Dozens of locals came out for holiday festivities by the North End Beautification Committee featuring the lighting the Christmas tree at the corner of Cross and Hanover Streets. Hot chocolate was on hand from Caffé Paradiso (served by Drew and Adrian) with NEMPAC carolers and Victor Brogna and Dave on trumpet. Kids from the Saint John School had their annual bake sale and a special visit from Santa topped off the evening. Also attending were State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, State Senator Joe Boncore, outgoing City Councilor Sal LaMattina and incoming City Councilor Lydia Edwards.
The North End Beautification Committee wishes to thank the businesses and residents who provided funds for the tree and plants that created a truly festive atmosphere. The committee has also installed wreathes with bows on the light poles of many streets in the neighborhood. Members of the NEBC include Patricia Thibotout, Allison Seavey and Sarah Doracaj.