Last week’s top read posts saw a lot of focus on neighborhood safety and what is being done to improve it during these busy summer months. Read the most popular articles of the week below!
Last weekend continued the scene of hundreds of teenagers swarming the North End streets, waterfront and parks. Many residents have expressed safety concerns. Read details about residents’ experiences and see photos here.
In response to the large groups of teens mentioned in the above post as well as some other neighborhood concerns, Boston Police District A-1 Captain Fong and Officer Boyle addressed the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association last week. Watch the video and read highlights here.
As they prepare to take over the North End Nursing Home & Rehab Center, management from new operator, Marquis Heath, hosted a small dinner at Lucia Ristorante to thank the local steering committee that fought to keep the facility from closing. Read more here.
David Kubiak, a member of the North End Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), shared updates on the Government Center Garage Redevelopment at the last NEWRA meeting. In addition to a new garage, Bullfinch Crossing will see new retail spaces, a hotel, residential towers, and an office tower. Read more about this project here.
Local officials representing the North End / Waterfront met Thursday morning at City Hall with Boston and State Police regarding stepped up measures to maintain order in the neighborhood during the upcoming feast weekends. Read more about their plans to increase security here. District A-1 Captain Kenneth Fong also encouraged respectful behavior at the feasts in this statement.
Last Sunday was a picture perfect afternoon for the 97th Grand Procession in honor of Madonna Della Cava as part of the annual feast in the North End. The MDC society brought out the image of Maria SS Della Cava, Principal Patron of Pietraperzia, Sicily, and processed until dark throughout the neighborhood. See photos here.