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Weekly Top Reads: Fratelli Restaurant, Short-Term Rentals Endorsement, Santa Maria di Anzano Photos, Columbus Park Summer Events, Councilor Edwards Newsletter & Pride Day Photos

This week’s top posts on featured new business endeavors, short-term rentals, updates from Councilor Edwards and community events! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

North End Restauranteurs DePasquale & Varano to Open “Fratelli” at Encore Casino

Longtime North End restauranteurs, Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano, are teaming up in a new joint venture to open an Italian restaurant, Fratelli, just off the gaming room floor at the new Encore casino. Read more here.

New Report Supports Mayor’s Proposed Ordinance to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

The Alliance of Downtown Civic Organizations has released a follow-up report in conjunction with their strong endorsement of Mayor Walsh’s amended ordinance on short-term rentals. Read more and see the full report here.

Photo Gallery: Procession Honoring Santa Maria di Anzano

The first Sunday of June always brings the first Italian religious procession of the season to Boston’s North End, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano. Devotees walked the streets with the North End Marching Band for the entire day through the neighborhood. See photos here.

Summer Fun in Christopher Columbus Park: Independence Day Celebrations, Lawn Games, Movies, Arts & Crafts, and Fitness Classes

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will host a variety of free family-friendly events all summer! Join the FOCCP at 110 Atlantic Avenue for weekly lawn games, movies, exercise classes and more special celebrations. See the full schedule here.

From the Councilor: Budget Summaries, East Boston Master Plan, PILOT Program, Little Mystic Boat Ramp, Affordable Housing & Tax Relief

Read the latest newsletter from City Councilor Lydia Edwards to the District One community. Topics include budget allocations, development plans, community discussions, housing and more. See the full letter here.

Editor’s Choice

Boston Pride Week Comes to Faneuil Hall [Photos]

The 48th Boston Pride Parade will take place this Saturday, June 9, beginning at noon in Copley Square. To kick-off the celebrations, Pride Day at Faneuil Hall took place last weekend. With a colorful flourish, LGBTQ+ community members and New England natives waltzed their way into Faneuil Hall Marketplace for family-fun and entertainment. See photos here.