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The Weekender: NEWNC Election, Taste of the North End, Real Estate Sales, Haymarket Hotel, and More!

An elite club for weekly posts, only the top stories make it into the Weekender!

Top 5 Posts of the Week:

Nine Candidates Running for Six Open Seats on 2016 Neighborhood Council

The election for the six open seats of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) are being sought by nine candidates from the neighborhood. The top six candidates with the most votes of those running will be elected for a 2-year term, read the post for the list of candidates and more on the election.

Photo by Matt Conti
It was a banner year with the crowd that the 23rd Taste of the North End fundraiser. Photo by Matt Conti.

Photo Gallery: 23rd Taste of the North End 2016

Over 600 attendees came out to Steriti Skating Rink for the 23rd Taste of the North End, sampling over 40 restaurants, pastry shops, beverage suppliers and distributors. In addition to the food, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and several local and cultural officials were on hand for the fundraiser to support neighborhood charities, view the photos and read more on the event.

Notable News: BYOB Program, North End Oyster, Boston’s Walkability, Parking Crunch, and More!

Profiling a wide range of articles from this past week, take a look at Boston’s new BYOB policy, parking spaces disappearing, local restaurant coverage and many more articles from countless amount of news sources. View the post to view the compilation of articles.

Photo by Matt Conti
Take a peak at the Greenway’s latest public art exhibit. Photo by Matt Conti.

Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads Debut at Greenway Rings Fountain [Photo Gallery]

The Rings Fountain on the Rose Kennedy Greenway is home to the Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, a public art exhibit by contemporary Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei. Representing the Chinese zodiac, the twelve bronze animal heads are similar to Beijing’s gardens of the Yaunming Yuan, continue reading and view the photos from Matt Conti.

April 2016 – North End / Waterfront Real Estate Sales

With sale prices in April ranging from $325,000 to $2,830,000, it is hard to argue that there is not a vast range of properties for sale in the North End / Waterfront. View the post to read the list of sales made in April of 2016.

Editor’s Extra:

Video: Haymarket Hotel at Parcel 9 on Blackstone Street Community Meeting

Did you know that Parcel 9 along Blackstone Street on the Greenway is being developed into a hotel? The Haymarket Hotel is planned to be 5 to 6 stories, spanning 145,000 square feet with 225 rooms and a retail pavilion. In addition to a community room and restaurant, public restrooms will also be available, read the post for more on the proposal.