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This week’s top posts covered voting details and results for Boston’s municipal election on November 7, but that’s not the only notable news from the neighborhood! Other popular reads included local celebrations, Marquis Health updates, library community survey results and more! Read on below to see the past week’s top articles.

Lydia Edwards

Lydia Edwards Wins Election for District 1 City Council Seat Over Stephen Passacantilli

In a hard fought race for the District 1 City Council seat, East Boston resident Lydia Edwards took the win over Stephen Passacantilli of the North End. Unofficial results show that Edwards won by 730 votes, taking 53% of the votes in the district-wide race where ~13,000 total voted. Read more election results here.

Marquis Health Services Assumes Management of Fulton Street Nursing Facility

Marquis Health Services, the healthcare affiliate of Tryko Partners, LLC, has assumed operational management of North End Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Boston. The organization will begin a $5 million renovation at the skilled nursing facility – formerly known as Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center – in early 2018. Read more here.

Bishop Gail Harris and Rev. Stephen Ayres

Banner Celebration for Steve Ayres 20th Anniversary at Old North Church [Photos]

Old North Church congregation and friends came out on Monday night to honor Rev. Stephen T. Ayres and his 20th Anniversary as Vicar of the Old North Church in Boston’s North End. Read more and see photos from the celebration here.

Friends of the North End Library Share Survey Results

The Friends of the North End Library have shared the results of their neighborhood survey, designed to gather feedback about our local library at 25 Parmenter Street. Read what the community likes and what improvements were suggested here.

Johannah Malone, ABCD NE/WE NSC Fundraising Specialist; Maria Stella Gulla, ABCD NE/WE NSC Director; Mr. John J. Drew, President/CEO ABCD; Emily Shea, Commissioner on Elder Affairs; Kathleen Flynn, ABCD Board of Directors, Neighborhood Sector-South Boston

ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center Buona Sera [Photos]

ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) fundraising celebration, Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends, raised nearly $50,000 to aid low-income and elderly residents of the North End and West End who turn to the center for assistance. Read more and see photos from the event here.

Editor’s Choice

Columbus Park Trellis Lighting on Monday, November 20th

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 15th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis on Monday, November 20, beginning at 5pm. Read more here.


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