This week’s top posts include local awardees, reconstruction projects, parade photos and more! Read on below to see the most popular NorthEndWaterfront.com articles from this past week.

Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi and City Councilor Sal LaMattina Honored with Michael A. Nazzaro Public Service Awards [Photos]

Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi and District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina were honored with the Michael A. Nazzaro, Jr. Public Service Award at this year’s Columbus Day Celebration Reception. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh took part in the presentations as did State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, State Sen. Joe Boncore and City Councilors who attended. Read more and see photos here.

“Huzzah!” for North Square Groundbreaking in Boston’s North End

Students from St. John’s and Eliot Schools shouted “Huzzah!” at Wednesday’s ceremonial groundbreaking for the North Square reconstruction project in Boston’s North End. Mayor Martin J. Walsh led the groundbreaking that will kick off a Spring 2018 start to the $2.5 million reconstruction project led by Boston Public Works Department. Read more here.

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Italian American Heritage, Military, Police/Fire Depts and Politics on Display at North End Columbus Day Parade [Photos]

The bi-annual North End Columbus Day Parade was held last Sunday October 8th, beginning at City Hall Plaza and making its way through downtown Boston, the waterfront and into the North End. Read more and see photos from the event here.

Giovanni Picariello Place Dedicated at Modern Pastry on Hanover Street

The late owner of Modern Pastry, Giovanni Picariello, was remembered at a sign unveiling last Sunday. The honorary City of Boston street sign designates “Giovanni Picariello Place” outside the landmark pastry shop. Read more here.

North End Music and Performing Arts Center Campaign for 128 North Street

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) has compiled a capital campaign to support a bid on the Sumner Tunnel Administration Building to expand their arts programming space. The 128 North Street building, currently owned by the MA Department of Transportation, is also being sought by the North Bennet Street School. Read more about NEMPAC’s hopes and plans for the building here.


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