The Weekender: North End 1979, St. Lucy Rescheduled, Cheering the Nursing Home

Recapping the top post of the week, take a look at the 5 posts that drove the most traffic!

The North End, circa 1979.

Revisiting the Beginnings of North End Gentrification in the 1970’s

Columnist Nick Dello Russo treks through the North End in 1979, right as the neighborhood started to be gentrified and redeveloped. Showcasing a 1979 article from American Preservation Magazine, this was a time of enormous change in the neighborhood, read the post for more.

Video: Nursing Home Transfer Cheered at Neighborhood Council

Spaulding (Partners Healthcare) presented their plan to keep the North End Nursing and Rehab Center open in the neighborhood by transferring and ultimately selling the facility to Marquis Health Services (Tryko Partners). The presentation was at the recent North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting, where residents were in a “congratulatory mood,” view the post for video coverage.

North End Public Safety Meeting Report: 2016 Review, Bank Robbery, Uber Assaulted, Door Banger

Covering the prior 30 days worth of criminal activity in the neighborhood, Boston Police District A-1 was on hand at the recent public safety meeting to provide an update on recent crime incidents in the North End, read the post for the report.

St. Anthony and St. Lucy (Photo: Matt Conti)

St. Lucy’s Feast Moved to Thursday Night on St. Anthony’s Feast Weekend

Starting at the 2017 St. Anthony’s Feast, the Feast of Saint Lucy will kickoff the feast weekend this coming August. Usually St. Lucy’s Feast is the monday following the famous feast, but the tradition will change to Thursday evening, view the post for more information.

New 25 MPH Speed Limit Goes Into Effect on January 9th

Fair warning! As of last Monday, the default speed limit on City of Boston streets will be reduced from 30 mph to 25 mph. Signs will be posted showing the change in speed limit, if no sign is posted, it is assumed that 25 mph is the maximum speed limit on that street, read the post for more information.