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Weekly Top Reads: Sail Loft Fire, Friends of Cutillo Park, Turf vs. Grass, Short-Term Rentals Hold Up, Madonna Della Cava Photos and Tour De Fat

This week’s top posts on featured businesses, local groups, real estate, events and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles of the past week.

Boston Fire Dept Responds to Smoke From Sail Loft

Boston Fire Department responded on Friday morning, around 6:30 a.m., to smoke coming from the Sail Loft restaurant, Atlantic Avenue, on the North End waterfront. Fortunately, no one was hurt and damage was minimal. Read more here.

Friends of Cutillo Park Formed

Cutillo Park on Stillman Street in the North End has long been neglected. This new community group will work to raise awareness and create improvements to the park. Read more and learn how to join here.

Residents’ Association Voices Concerns About Artificial Turf at Langone & Puopolo Parks

Members of the North End/Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) expressed concerns about the planned use of artificial turf for Puopolo Park at the August NEWRA meeting. Read more here.

Rep. Michlewitz Updates North End Residents on Holdup of Short Term Rental (Airbnb) Bill

Rep. Aaron Michlewitz appeared before the North End/Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) to give an update on the short term rentals / AirBnB legislation. Gov. Baker recently sent back the Mass. legislature’s bill to regulate and tax short-term rentals. Read more here.

98th Madonna Della Cava Feast Procession [Photo Gallery]

The Madonna Della Cava Society of Boston’s North End held their 98th annual feast last weekend. The MDC society brought out the image of Maria SS Della Cava, Principal Patron of Pietraperzia, Sicily, and processed until dark throughout Boston’s North End. Read more and see photos here.

Editor’s Choice

Tour De Fat Brings Whimsy and Fun Despite Rain at City Hall Plaza

Tour De Fat took over City Hall Plaza last week with music, games and camaraderie. Presented by New Belgium Brewing, the touring event aims to raise money for local bike non-profits in each city they visit. The theme for this year’s event was “Camp Tour De Fat,” featuring a campground aesthetic. Read more and watch the video here.