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Weekly Top Reads: Charlestown Bridge, Haymarket Hotel, North Square Art, Abstract Sculpture Reconfiguration, Public Hearing About Flooding, & NEMPAC Perform-a-Thon!

This week’s top posts on featured a bunch of different development projects – buildings, bridges, and art! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

North Washington Street Bridge Project Approved – Public Meeting April 19

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors have approved a $177 million contract to replace the North Washington Street Bridge between the North End and Charlestown. Work-related activities will begin this spring. Read more and see photo renderings here.

Parcel 9 – Haymarket Hotel Project Team Presents Height Change From 65.0 to 69.5 Feet

On Monday, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) hosted a public meeting to discuss the Parcel 9 – Haymarket Hotel project. The meeting was called specifically to address a key change in the project; an increase in the buildings maximum height, from 65 feet to a maximum of 69.5 feet. Read more and see diagrams here.

A&J Art + Design Presents North Square Redesign Update at Neighborhood Council Meeting

Ann Hirsch and Jeremy Angier of A&J Art+Design presented an update on the four interactive sculptures being designed for North Square at the March North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council meeting. Read more and watch the video here.

Armenian Heritage Park Reconfiguration of Abstract Sculpture & Spring Events

The reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway will take place on Sunday, April 8 at 7am. This annual event is symbolic of all who were pulled away from their country of origin and came to these shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways. Read more and see photos from last year here.

Public Hearing To Discuss City Flooding March 26

A council hearing to discuss flooding in the City of Boston will take place on Monday, March 26th at 11am at City Hall. Members of the public are invited to attend and present information. Read more, including the hearing notice, here.

Editor’s Choice

NEMPAC’s Perform-A-Thon Event Wrap Up

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center’s Annual Fundraising Concert, PERFORM-A-THON, took place on Saturday, March 17th at THE KITCHEN in the Boston Public Market, and featured a three-hour-show with performances from NEMPAC students and faculty. Read more and watch the video here.