The Weekender: Tall Ships, Ben Cotto Pizzeria, Digital Parking Signs, Italian Grocery Stores, City Council Candidates, & Saint Anthony of Padua

The North End / Waterfront is all a-buzz this week with the imminent arrival of the tall ships! Read about Sail Boston and more in the most popular posts of the week below.

The Tall Ships Are Coming! Here’s Everything You Need to Know

The highly anticipated Sail Boston 2017 Tall Ship extravaganza is finally here! This five-day visit of over 50 majestic ships to Boston’s inner harbor kicks off Saturday, June 17, with the Grand Parade of Sail. Learn about the schedule, security, viewing locations, traffic restrictions and more.

Ben Cotto Pizzeria Opens at Hanover and Fleet Streets in Boston’s North End

Ben Cotto opened this week at 361 Hanover Street on the corner of Fleet Street, bringing pizza and Italian cafe entrees to the location formerly occupied by Circle Pizza. Read more and see photos.

North End First to Get Boston’s New Digital Signs

The North End will be the first Boston neighborhood to receive digital parking and traffic signs as part of an effort to clarify parking rules and restrictions. The city is also creating a database of street and parking restrictions that will be accessible on mobile phone map apps. Read more about the project.

Life on the Corner: Italian Grocery Stores

Nicholas Dello Russo’s latest piece revisits the old Italian grocery stores of the North End. Read his story and also check out the comments to learn more about the photograph.

State Senator Joe Boncore Endorses Lydia Edwards for District 1 City Council Seat

State Senator Joe Boncore has endorsed Lydia Edwards for the District 1 City Council to represent East Boston, the North End, and Charlestown in the seat being vacated by Sal LaMattina. Read his endorsement. 

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Outdoor Mass for Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua

Saint Anthony of Padua Procession on Tuesday, June 13th

A new addition this year to the feasts and processions was a Mass and candlelit procession with the statue of Saint Anthony of Padua, held on the traditional date of June 13th. Read about the procession and see photos.


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