The Weekender: Billboard, Lovejoy Sold, Vandalism, ONEin3 and More!

Despite an offensive billboard and church vandalism, the past week is still worth catching up on!

Top 5 Posts of the Week:

Group Denying Armenian Genocide Buys North End Billboard

A group has purchased a large North End billboard denying the 1915-1923 genocide of the Armenian people. The controversial billboard is located along the Greenway, not far from the Armenian Heritage Park, which honors the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide. View the post for more information on the billboard that was ultimately taken down after just one day.

Lovejoy Wharf - Converse Headquarters (NEWF Photo)
Lovejoy Wharf – Converse Headquarters (NEWF Photo)

One Lovejoy Wharf Building, Converse Headquarters, Sold by Related Beal to Union Investment

Lovejoy Wharf, the current 235,000-square-foot waterfront office building, currently the Converse headquarters was recently sold the to Union Investment. The sale is just three years after Related Beal announced plans to redevelop the dilapidated waterfront parcels into approximately three-quarters of an acre of new publicly accessible waterfront with offices, residences, and retail. Read the post for more on the transaction.

Obituary: Atonietta N. (Colarusso) DeStefano, Founder of Café Paradiso

Atonietta N. (Colarusso) DeStefano of Stoneham passed away peacefully at the age of 93. An accomplished business woman, she was the founder/owner of Café Paradiso in Boston’s North End, and enjoyed reading the Italian newspaper, read the obituary.

North End residents, Oliver Madden and Tina Natale. (Photo by Conor Finley)
North End residents, Oliver Madden and Tina Natale are currently on the ONEin3 Council.

Introducing Two North End Residents on the 2016 Boston ONEin3 Council

The ONEin3 council is made up of 35 members from all across the city, from the ages of 20-34.  The North End neighborhood has two representatives on the council, Oliver Madden of North Margin Street and Tina Natale, who resides on Salem Street, read the article for their commitment to the neighborhood and why they got involved.

National Alcohol Screening Day

North End / Waterfront Heath is reminding folks that excessive drinking can lead to an increased risk of health problems such as cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure. Read the post for what constitutes heavy drinking, binge drinking, and excessive drinking for men and women.

Any information? Please contact Boston Police.
Any information? Please contact Boston Police.

Editor’s Extra:

North End Church Vandalized With Red Paint

Boston Police are looking for information on the man who defaced the Boston Harbor Community Church on Salutation Street with red spray paint. If anyone has more information, view more details on the report.