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Weekly Top Reads: Saint Agrippina Feast, Governor Baker Sends Back AirBnB Bill, National Night Out, North Square History and NEMPAC Concert

This week’s top posts on featured the start to feasts season, short-term rentals, community events, history, music and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.

Saint Agrippina Benefit Society Celebrates 104th Anniversary Feast [Photos]

The 104th Feast of Saint Agrippina di Mineo marked the start of the 2018 “big” feasts last weekend. After a dedication, blessing and unveiling, the children’s procession led the way on Hanover Street on Friday evening followed by the large statue of Saint Agrippina. See photos here. Later in the weekend was the Grand Procession and Tug of War. See photos here.

Governor Baker Sends Back Proposed State Regulation of Short Term Rentals (AirBnb, etc.)

Governor Baker has sent back the Mass. legislature’s bill to regulate and tax short-term rentals. Baker has proposed an amendment exempting homeowners that rent out their units less than 14 days per year. The governor also wants to limit the information made available to the public from the proposed State registry of short-term rental housing units. Read more here.

North End Against Drugs’ National Night Out Brings Families and Police Together

As a part of North End Against Drugs (NEAD) North End Family Pride Week, National Night out brought families together with Boston police and local elected officials to build a stronger relationship between them all with activities and music at the Gassy Playground. Read more and see photos here.

“Brethren, Bethel, And Basilica” in North Square, Part 2

Native North Ender and Director of the International Catacomb Society Jessica Dello Russo shares part two of her historic narrative of North Square. This piece follows the religious history of the Seamen’s Bethel (now the Sacred Heart) and its pastor Father Taylor. Read more and see photos here.

NEMPAC Summer Concert Choir Shines at the Hatch Shell

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Summer Concert Choir opened with a pre-concert prelude for the Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s Verdi Requiem on August 1st at the Hatch Shell with hundreds in attendance at this distinguished outdoor performance space. Read more and see photos here.

Editor’s Choice

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Surprise Joan Murphy with Birthday Celebration

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) threw a surprise 89th birthday party for Joan Murphy at the park complete with friends, cake and well wishes. At the party, the FOCCP presented Joan with a certificate thanking her for all her hard work. Read more and see photos here.