Weekly Top Reads: St. Leonard’s Restoration, Lyft Threats, Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting, Nazzaro Center Survey, North Station Traffic Plan & Basketball Bonanza!

This week’s top posts featured North End restorations, holiday festivities, possible traffic solutions and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Reopening of Restored Saint Leonard Church on December 17 [Photos]

Saint Leonard Church recently underwent a much-needed year-long renovation project. The multi-million-dollar project, completed in December, is one of the most extensive restorations of the church since its construction in 1885. Read more and see photos here.

Lyft Driver Threatens Assault With Metal Pipe in North End

A Lyft driver became violent and threatened a couple with a metal pipe near the corner of Hanover and Clark Streets last Sunday night. Lyft said in a statement that they have suspended the driver. Read more here.

85-Foot Tree Lit at Faneuil Hall with New Blink! Show

The 85-foot Christmas tree was lit aglow on Tuesday night at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh were on hand for a televised program that featured musical performances by The Boston Children’s Chorus, Blue Man Group, and Newton-native Rachel Platten. Read more and see photos here.

North End Community Center Study Meeting – Wednesday December 13th

A community meeting will be held as part of the Nazzaro Community Center Study on Wednesday December 13th from 6:30pm – 8pm at the Nazzaro Center. The survey being conducted is a tool for telling the city how the community center fits into your life, and how a new or renovated building could better meet the community’s needs. Learn more and take the survey here.

Final Report: Dealing With North Station Area Traffic Congestion

After a year of study, city officials have put together their final plan to decrease the frustrations of traffic congestion in the North Station area, while also making neighborhood experiences safer and more enjoyable. Learn more about the North Station Area Mobility Action Plan and the projects it comprises here.

Editor’s Choice

Second Annual North End Basketball Bonanza a Success

North End Against Drugs and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz presented the 2nd Annual North End Basketball Bonanza on Friday, November 17th at the Nazzaro Center courts. More than 50 children competed for several trophies awarded to the winners of the skills challenge and knockout competition. Read more and see photos here.

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