The Weekender: Harbor Dredging, North Square Reconstruction, Golden Goose Cafe, Council At-Large Candidates & Blessing of Animals Photos

This week’s top posts on focused on local construction, businesses, and events! Read more below to see the most popular articles of the past week.

Dredging Underway in Boston Harbor

Dredging is underway in Boston Harbor, day and night, as part of a federally and state-funded $350 million, 3 1/2 year project aimed to bring bigger container and industrial ships through the harbor shipping channels. Read more here.

North Square Reconstruction Groundbreaking on October 11th

All are invited to join Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Public Works Department, the Boston Arts Commission, elected officials, and guests for the groundbreaking ceremony of the North Square Reconstruction project on Wednesday October 11th at 10:30am in North Square. The revitalization of North Square will be founded on the idea of developing an open space with multiple urban uses. Read more here.

Now Open: Golden Goose Cafe at 65 Atlantic Avenue

Golden Goose Cafe is now open at 65 Atlantic Avenue. The new coffee shop and cafe is located next to the Prince Building across the street from the Sail Loft in a brick space renovated from offices and a bank before that. Learn more, including menu highlights and hours here.

City Council At-Large Candidates Talk Broad Issues, Question Amazon in Boston

On Tuesday night in Roslindale, the eight candidates for the four At-Large City Council seats sat down together in a forum. The discussion focused on housing, transportation, the economy and the possibility of Amazon headquarters moving to Boston. Read more and see photos here.

Blessing of the Animals on a Sunny, Sunday Afternoon

The annual Blessing of the Animals was held last Sunday afternoon, hosted by clergy from Old North Church and joined by RUFF, the North End dog group. The perfect Autumn weather brought dozens of dogs and humans to the Prado, Paul Revere Mall. Read more and see photos here.

Editor’s Choice

Following the Saturday Evening Girls Up on the Roof

Jane Healey’s book, “The Saturday Evening Girls Club” is a fictionalized account of four young immigrant women living in the North End in the early 1900s. In this post, Natalie Romano Cinelli compares Healey’s book with her own, real-life account of growing up in the North End. Read more here.

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