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The Weekender: Super Yacht, SPARK Boston Council, Move Week, Sandwich Boards & More!

There was lots of movement in the North End / Waterfront this past week with new residents arriving, yachts docking, and local businesses relocating. Read the most popular posts from last week below!

Super Yacht Watch: 305-Foot “Mayan Queen IV” Docks in Boston

Earlier this week, the 37th largest yacht in the world Mayan Queen IV docked at Boston Yacht Haven at Commercial Wharf. The yacht is owned by Alberto Baillères, an 85-year-old Mexican billionaire who made a fortune in mining silver. Read more and see photos here.

Three North End Residents Named to SPARK Boston Council

Three North End residents have been selected by Mayor Martin Walsh to serve on the 2017-2018 SPARK Boston Council. Rourke Harrington, Maggie Walsh and Andrea Clavijo will spend the next 12 months working with 35 other council members to continue to open up new lines of communication between young adults and leaders in City government. Read more here.

A Generous Heart and A Generous Smile

September 1st is a particularly stressful time, with current residents frustrated by increased trash and parking restrictions, and moving residents flustered by crowded streets and narrow stairways. At times like these, it’s great to see residents helping out one another as Robert Dello Russo did, pulling a wagon full of water bottles through the North End and handing them out to all the tired individuals shoving queen-size mattresses through twin-size doors. Read more and see photos here.

September’s Annual Move In Weekend Brings Trash Mountains and Street Ballet

Speaking of the stress of move week, the annual move-in street trash piled up last weekend in its typical mountain style. Boston Public Works did several trash cycles in the North End in attempts to keep up, while residents and movers struggled to keep up with the temporary permit signs. Read more and see photos of moving day here.

Sandwich Board Program Under Review

The Boston City Council rejected continuing a pilot program that allowed street sandwich board signs without a permit. In 2015, the Mayor’s office proposed, and the Council approved, a temporary ordinance allowing all free-standing sandwich boards on public sidewalks as long as access was still made for pedestrians. Read more about sandwich boards on the sidewalks here.

Editor’s Choice

Ensemble Lifestyle Boutique Moves Into Larger Space at Baldwin Place

Ensemble Lifestyle Boutique of Boston’s North End, announced they completed moving to a brand new, beautiful and much larger space at Baldwin Place. The new location is just a few blocks from the original Salem Street location at 2H Baldwin Place, at the corner of 116 Salem St. and Baldwin Place, just steps from Lo Conte’s Italian Restaurant in Boston’s North End. Read more here.


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