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The Weekender: NEWNC Election, Cornhole Classic, “PMS Bites,” Zoning Relief, Waterfront Ferry?

Here it is, the post you have been waiting for all week! Recap the top posts over the past several days:

Top 5 Posts of the Week:

Photo by Matt Conti.
The winning six NEWNC candidates. Photo by Matt Conti.

Six Residents Elected to North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC)

Over 350 total votes were cast in the 2016 North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) election, placing six candidates into a 2-year term, joining the other current six members on the council. Topping the ticket with 243 votes was Michael Bonetti, setting a new record for the most votes, read the article for more on the election.

Neighborhood Groups Split Votes on Zoning Relief for 5 Jackson Avenue [Videos]

Zoning relief at 5 Jackson Avenue brought split opinions with North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). With NEWNC voting unanimously in favor and NEWRA voting 15-22 to oppose, view the post for more.

“Boston’s North End – An Italian American Story” Previewed by Friends of the North End

The preview to the new movie “Boston’s North End – An Italian American Story” was sponsored by the Friends Of The North End and hosted at Sons Of Italy hall. Developed and produced by the North End Historical Society, the film tells the story of the Italian immigrant migration to Boston’s North End, starting from the late 1800’s. Featured in the film are former and present North End residents discussing their experiences living in the North End, view the post.

North End Resident’s “PMS Bites” Startup Airing on ABC TV’s Shark Tank

After a Kickstarter campaign that raised $8,500, this North End resident started making PMS Bites in her North End kitchen. Tania Green has taken her local startup all the way to appearing on ABC TV’s Shark Tank, read the article for more on these local, healthy snacks that satisfy PMS cravings.

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The first North End Cornhole Classic, on the patio outside of The Living Room. Photo by Matt Conti.

Photo Gallery: First Annual North End Cornhole Classic

The Living Room on Atlantic Avenue was the scene of the first North End Cornhole Classic, hosted by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz. Hundreds came out for a cornhole tournament made up of over 60 teams, supporting the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund and the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC), view the coverage of the event

Editor’s Extra:

Ferry Service Proposed to Connect Boston’s Waterfront Neighborhoods

Hoping to bring water transportation to Boston, City Councilor Sal LaMattina is working towards a ferry network connecting the neighborhoods around Boston Harbor. “I can see the Seaport in South Boston from Piers Park in East Boston yet I cannot get there,” said LaMattina, who wants the ferry to connect neighborhoods like the North End, Downtown, East Boston, Seaport and Charlestown. Read more on the proposal.