The Weekender: North Washington Bridge, Community Health Funds, City Council Candidates, Police Captain Recognized, Santa Rosalia, & Bocce Tournament

This week’s top posts on included federal funding topics, Boston politics, local events and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Federal Funding Awarded for North Washington Bridge Replacement

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has received federal funding for the replacement of the North Washington Street Bridge, the bridge that carries traffic between Charlestown and the North End. Construction will begin on this project later this year or early 2018 and is expected to take 4 years. Read more here.

Fiscal Cliff Threatens To Cut Federal Funds to Community Health Centers by Seventy Percent

NEW Health in the North End has joined community health centers across the country in waiting with bated breath as Members of Congress work to fix the federal funding cliff that could result in a loss of 70% of health center funding across the U.S. if a solution is not found by September 30. Read more and learn how you can help here.

District 1 City Council Candidates Night at North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council [Full Video]

Candidates running for Boston City Council District 1 – Lydia Edwards, Margaret Farmer, and Stephen Passacantilli – came out on Monday night to a forum hosted by the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). Read highlights and see the full video here.

Boston Police District A-1 Captain Fong Recognized by Councilor LaMattina for Leadership on Feast Weekends

The September 2017 North End Public Safety Meeting was highlighted by the recognition of Boston Police District A-1 Captain Kenneth Fong who was presented with a City Council citation by Councilor Sal LaMattina. Read more here.

78th Annual Procession of Santa Rosalia Brings Relic From Palermo [Photos]

Santa Rosalia di Palermo Society held their 78th Annual Mass and Procession on Sunday, September 10. Highlighting this year’s procession, a relic was displayed that was gifted from the Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia in Palermo, Sicily. Read more and see photos here.

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Bocce Tournament Benefits Taste of the North End Charities

Last Sunday was the 13th Taste of the North End Bocce Tournament at Langone Park. The annual event raises funds for scholarships and charities in the North End community. See photos here.

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