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Weekly Top Reads: Community Center Site Debate, Man Falls from Party Cruise, Council Votes Against Citizens Bank, Artificial Turf Wins Out, Santa Rosalia Procession, TONE Bocce Tournament

This week’s top posts on featured real estate proposals, local events and the end to the turf wars. Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Opposition Emerges Toward Potential North End Community Center Site Next to Mirabella Pool

A mass mailing was sent to thousands of North End / Waterfront residents this week opposing a new community center at the site next to the Mirabella Pool. The City has yet to decide on a site, although the Commercial Street location remains under consideration. Read more and see the mailing here.

Man Dies After Falling Off “Get Lei’d” Party Cruise Boat in Boston Harbor

Divers recovered a body early on Sunday morning of a 21 year-old man, on the bottom of Boston Harbor near Peddocks Island. The man fell overboard from the “Get Lei’d” party cruise on Saturday night around 8:30 p.m. Read more here.

Neighborhood Council Votes Against Citizens Bank at 198 Hanover Street

Citizens Bank presented their petition at the September Neighborhood Council meeting for a conditional use permit for a bank and ATM at 198 Hanover Street, taking over the middle storefront of Charter Realty’s Cross Street building. The council voted 4-1 in opposition to Citizens Bank. Read more and watch the video here.

City to use Artificial Turf at Puopolo Fields in North End

Despite some opposition, artificial turf will be used at the Puopolo Fields on Commercial Street with natural grass remaining at Langone Park’s little league field, according to a community letter issued by Boston Parks Commissioner, Chris Cook. Read more here.

Procession of Santa Rosalia in Boston’s North End [Photos]

Santa Rosalia di Palermo Society held their 79th Annual Mass and Procession on Sunday in Boston’s North End. The Santa Rosalia Society was formed in Boston in 1939 hailing from Palermo, Italy. See photos here.

Editor’s Choice

Sal Balsamo Honored at 15th Annual Taste of the North End Bocce Tournament

Beating out over 100 players, Nino Rinaldi and Matteo Norcia won the first place trophy at the 15th Annual Taste of the North End Bocce Tournament, held on September 9, 2018 in Boston’s North End. This year, the Taste of the North End paid homage to Sal Balsamo with dozens of family members attending the bocce tournament. Read more and see photos here.