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Weekly Top Reads: Municipal Harbor Plan Approved, Dog Park Opens, Taste of the North End Photos, Theft at Saint Leonard’s, Opening Day at Langone Park, & Piccolo Nido Anniversary

This week’s top posts on featured neighborhood celebrations, downtown development, opening days and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

State Approves Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan; Chiofaro and Hook Towers Move Forward With New Long Wharf Park

State regulators have finally approved the city’s Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan (MHP). City officials, led by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) received nearly all the flexibility they were seeking from the Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) for two new tower developments at the Harbor Garage and Hook Lobster sites. Read more here.

Prince Street Dog Park Opens in North End [Photos]

Local non-profit, RUFF, Responsible Urbanites for Fido, and the City of Boston held a banner Spring Grand Opening of the Prince Street Dog Park in the North End. Many humans brought their four-legged friends to explore and play at the two-level canine park. Read more and see photos here.

Taste of the North End Celebrates 25 Years; Honors Pam Donnaruma and Paolo D’Amore

Thanking some of the founders of Taste of the North End (L-R) Donato Frattaroli, Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, Marie “ReRe” Bamonte, Nancy Frattaroli, Pamela Donnaruma, Councilor Lydia Edwards, Sen. Joe Boncore and Jim Luisi

Celebrating 25 years, the annual Taste of the North End was a fabulous festival of food, charity and commemoration of the rich history of the neighborhood. Held last Friday, April 27th, the event set an attendance record of over 800 patrons coming out to the neighborhood’s largest fundraiser at the Steriti Memorial Ice Rink. Read more and see photos here.

Vandal Returns to Steal from Candle Boxes at St. Leonard’s Church

St. Leonard’s Church in Boston’s North End was recently vandalized, the latest in a series of damaging incidents over the years to steal money from church candle boxes. The suspect was caught in the act by Fr. Antonio Nardoianni using a rigid wire to open the money box under the statue of Saint Lucy. Read more here.

North End Opening Day at Langone Park: Honoring Robert “Teddy” Tomasone

Teddy throws the first pitch at NEAA Opening Day

The North End Athletic Association’s (NEAA) opening day was held at Langone Park last Saturday, April 28th. The first pitch was thrown out by Robert “Teddy” Tomasone, who was honored by community leaders, elected officials, families and friends for over 50 years of supporting NEAA, among many other youth causes in the neighborhood. Read more and see photos here.

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Piccolo Nido Celebrates 25th Anniversary [Photos]

Pino Irano, owner of Piccolo Nido, hosted a 25th anniversary celebration of his North Street restaurant this past weekend. Many friends and neighbors came to celebrate with Pino, including Representative Aaron Michlewitz who presented a citation from the State House. Read more and see photos here.