Weekly Top Reads: All Saints Day Parade, National Grid No Show, Neighborhood Night, Compact Living Pilot, RUFF Dog Show & Boston Community Collaborative at Celtics

This week’s top posts on featured Saints celebrations, city plans and pilots, neighborhood fundraising, local events and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.

Photo Gallery: “All Saints Day” Procession in Boston’s North End

A new tradition started this year for All Saints Day where eight religious societies came together for a celebratory gathering in Boston’s North End. Known primarily for their feasts and processions, the groups sponsored a Community Mass on November 1st at the newly restored Saint Leonard Church. Read more and see photos here.

Boston City Council Angry With National Grid Over No Show

Boston city councilors expressed anger over National Grid not attending a hearing last week about the city’s emergency plan for a natural gas-related crisis. City Councilor Matt O’Malley called for the hearing, saying it was important that Boston has a plan in place. National Grid sent a letter on why they would not attend. Read more here.

Neighborhood Night Kickoff at North Street Grille

The first Neighborhood Night kicked off at North Street Grille this week with $750 raised to toward a turkey drive at the North End / West End ABCD Center. Held on the first Thursday of the month, the series donates 30% of proceeds to a local charity. Read more and see photos here.

Compact Living Two-Year Pilot Program Approved by Boston Planning & Development Agency

Creating clear guidelines for new residential units that are smaller in size than typical units will be examined through a two-year pilot program that has been approved by the Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA). Read more here.

RUFF Dog Show Held at the Gassy [Photos]

Responsible Urbanites for Fido (RUFF) held its annual Dog Show at DeFilippo Park with many local North End residents competing in viewing the fun-filled event. There were four competitions including unique trick, look-alike and an obstacle course. Read more and see photos here.

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Boston Community Collaborative Puts Kids on the Parquet for Celtics-Bucks Game

Boston Community Collaborative (BCC) coordinated it’s first on-court opportunity for kids of the 2018-19 season at last Thursday’s Celtics home game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Twenty-one lucky kids participated in the Celtics’ “Anthem Buddies” experience before the game. Read more and see photos here.