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Weekly Top Reads: Feast of San Gennaro, St. Padre Pio Procession, Fishing Boat Murder, North End Autumn, Chapter 91 Waterfront Rights & Preserving Boston’s Wood Pilings

This week’s top posts on featured Saint processions, crime, real estate, and some local history. Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.

First Feast of San Gennaro in Boston’s North End Features Classy Entertainment and Italian Food (Photos)

Italian feast food and entertainment headlined the first annual Feast of San Gennaro on Hanover Street in the North End last weekend. A newly created statue of Saint Gennaro by the sculptor Ettore Marinelli was revealed just weeks after it was blessed by Pope Francis. Read more and see photos here.

Honoring St. Padre Pio, 50 Years After His Death [Procession Photos]

A procession honoring St. Padre Pio in recognition of the Feast Day which celebrates the 50th Anniversary of his passing was held on Sunday, September 23rd. A blood stained relic (first class) of St. Pio’s glove was carried through the streets, followed by a Mass at St. Leonard Church. Read more and see photos here.

Fishing Boat was Scene of Murder, Now Docked at Coast Guard Station

The boat, Captain Billy Haver, was the scene of a murder on Sunday as an investigation continues with the boat docked at the US Coast Guard station in Boston’s North End. The boat is an 83-foot fishing trawler based out of Virginia. Read more and see photos here.

Life on the Corner: Autumn in the North End, 1970

North Ender and columnist Nicholas Dello Russo reflects on winemaking season, an indicator that Autumn had arrived, in this narrative piece that paints an image of Fall in the neighborhood nearly fifty years ago. Read the full story here.

Workshop Encourages Residents to Advocate for Chapter 91 Waterfront Rights

The Conservation Law Foundation held a forum on September 20th about the role of Chapter 91 in protecting Boston’s waterfront, sponsored by the local group, We Are Boston’s Waterfront. Read more here.

Editor’s Choice

Underneath Boston: A City Built on Wood Piles Preserved by Groundwater

Boston Groundwater Trust (BGwT) has been working underneath the scenes to preserve the structural integrity of Boston since 1986, monitoring groundwater levels to be sure the wood pilings holding up businesses and homes in several neighborhoods remain strong. Read more and see their award-winning video series here.