The Weekender: Nursing Home Confrontation, Cross Street Development, Dog Park Rendering!

Reporting the past top posts over the past week!

Top 5 Posts of the Week:

Residents discussing the proposed closing of the North End Nursing Home (NEWF photo)

Passions Erupt at Meeting with Spaulding / Partners Over Closing of North End Nursing Home [Video]

Residents and family members throughout the North End confronted company management who are planning to close the North End Nursing Home. At the meeting was David Storto, President of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, who met face to face with the neighborhood stakeholders who are vowing to fight the transfer of nursing home residents to a new facility in Brighton, view the post for video of the discussion.

Feast Day of Saint Anthony Honored With Procession in Boston’s North End [Photos]

View photos of the feast day of Saint Anthony which was celebrated by devotees carrying the statue of the Saint Anthony of Padua from Saint Leonard Church through the streets of the North End. View the post for more on the marching band and the recognition of June 13th, marking the death of Saint Anthony.

View from Salem Street of Cross Street commercial development (Charter Realty image).
View from Salem Street of Cross Street commercial development (Charter Realty image).

New Development Proposed at Cross and Hanover Streets for Food/Retail Spaces [Video/Images]

Referred to as the “Gateway to the North End,” renderings for the development of Cross Street between Hanover and Salem were presented by property owner Charter Realty & Development Corporation. Read the post for more information on the future of the property located along the Freedom Trail.

Amid Confusion, Residents’ Association Defers Vote on Monica’s Mercato Pizza

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) deferred their vote after a debate regarding alleged zoning issues at Monica’s Mercato Pizza in Boston’s North End. Seeking further clarification from City Hall for Monica’s new pizzeria operating in the lower level of 130-130B, read the post and view video coverage of the meeting.

Please Remove Your Burned Out BMW on North Street

Although it is unclear how the fire started, a deserted black BMW 325 caught fire last night around 188 North Street in Boston’s North End and as of Saturday afternoon, the burned out car was still on the street, view the post for more information,

View the post for details on the renderings.
View the post for details on the renderings.

Editor’s Extra:

DeFilippo (Gassy) Dog Park Design Presented to Neighborhood [Video]

With construction expected to start this Fall or early in 2017, the design phase for the DeFilippo (Gassy) Dog Park is almost complete. Located on the ‘flights’ area of the Gassy, there are two fenced in terrace areas separating for larger and smaller dogs, allowing for operating hours throughout the day and closed at night, view the renderings for details on the operation.