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Weekly Top Reads: Closed 7-Elevens, Fireworks, the “Hanover Hole”, Boston Public Schools Audit, Feast Photos, & End of Summer at the Pool

This week’s top posts on featured closing businesses, neighborhood construction, schools, end of summer celebrations and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Two of Three 7-Eleven Stores Close in North End / Waterfront

Two longtime 7-Eleven chain retail franchises have closed in the past few weeks in the North End / Waterfront area. At 464 Hanover Street, on the corner of Commercial Street, the lease was not renewed. On Atlantic Ave., at the Harbor Garage site, the 7-Eleven has also closed. Read more here.

Fireworks Spectacular Over Boston Harbor for Labor Day Weekend

For the sixth year in a row, a group of local non-profits illuminated Boston Harbor last Thursday for the start of Labor Day weekend, as another summer unofficially comes to an end. Twin barges located between Long Wharf and the Seaport provided nearly a half-hour of booming colors to light up the harbor. See photos here.

Residential Construction Moving Forward at “Hanover Hole”

For over a decade, there has been a large gap at 244 Hanover Street between Spagnuolo’s and Ristorante Fiore. Though it has been repeatedly designated for development, projects kept falling through. Finally, it seems, a permanent development is taking place. Read more and see photos here.

Audit Finds Student Fund Reporting Gaps at Boston Public Schools, Including Eliot School

Along with most other Boston Public Schools, the Eliot K-8 School in Boston’s North End has been cited for several inadequacies in the recording and tracking of student activity funds as part a citywide audit. Read more here.

2018 North End Feast Photos by Jeff Tamagini

Photographer Jeff Tamagini has been walking with the North End feast processions for several years. He is planning on making a book after about ten years. See his photos from the 2018 St. Agrippina, St. Anthony’s and Fisherman’s Feasts here.

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End of Summer BBQ at Mirabella Pool

It was a beautiful hot day on Sunday for the end of summer barbecue at the Mirabella Pool in Boston’s North End. The pool closed up shop for the season on Labor Day. See photos here.