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Weekly Top Reads: City Hall Redesign, Peet’s Closes, Super Yacht “Elysian”, North Square History, Cutillo Park Mural & Diaper Drive

This week’s top posts on featured property redesigns, businesses, boats, local history and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.

Walsh Announces Progress on Redesign of City Hall

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the comprehensive redesign of the City Hall campus which will include infrastructure improvements to City Hall and the North side of the plaza. Read more here.

Another One Bites the Dust: Peet’s Coffee Closes

Last Friday, July 13, Peet’s Coffee on the corner of Salem and Cross Streets closed its doors for good. Staff members attribute the closing to the fact that the store simply had less business during its second year than the first. Read more here.

Super Yacht Watch: John Henry’s “Elysian” Docked in Boston Harbor

For the Summer 2018, Boston Globe and Red Sox owner, John Henry, has anchored his Elysian in Boston Harbor, a 217 foot yacht built in 2014. The Elysian has a crew of 17 and can host 12 guests in six cabins. Read more and see photos here.

“Brethren, Bethel, And Basilica” – North Square Worship Sites From 1649 to Today

As North Square undergoes a $2.5 million reconstruction, Jessica Dello Russo of Boston’s North End and the International Catacomb Society takes readers on a literary tour of the religious history of the square. Read part one and see photos here.

New Mural at Cutillo Park

Over the course of the past week, Cutillo Park has been hosting a crew of teens from the Mayor’s office who have been working on a mural along the back wall of the park. This and other murals are an effort to restore the park for kids and families. Read more and see photos here.

Editor’s Choice

North End Mom Hosted a Diaper Drive and Collected 1,150 Diapers for Low Income Families

Faria Chowdhury lives in the neighborhood and has two boys. When her youngest son grew into the next size diaper she wondered what she could do with the remaining smaller sized diapers. She hosted a drive and collected over 1,150 diapers! Now there is a donation box at the North End library where anyone can donate. Read more here.