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Weekly Top Reads: Charlestown Bridge Project, Knockout North End, Good Neighbor Award, We Are Boston’s Waterfront, Greenway BID Approved & Historic Lincoln Wharf

This week’s top posts on featured bridge construction, business openings and updates, helpful neighbors and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Bracing for Summer Start of Charlestown Bridge Work; No Left Turn to Commercial St.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) presented updates to community members on the North Washington Street Bridge (i.e., Charlestown Bridge) replacement project. The new design will feature widened sidewalks, separated bike lanes, bus rapid transit lanes, and landscaping between pedestrians/bicyclists and vehicular traffic. Read more and see images here.

Knockout North End to Open on Salem Street in May

Knockout North End, a boxing and fitness studio offering group exercise, personal training options, and an intense jump rope workout is opening at 89 Salem Street in early May. The approximately 2,000 square foot space will have a 12×12 foot boxing ring, boxing bags hung from custom-made steel beams and more. Read on and see photos here.

Maria Ciampa Receives Good Neighbor Award

Maria (Pidg) Ciampa was recently presented with the Good Neighbor Recognition Award for her efforts in keeping the North End neighborhood clean. Maria is on the RUFF Board of Directors and is a lifelong resident of Snow Hill Street. Read more here.

We Are Boston’s Waterfront Updates Residents Association

Co-founder Sydney Asbury explained the new community group, We Are Boston’s Waterfront, that emerged from the “Save Our North End Waterfront” effort that stopped a hotel proposal at Lewis Wharf in 2016. One of the group’s first efforts is taking place in Charlestown by working with engineers to prevent sewer backups during storm flooding events. Read more and watch the meeting video here.

Greenway Business Improvement District (BID) Approved By City Council

The establishment of a Greenway Business Improvement District (BID) was announced earlier this week following approval of the petition by Boston City Council. The Greenway BID will contribute $1.5 million to The Greenway each year. Read more here.

Editor’s Choice

Historic Neighborhood Photo: Lincoln Wharf

Back in 1899, the corner of Commercial and Battery Street in the North End looked a lot different than it does today. This area, known as Lincoln Wharf, brought many ships with immigrants, primarily from Canada, to unload and come into the city. Read more and see photos here.