This week’s top posts on featured neighborhood businesses, discussions about a larger community center, local events, fundraisers and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.

Monica’s Pasta Shop Opens on Richmond Street in Boston’s North End

Monica’s Pasta Shop is now open at 141 Richmond Street, next to the longstanding Vinoteca di Monica. The homemade pasta story at Monica’s goes back to 1995 when Chef Jorge Mendoza Iturraide brought fresh pasta to the menu at the original Monica’s restaurant. Read more here.

Consensus for Larger North End Community Center, But Where? [Meeting Video]

North End residents agree with the city’s architects that a larger community center is needed for the neighborhood. City officials have narrowed it down to three options: renovating the existing Nazzaro Center, Mirabella Pool House and Sargent’s Wharf. Read more including residents’ responses here and vote in our poll here.

Halloween Happenings: Your Guide to a Spook-tacular Time!

Halloween kicks off this weekend with some great local events leading up to the spookiest night of the year. The North End parade and party will take place on Sunday, and neighborhood trick-or-treating will commence Wednesday afternoon. See the full lineup here.

Nicolina “Nellie” Martignetti Celebrates 100th Birthday

Lifelong North End resident Nellie Martignetti celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this month! Nellie lived on Charter Street and later Endicott Street. She now resides at the North End Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. Read more about Nellie and her words of wisdom here.

Photo Gallery: 2018 Head of the Charles Regatta

Thousands gathered around the Charles River last weekend to watch the 54th Head of the Charles Regatta. Among the participants was North End resident Jordan Klysner. Read more about Jordan here and see more photos of the event here.

Editor’s Choice

North End Music & Performing Arts Center Scores Big at Celtics 50/50 Raffle Night

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) scored big at the Boston Celtics game on Monday, selling a total of $6,700 in 50/50 raffle tickets with 50% going back to NEMPAC. A team of over 40 volunteers made up of students, parents, and friends of NEMPAC worked hard to sell raffle tickets before and during the game. Read more and see photos here.

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