This week’s top reads on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured neighborhood history, city council updates, parks improvements, local elections and community events! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

A Shtetl in the City, Part 3, “A Vanished World”

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This third installment of Nicholas Dello Russo’s A Shtetl in the City, reflects on the Jewish history of the North End, and the people and businesses that used to make up the neighborhood. Images included in his story show faded Jewish signs on today’s buildings. Read the story and see photos here.

Boston City Council Debates Short-Term Rental Regulations

Boston’s City Council held a working session regarding the Mayor’s revised ordinance that regulates short-term rentals in the City of Boston. A slim edge appears in favor of the Mayor’s amended guidelines that would effectively ban short-term rentals from non-owner occupied buildings, eliminating investor units and absentee landlords. Read more here.

Design Concepts Released for Langone and Puopolo Parks

Boston Parks & Recreation hosted their third and final community meeting this week to discuss improvements to Langone & Puopolo Parks in the North End. At the meeting, two design recommendations were shared and residents provided their feedback. Read more and see diagrams here.

Councilor Edwards Talks Trash Hokies, Curb at Salem & Prince, Sidewalk Antennas, Hanover Paving

City Councilor Lydia Edwards addressed neighborhood concerns about trash, the high curb near Bova’s, Hanover Street re-paving plans and cell phone antenna boxes at a Committee on Ways & Means meeting last week. Read more and watch the video here.

Five Candidates Elected in 2018 Election for North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council

On Saturday, May 19th, residents voted to elect five members to the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council: Marie Simboli, John Pregmon, Brett Roman, Patrick Bova and Joel (Jody) Faller. These elected individuals will serve a two-year term on the Council and join the other six sitting members who have one year left. Read more here.

Editor’s Choice

Photos: Third Annual North End Charity Cornhole Classic

Last Sunday was the Third Annual North End Cornhole Classic at The Living Room and Richmond Street to benefit the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund and North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC). 100 cornhole teams participated and many others gathered to watch and enjoy the event. Read more and see photos here.


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