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The Weekender: City Council Candidates, Patriots’ Day Celebrations, Sail Boston Events, and Water Main Break

City Council candidate announcements and Patriots’ Day celebrations are at the top of this week’s most popular posts on Catch up on the news below!

Orders in hand, Paul Revere rides down Hanover Street in the annual reenactment

Paul Revere’s Ride Reenactment Caps Off Patriot’s Day Parade

Always an exciting day in the city of Boston, the annual Patriots’ Day Parade was held on Monday morning, ending in Boston’s North End with the reenactment of Paul Revere’s midnight ride. See photos here.

Stephen Passacantilli and Lydia Edwards Running for Sal LaMattina’s District 1 City Council Seat

Following Sal LaMattina’s announcement that he was not running for reelection as District 1 City Councilor, two candidates have thrown their hats in the ring — Stephen Passacantilli from the North End and Lydia Edwards of East Boston. Read more about these candidates.

Charlestown’s Jack Kelly Declares Candidacy for District 1 City Council Seat

Charlestown resident Jack Kelly joins candidates Stephen Passacantilli, Lydia Edwards and Michael Sinatra in vying for the District 1 City Council seat. Read more about Kelly.

Michael Sinatra Enters Race for District 1 City Councilor

East Boston resident Michael Sinatra has entered the race for District 1 City Councilor. Sinatra is currently Chief of Staff for sitting Councilor Sal LaMattina. Read more about Michael Sinatra.

Sail Boston “Tall Ships” Kicks Off June 17th – Event Schedule

Tall Ships organizer, Sail Boston, has released details for the upcoming schedule of events starting on June 17 when dozens of majestic sailing vessels from around the globe will enter Boston’s inner harbor under sail. Mark your calendars!

Water Main Break Flowing in North End

A water main broke on Sunday night at Wiget Street between Salem and North Margin Streets sending gallons of water down the street until it was repaired Tuesday morning. It was eventually repaired the following Tuesday. Read residents’ concerns in the comments.

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Victoria holds the Easter Bread at Bova’s

Easter Traditions at Bova’s in Boston’s North End

Family Easter traditions at Bova’s Bakery go back almost as long as the 103 years of the bakery itself. See pictures here. hopes everyone had a Happy Easter!


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