The Weekender: Rachel Revere Park, Arrested Youths Sentenced, Where’s the 311, Joi of Summer & Dueling Fireworks!

Last week on, the top posts featured neighborhood construction projects, local awards and events, a new weekly post, and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Rachel Revere Park Completed as North Square Construction Begins

The renovation of Rachel Revere Park in North Square is essentially complete with some final work being coordinated with the upcoming reconstruction of North Square. The design opened the space, removing the walls and adding three park entrances. Several new trees were added to provide shading. Read more and see before-and-after photos here.

What’s The 311? New Update on North End/Waterfront 311 Cases

This new weekly update highlights some of the cases opened and closed with 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and anyone can report a claim by calling 311, going to the 311 website, tweeting at 311, or downloading the app. Read some interesting cases involving North End / Waterfront community concerns in this week’s post.


Judge Orders Community Service and Feast Essay to Teens Arrested in North End

Following the arrests in the North End by Boston Police District A-1 last Friday and Saturday nights, 28 youths appeared in Boston Juvenile Court this past Monday. The judge ordered 15 hours of community service for each teen, a five-page essay about the Fisherman’s Feast, and a stay-away order from the North End unless accompanied by a parent. Read more here.

Patricia “Patte” Papa Recognized as “Italian American of the Year” at Fisherman’s Feast

The Madonna del Soccorso Society of Boston recognized Patricia “Patte” Papa with their annual “Italian American of the Year” award. The society presents the award annually to an Italian American who exemplifies the traditions and values of the Italian American heritage and who has given back to the local Boston community. Read more here.


Joi of Summer Event Raises Money for North End Against Drugs Programs

On Thursday August 10, Joi Salon and Spa held their 4th Annual Joi of Summer fundraising event, donating the funds to North End Against Drugs (NEAD). Many local restaurants and businesses participated. It’s always great to see the community come together for a common good! Read more here.

Editor’s Choice

Dueling Fireworks over Boston Harbor Celebrate End of Summer on Thursday, August 31st, 8:15 pm

End of summer fireworks return to Boston Harbor on Thursday August 31, 2017 at sunset (8:15pm). Two dueling barges will illuminate the harbor between the North End and Seaport. Learn more here.

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