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Weekly Top Reads: Galleria Umberto Award, Development Planning, Vincenza’s 105th Birthday, Residents’ Association Updates, Councilor Edwards Appointed to Housing Trust, & Molasses Memories

This week’s most popular articles on featured business awards, waterfront development planning, birthdays, government updates, historical events and more! Read on below to see the top posts from this past week.

North End’s Galleria Umberto Receives 2018 America’s Classics Award from James Beard Foundation

Quite an honor was bestowed upon the North End’s own Galleria Umberto as the James Beard Foundation selected the pizzeria to receive one of the five 2018 America’s Classics awards. Read more here.

City Responds to Development Planning Task Force For North End Waterfront Parcels

Last month, nine North End / Waterfront condominium boards reached out to city officials in a joint letter to address the remaining open development parcels in the neighborhood. This past week, BPDA’s Director Brian Golden agreed to meet with the group for a further detailed discussion. Read more, including both letters, here.

North End Native Vincenza Raspa Celebrates 105th Birthday

Vincenza surrounded by family.

North End native Vincenza Raspa, celebrated her 105th birthday last weekend! Vincenza was born in 1913 and grew up in the North End, attending local schools and working in Boston. Read more and see photos here.

Residents Association Supports New Hanover St. Restaurant and Snelling Place Addition; Plus Committee Reports & Airbnb Regs

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) held its monthly meeting last Thursday where they voted in favor of the 3 Snelling Place and 283 Hanover Street renovations. Read more meeting highlights here.

City Councilor Lydia Edwards Appointed to Boston’s Neighborhood Housing Trust

City Councilor Lydia Edwards being sworn in by City Clerk Maureen Feeney.

Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards was sworn in by city clerk Maureen Feeney on Wednesday to serve on the Boston’s Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT). The trust prioritizes funding for affordable and workforce units throughout the City by working with developers on large scale projects. Read more here.

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99th Anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood in Boston’s North End

Last Monday marked the 99th anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston’s North End. Twenty one people were killed and another 150 injured when the 50 foot high steel tank ruptured and exploded, sending a wave of molasses down Commercial Street at 35mph. Read more and see photos here.