The Weekender: Saint Padre Pio, Pinkberry Closes, Development Adjustments, Artifacts at Old North!

Below are the top 5 posts from this week on!

Photo by Matt Conti
Photo by Matt Conti

Heart of Saint Padre Pio Greeted by Thousands in Boston’s North End

Thousands waited in line to get a glimpse of the heart of Saint Padre Pio that was presented at St. Leonard Church. The body of St. Pio is permanently exposed for veneration in Italy, and this marks the first time that a relic of St. Pio of Pietrelcina has left Italy, view the post for photo coverage of the monumental event!

Boston’s Archaeologist Discovers Trove of Artifacts at Old North Church

A plethora of artifacts have been recored by Joseph Bagley, the City of Boston City Archaeologist who is leading the dig at the Washington Garden at the Old North Church. The relics reveal the long history of English, Irish, Jewish, and Italian immigrant life in the mid to late 1800s. View the post for photos of the artifacts and details on what as discovered.

Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt Shop Closes on Hanover Street

Pinkberry,the frozen yogurt shop on Hanover Street has closed its doors after three short years of being in business on a street surrounded by gelato, cannoli and cappuccino. After riding the popularity of “fro-yo,” read the post for the long process it took for them to open their doors in the neighborhood.

Area of development at Marriott Long Wharf – BRA Image
Area of development at Marriott Long Wharf – BRA Image

Mitigations Proposed for Harbor Garage, Long Wharf & Hook Wharf Developments

The latest draft of the Downtown Waterfront Planning Initiative shows several rebuttals in an effort to get the green light to proceed with the proposed developments of the Harbor Garage, Long Wharf and Hook Wharf. Among the adjustments are pocket parks, public open spaces, expanded Harborwalk, renovated Aquarium plaza, ferry terminal and more, read the post for details.

Neighborhood Photo: New York Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia Visits Pauli’s

Not only did the Red Sox sweep the Yankees in the four game series at Fenway Park last weekend, locals also got a chance to snag a picture with Yankees Pitcher C.C. Sebathia, who dined with Yankees Shortstop Didi Gregorius and Yoan Moncada from the Boston Red Sox. The group stopped in at Pauli’s where they enjoyed a lobster roll and sandwiches. View the post.