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Weekly Top Reads: The Hub on Causeway, Super Bowl Bets, Noise Mapping, Good Neighbor Award, Coastal Resilience Plan, and the Old North End

This week’s top posts on featured development milestones, local awards, environmental planning and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Topping-Off For ‘The Hub on Causeway’ Development Project at North Station

A major milestone for ‘The Hub on Causeway’ project was celebrated last Tuesday when the final beam was signed and raised, marking the symbolic completion of phase one of this three-phase development at North Station and the TD Garden. Read more and see photos of what the completed project will look like here.

Super Bowl 2018 Launches New Revolutionary War: Old North Church Vs. Betsy Ross House

The Betsy Ross House of Philadelphia has challenged the Old North Church & Historic Site to a bet over who will win Super Bowl 2018. If the Philadelphia Eagles win, Old North Church will fly a 13-Star flag. When the New England Patriots win, the Betsy Ross House will hang two lanterns. Read more here. Also read about another local bet with a Philly business here.

Your Guide to Boston Noise and Traffic is Here

A new tool is available that could provide some interesting truths about noise and traffic in Boston. Although it is still in its early stages of development, Total Home Score is a resource designed for prospective home buyers or renters to better understand hidden factors that may ultimately impact their decisions about where to live. Read more and see how your street measures up here.

George Collins Receives Good Neighbor Recognition Award

George Collins was recently presented with the Good Neighbor Recognition Award for his efforts in cleaning around his Unity Street property. This monthly award is voted by NEWRA’s Executive Committee and presented to local businesses, organizations and property owners that contribute to making our neighborhood beautiful. Read more and see photos here.

Wharf District Council Requests Coastal Resilience Plan for Downtown / Wharf District / North End Waterfront

The Wharf District Council (WDC) has sent a request to Austin Blackmon, Chief of Environment, Energy & Open Space for the City of Boston for a coastal resilience solutions plan for our neighborhood. The WDC is requesting a project similar to ones already done in East Boston & Charlestown be launched for the area from the Charles River Dam to the Fort Point Channel. Read more, including the full letter here.

Editor’s Choice

The Old North End

In this article, Phil Bellone, who grew up in Boston’s North End in the 1950s and 60s, captures some of the spirit of the North End from his childhood. Read more, including comments from other longtime residents here.