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Weekly Top Reads: St. Joseph Procession, Tileston Street Building, Library Photo Exhibit, Commercial Wharf Bill, Pool Wars & North End Baseball

This week’s top posts on featured cultural celebrations, real estate, local events, athletics and more! Read on below to see the most popular reads from the past week.

St. Joseph Procession Continues the Tradition [Photos]

Societa San Giuseppe di Riesi held their annual procession to honor the popular Saint Joseph last Sunday afternoon. Carrying the St. Joseph statue through the streets of Boston’s North End, the group was accompanied by the the North End Marching Band and the Northeast Italian-American Band. See photos here.

Community Use, Possibly NEMPAC, Favored for Vacant Tileston Street Buildings

Boston City Council’s Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation held a hearing on Monday over several surplus parcels, including 48 and 50 Tileston Street. Once the city council grants the transfer to the Property Facilities Commission, the city will work with the North End to see what they want to go in the vacant property. Read more here.

North End Library Photo Poster Exhibit – Assignment: North End

Suffolk University summer photojournalism class students, with Prof. Ken Martin of the Communication and Journalism Department, have installed an exhibit of posters highlighting the North End at the North End Branch library. Read more and see photos here.

Commercial Wharf Ch. 91 Exemption Would Grandfather Mixed Use & Parking Rights

The battle at Commercial Wharf for access, use and parking rights continues on the North End waterfront. In the latest news, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) has filed bill H.4505, an act authorizing Commercial Wharf East Condominium Association under the Tidelands Public Trust Doctrine and preventing residents from being forced to leave. Read more here.

Pool Wars! Neighborhood Parents Irritated by Midday Closing of Mirabella Pool for City Campers

A new city policy that closes the North End’s Mirabella pool to the public weekdays between 3-4pm for the exclusive use of a city-run summer camp group has some North End residents upset. At a meeting with local officials this week, parents asked the camp swim time to be moved earlier in the day so it would not interrupt public use. Read more here.

Editor’s Choice

North End Athletic Association vs. South Berwick: The Start of Something New

A new tradition began this year when the North End under 9 year old All-Stars played a game against South Berwick, Maine. After a back and forth score, the North End Athletic Association brought home the win! Read more here.