The Weekender: City Budget Projects in the North End, Aqua Pazza Opens, Taste of the North End, Boston Skyscrapers, City Councilor Candidate Pool Narrows, and Love Your Block

Restaurants, politics, events and more – it’s all here in the top five posts from this week!

Crowd at the Taste of the North End

24th Taste of the North End Fundraiser Fills Skating Rink to Capacity

The 24th Taste of the North End brought out hundreds to support neighborhood charities on Friday, April 28th. Over 40 North End restaurants, pastry shops and vendors brought their world famous cuisine and beverages. Read more and see photos here.

Mayor’s Column: Investing in the North End

Mayor Martin Walsh reported on the City budget, which aims to keep Boston financially sound, while making targeted investments towards achieving a thriving, healthy and innovative future. Read more about what this means for our neighborhood here.

Aqua Pazza fluke crudo

Aqua Pazza Drops Anchor in North End

Aqua Pazza, a new restaurant venture co-owned by industry veteran Mike Paquette and restaurateur Frank DePasquale, opened this past Thursday, May 4, at the former site of Sfizi – 135 Richmond Street in the North End. Read more here.

Downtown View: Better Skyscrapers

Karen Cord Taylor compares Boston’s skyline to other major cities and how the new Millennium Partner’s Winthrop Square project could make the view better or worse. Consider Taylor’s skyscraper comparisons and view readers’ comments here.

Field Narrows in District 1 City Council Race as Charlestown’s Kelly Pulls Candidacy

One of four announced candidates, Jack Kelly, has pulled out of the race for District 1 City Councilor. Read more about Kelly and his decision here.

Editor’s Choice

Volunteers Come Out to North End “Love Your Block” Spring Cleanup

Last weekend, a large crowd of volunteers came out to clean up the streets of the North End as part of Mayor Walsh’s initiative, Love Your Block. It’s great to see so many individuals of all ages giving back to their neighborhood. Read more here.


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