The Weekender: Feasts Schedule, Intersection Changes, Lewis Wharf Updates, Commercial Street Chaos, & Combat Zone Murder

This week’s top posts on include procession schedules, construction updates, and a historical tale. Learn more about the most-read articles below!

North End Italian Feasts & Procession Schedule – Summer 2017

It’s that time of year again when Italian feasts and Saint processions fill the North End air with music and delicious scents. The Santa Maria di Anzano procession kicked off the season last Sunday. View the full schedule here.

Lewis and Commercial Street Intersection Due For Changes After Another Serious Accident

New signage, crosswalk warning stripes and no corner parking are among the changes put in place this week at the dangerous Lewis and Commercial Street intersection. Read more here.

Lewis Wharf Hotel Cannot be Built Over Submerged Pilings, Says State in Final Ruling

Prospects of a proposed Lewis Wharf Hotel project that juts into the harbor were dashed on Wednesday when the State’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued its final ruling prohibiting building over pilings or piers that are below water at high tide. View images of the project proposal and read the complete DEP ruling here.

A Pause to Applaud the Postale

A sentimental farewell to Prince Postale from longtime North End resident Stephanie Hogue. Read her words about Prince Postale’s impact on the local neighborhood here.

Commercial Street Chaos Continues

The traffic situation on Commercial Street continues to be chaotic after the cycle track construction narrowed the vehicle lanes. See reader photos of double parking, bus drop-offs and overall traffic nightmares here.

Editor’s Choice

Harvard/North End Football Player Combat Zone Murder (1976) Book in the Making

Author Jan Brogna is researching the possibility of writing her second book, “Murder in the Combat Zone”, the killing of a Harvard student and football player, a very popular North End resident whose life was stripped from him in 1976. Read more about the story here.

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