Weekly Top Reads: Old North Crypt, Langone & Puopolo Parks, Prince Building Birthday, Mayor at Wharf District Meeting & Prado Restorations

This week’s top articles on featured local restorations, old tombs, neighborhood birthdays and more! Read on to learn about the most popular posts from this past week.

What’s Inside the Tomb? Old North Opens Crypt Vault After 105 Years

On Tuesday morning, Boston City Archeologist Joe Bagley and Funerary Archeologist Jane Rousseau examined one of the 37 tombs in the Old North Church Crypt. They examined the inside of the tomb and door, looking at the contents of the tomb and how best to recover the tombs during future restoration work. Read more and see photos.

Kick Off Meeting Addresses Issues at Langone and Puopolo Parks

On Tuesday, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department hosted their first community meeting to discuss proposed improvements for Langone & Puopolo Parks on Commercial Street in the North End. The project aims to reinforce existing elements of the parks, as well as expand the walkable access, consider new lighting options and address rising sea levels. Read more.

100th Birthday Bash for the Prince Building [Photos]

In 1917, the Prince Macaroni Company expanded their business in Boston’s North End from Prince Street to Atlantic Avenue. Ever since, 63 Atlantic Avenue has been called The Prince Building. On Wednesday, residents celebrated the building’s 100th birthday! Read more and see photos.

Mayor Fields Wide Range of Questions at Wharf District Council

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh spoke at this week’s Wharf District Council meeting including an extended Q&A session with residents and business owners. Walsh emphasized Boston’s population growth and continuing need for housing, among other city concerns. Read the full meeting recap.

Prado / Paul Revere Mall Restoration Moves Forward With $2 Million Budget

With a larger $2 million budget, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department held a second and final community meeting to discuss restoration of the Prado / Paul Revere Mall last week. The Prado is getting a complete overhaul with nearly every inch being replaced. However, the original “Arthur Schurtleff” design and features will remain the same, using new red bricks and bluestone materials. Read more about the park improvements.

Editor’s Choice

Photo Gallery: NEMPAC Pumpkin Painting Is a Smashing Success!

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) hosted their annual Pumpkin Painting on the Prado last week. Over a hundred families came out this year to share in the fun! See photos from this annual neighborhood event.



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One Reply to “Weekly Top Reads: Old North Crypt, Langone & Puopolo Parks, Prince Building Birthday, Mayor at Wharf District Meeting & Prado Restorations

  1. Why is there street cleaning at 8:00 AM on Saturday morning when it is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday? Seems inefficient and costly to me. Nice use of tax dollars.

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