Future, DiMasi Pension, Pizza Popularity, City Speed Limits, and More!

Searching and scanning news outlets to bring you one concise, informative post, read the latest articles covering the North End / Waterfront! Read the compilation about the Post-Gazette’s future, Sal DiMasi’s pension ruling, lowering city speed limits, and several other articles.

Councilor Sal LaMattina Announces Funding for New Community Center Study, Prado Renovations, North Square, Puopolo and Langone Parks [Video]

City Councilor Sal LaMattina was on hand at the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting to announce news on neighborhood funding, budgeted as part of the City’s four-year capital plan. View the post for details on funding for a new community center study, Prado renovations, North Square, and more.

Photo courtesy of @CherylAnnRusso.
Photo courtesy of @CherylAnnRusso.

Top 10 Tweets: Walkens Welcome, Boxy Feel, RoofTops, Still Italian Neighborhood?

With such an action packed week within the North End / Waterfront twitter scene, the cut for the top 10 tweets came down to the wire. In addition to capturing a nice spring morning, clever sidewalk signs, and plenty of food, view the post for the top tweets!

Life on the Corner: Joey, Part 2

Continuing this segment from part 1, keep reading about the local North End romance based around confessions and Sacred Heart Church, read the post.

Editor’s Extra:

Downtown View: 1,200 New Street Trees

Starting in April and lasting until June, the City of Boston started planting 1,200 total trees along city streets throughout every neighborhood. Ford-Diamond is the contractor carryout the planting and watering, read the article for the complete game plan.