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Weekly Top Reads: Chase Bank at Cross Street, N. Washington Bridge Work, Good Neighbor Award, Corner Café Softball Victory, Italian Heritage Month Mass, NEMPAC Performance Season Begins

This week’s top posts on featured new businesses, construction, neighborhood awards, sports, events and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.

Chase Bank Coming to North End at Salem & Cross Streets, Formerly Peet’s Coffee and Goody Glover’s

Using a rendering of a branch at 50 Salem Street in Boston’s North End, megabank J.P. Morgan Chase announced a large scale expansion in the Boston area with over 60 new bank branches and 130 ATMs. The rendering location is at high profile corner along the Cross Street plaza. Read more here.

Overnight Off-Peak Lane Closures for N. Washington Street Bridge Begin in October

MassDOT is reminding the public that work-related activities are beginning this month on the N. Washington Street bridge connecting the North End and Charlestown, which will involve overnight off-peak lane closures. A series of public meetings will soon be announced to discuss construction plans. Read more here.

Peter Baldassari Receives Good Neighbor Award

Peter Baldassari was recently presented with the Good Neighbor Recognition Award for his efforts in keeping the North End neighborhood clean. Peter sweeps Hanover Street and around the corner to Battery Street frequently. He also created and maintains the “All Saints Way” shrine. Read more here.

Corner Café Rules North End Softball Again

The Corner Café, for the eighteenth time in 22 years, took home the North End Men’s Softball Championship. Read more about the team’s 15-1-1 regular season and playoff run to defeat Cobblestone Café and Rocco’s Café here.

Photo Gallery: Opening Mass for Italian Heritage Month Celebrated by Cardinal O’Malley at St. Leonard Church

The Society of Saint Joseph held an opening Mass for Italian Heritage Month on Sunday, September 30 at Saint Leonard Church in the North End. Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley presided over the Mass. Photographer Gerri Palladino shares his photos from the event here.

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Cellist Mastromatteo & Pianist Wright-Ivanova Duo, Along with NEMPAC Students, Inaugurated NEMPAC’s Performance Season

World-renowned cellist Dr. Francesco Mastromatteo and acclaimed pianist Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova kicked off the 2018-19 Performing Season for the North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) on Friday, September 28 at the North Bennet Street School. This concert was preceded by special performances of three award-winning students in our community: Nell Jacobsen, Meara Mahoney Gross and Ferdinand Carangelo. Read more and see photos here.