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Weekly Top Reads: Affordable Housing, Blocked Left Turn, Historic Neon Signs, Lo Grasso’s Barber Shop, New Moms & Ameno Retirement

This week’s top posts on featured development plans, art installations, business re-openings, community groups and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Affordable, Elderly Housing Planned for North End’s Knights of Columbus Building

Ausonia Home Association plans to convert the council quarters of the Knights of Columbus, Ausonia Council #1513 at 41 North Margin Street to 23 affordable, elderly apartments and new council quarters. The complex will also have a large community room. Read more here.

Elected Officials Object to Blocking Turns from N. Washington Street Bridge to North End’s Commercial Street

Local elected officials are objecting to plans that will block left turns from Charlestown to the North End’s Commercial Street during construction of a replacement North Washington Street Bridge. Read more, including the complete letter, here.

Historic Neon Signs from Local Businesses to Join Greenway Art Displays

One of eight signs to be displayed on the Greenway. Photo courtesy of Dave Waller.

As part of a new art installation, the Greenway will exhibit eight Massachusetts neon signs used by local businesses during the mid 1900s. The signs, part of a collection owned by Malden-based collector Dave Waller, will be installed near the Rings Fountain between India and State Streets. See a photo of one of the signs and read more here.

Lo Grasso’s Barber Shop Reopens at Former Boschetto’s Bakery Location on Salem Street

Lo Grasso’s Barber Shop has moved all the way across the street to 158 Salem Street. Gaetano & Rocco Master Barbers have taken up the space formerly occupied by Boschetto’s Bakery. Read more here.

A Guide to Boston Mothers’ Groups featured in the May 2018 Boston Magazine highlighted the North End’s own New Moms Group, founded in 2012 by resident Meghan Warner Denenberg out of her condo building. Read more here.

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Farewell Celebration for Carl Ameno, Nazzaro Center Director [Photos]

Kids gather with outgoing director Carl Ameno

A farewell dinner was held at Filippo’s Ristorante for Carl Ameno, who is retiring as Director of the Nazzaro Community Center after 45 years in service to the City of Boston. Read more and see photos from the event here.