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Weekly Top Reads: Starbucks Deferred, Prince Street Baby, Elevated Green Line Exhibit, Storefront History, Harborwalk Website and Pizza

This week’s top posts on featured the heated Starbucks conversation, new neighbors, local history, the Harborwalk and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Mayor Walsh Tells Starbucks to Withdraw Proposal for North End Location

Mayor Marty Walsh came out strongly against the proposed North End location at the Charter Realty development on Cross Street, between Hanover and Salem last week, following a rousing neighborhood meeting. Since then, the Starbucks proposal has been deferred indefinitely.

Baby Born on Prince Street Sidewalk

A woman gave birth on the Prince Street sidewalk this week in the early morning hours! According to comments, mom and baby are doing well and are already home. Read more here.

Elevated Green Line Photo Exhibit at West End Museum

The West End Museum’s new photo exhibit, Before the El Came Down: Photographs by John Woolf, will offer a glimpse into the final days of the elevated green line tracks to visitors beginning July 24. Read more here.

Life on the Corner: Storefront Society

Lifelong North End and columnist Nicholas Dello Russo describes the old storefront culture of the North End. In reminiscing about local businesses over the years, he also discusses the painting of neighborhood stores to match the color or theme of their wares. Read the full story here.

New Harborwalk Website Launches at was launched this week by Boston Harbor Now, in cooperation with State and City agencies to help residents and visitors discover and navigate the Harborwalk’s privately-owned public spaces. Read more here.

Editor’s Choice

Pizza Lovers Dominate City Hall Plaza at Second Annual Boston Pizza Festival

Boston Pizza Festival took over City Hall Plaza last weekend for their second annual international event. This year’s event saw much improvement from 2017 with no extra fee per slice, shorter lines, vendors staying open throughout the day, and much more room available for festival goers. Read more and see photos here.