Weekly Top Reads: Ward 3 Caucus, City Councilor Newsletter, Senator Boncore Fundraiser, Old North End II, Haymarket Hotel Height

This week’s top posts on featured political news and events, historical stories, development projects and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Ward 3 Democrats Elect Delegates at 2018 Caucus

Democrats from Ward 3 held their annual caucus in Boston’s North End on Saturday to elect delegates for the upcoming State Convention, being held this June in Worcester. Delegates will choose the Democratic candidates for Mass. Governor, U.S. Senator and other statewide offices including Treasurer, Auditor and Attorney General. Read more and watch the video here.

From the Councilor: One Charlestown, Noyes Playground, Short-Term Rentals, Suffolk Downs and More

City Councilor Lydia Edwards’ first monthly newsletter, District One-Stop-Shop, covers city council updates, redevelopment projects, and upcoming community meetings. Read more and see the full newsletter here.

State Senator Joe Boncore Hosts Fundraiser in North End [Photos]

(L-R) Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, Sen. Joe Boncore and Rep. Adrian Madaro

A “who’s who” of the local political scene came out to Boston’s North End on Wednesday night in support of State Senator Joe Boncore. The fundraiser at Battery Wharf drew a large crowd to the new ballroom venue on the waterfront. See photos from the event here.

The Old North End, Part II

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

Haymarket Hotel Proposes Height Change From 65.0 to 69.5 Feet to Boost Floor-to-Ceiling Spaces

A notice of project change (NPC) and amendment to the planned development area of the Parcel 9 – Haymarket Hotel project calls for an increase of the building’s maximum height from 65 to 69.5 feet. Read more here.