The Weekender: Assaggio’s New Ownership, Police Disperse Crowds, Hanover Street Graffiti, Lewis Wharf Pilings, LaFesta Baseball Exchange & Historical Walk to the Sea!

This week’s top posts on covered a variety of topics – from restaurants, to graffiti, to sports and more! Read on below to learn about the most popular articles from the past week.

Assaggio Re-Opens in North End Under DePasquale Ventures Ownership

Frank DePasquale has acquired North End institution Assaggio which will re-open its doors on Friday, August 11th. While maintaining its original name, Assaggio’s fresh new taste and feel will transport diners to the Amalfi Coast by way of Prince Street under DePasquale’s ownership. Read more about the restaurant’s renovations and new menu here.

Boston Police and State Troopers Disperse Crowds in North End

Boston Police and State Troopers put on a massive show of force on Friday night as droves of teenagers gathered in the North End on Commercial Street. See photos / videos and read many neighborhood thoughts in the comments section here.

Have you Noticed Graffiti on Hanover Street?

On some of the rooftops of buildings on Hanover Street, graffiti has been sprayed with various different tags. The graffiti has been on the tops of these buildings for some time, however other tags are still relatively new. See photos and add comments about other graffiti sightings here.

Residents Petition for Removal of Lewis Wharf Harbor Piling Field

A group of petitioners associated with the Save North End Waterfront / No Lewis Wharf Hotel effort submitted a letter to the City and State regulators advocating for the removal of the dilapidated harbor pilings around Lewis Wharf. Read more, including the letter, here.

27th Annual LaFesta Baseball Exchange Continues Tradition of Connecting North Adams & North End

The LaFesta Baseball Exchange Program between North Adams Massachusetts and the North End continues to grow since it first began 27 years ago. What started out as a one game road trip to the far end of the state by a group of North End baseball players has now seen over 800 participants! Read more and see photos from last weekend’s games at Puopolo Park here.

Editor’s Choice

Walk to the Sea for a Historical Adventure

Here in Boston, we are surrounded by an abundance of history that reaches back centuries ago. The Norman B. Leventhal Walk to the Sea, spanning from the Massachusetts State House to the Waterfront at Long Wharf, features eight separate locations, each with a short lesson on Boston’s history. Read more and see a map of the different stops here.


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