The Weekender: Emil Square Dedication, Youth Arrests Add Up, Marquis Health Sponsors Local Groups, Author Sammarco Speaks, Baker Joins St. Anthony’s Ceremonies & Wally Sings!

Last week’s top read posts were focused on neighborhood events – feasts, dedications, programs and more! Read on to see the most popular articles from this week.

Emilio “Emil” Bevilacqua Square Dedicated at Salem & Tileston Streets

Emilio “Emil” Bevilacqua Square was dedicated this week at the corner of Salem & Tileston Streets in honor of the late North End resident, Emil, who was a staple on that corner with his dog, Sonny. Read more and see photos here.

Sixty Eight Arrested in North End Over Last Two Summer Feast Weekends

In response to neighborhood concerns, Boston Police stepped up their crackdown on disruptive youth activity during the summer feasts these past few weekends. Fifteen youths were arrested last Friday, and another seven on Saturday, bringing the total to 68 arrests. Read more here.

Marquis Health Sponsors Fisherman’s Feast as Part of Neighborhood Efforts

Marquis Health, who will become the new operator of the North End Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center on Fulton Street later this year, has expressed an interest in supporting the local community. They have already reach out to neighborhood groups, including the Fisherman’s Club that organizes the annual Fisherman’s Feast. Read more here.

Author Sammarco Fills in North Enders on Back Bay

Anthony Sammarco, noted historian and author, recently spoke at the North End Branch Library about the filling in and the development of Boston’s Back Bay. This event was sponsored by the Friends of the North End Library and the Citywide Friends. Read more and find other North End Library programs here.

Governor Charlie Baker Joins Opening of St. Anthony’s Feast [Photos]

Joining the opening ceremonies at Saint Anthony’s Feast this year was Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker who welcomed the crowd on Endicott Street. See photos from the opening ceremonies here, as well as other photos from Sunday’s procession here.

Editor’s Choice

Video: Red Sox Wally Sings “Sweet Caroline” with Ronnie Lewis at St. Anthony’s Feast

As a North Ender who loves the Red Sox, I was so excited to see these two worlds combine when Wally stopped by the St. Anthony’s Feast to join Ronnie Lewis and the Expedition in a rendition of Sweet Caroline! Watch the video here.


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