The Weekender: Eataly Opens, Elect DiMasi Sign, Sponsors Needed, Cold Molasses Study!

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Greengrocer at Eataly, photo by Nicholas Dello Russo.
Greengrocer at Eataly, photo by Nicholas Dello Russo.

Life on the Corner: Eataly, Part 1

Eataly, the international franchise from Mario Batali & Joe Bastianich, opened up their newest location in Boston’s Prudential Center. Prior to the opening, Nicholas Dello Russo was able to secure a press pass and check out the new establishment, read the article for his take!

Neighborhood Photo: Elect DiMasi Sign Posted

Fitting that the week former Speaker Sal DiMasi was released from prison, this classic “Elect DiMasi Representative” sign was posted on this Prince Street office window. Back in the day, these signs used to blanket the North End store windows, view the post for more.

Family Dinner / Talk with Mayor Walsh Draws a Sellout

Mayor Marty Walsh brought out dozens of neighborhood families to the N.E.A.D. Family Dinner/ Family Talk event at the Nazzaro Center. Although families have changed over the years, organizers bring the neighborhood together as one big family and have a great Italian meal and have a talk! View the post for more on the event.

Organizing committee of the North End Christmas Fund Luncheon - 2015. (NEWF Photo)
Organizing committee of the North End Christmas Fund Luncheon – 2015. (NEWF Photo)

Sponsors Needed for North End Christmas Fund Luncheon

Sponsors needed! The North End Christmas Fund raises money to provide some holiday cheer to families and seniors in the North End that need help. It could be those facing financial hardship, health issues, or those who have suffered the loss of a family member. The luncheon will be held on December 15th, read the post to see how you can get involved!

New Research Says Great Molasses Flood in North End Made More Deadly by Cold Weather

New research on the North End’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919 points towards January’s cold weather as the reason for the molasses being so deadly. The cold temperatures cooled the sweet syrup to a point where it was incredibly thick and hard to escape.  Read the post for more on how this Harvard team of fluid dynamics experts reached their findings.