This week’s top posts on featured community members, fundraising events, water transportation, housing and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.

New Nazzaro Center Director, Steven Siciliano, Takes the Reins

The Nazzaro Community Center has announced its new director, Steven Siciliano, who formally started this week at the 30 N. Bennet Street location in the North End. Read more about Steven, his community involvement and his plans for the center here.

Boston Harbor Now Presents Water Transportation Studies at Wharf District Council

Boston Harbor Now Director of Water Transportation Alice Brown gave an update on two water transportation studies at the November Wharf District Council meeting regarding three new ferry routes connecting points along the Harbor. Read more about the studies and learn about the routes here.

An Evening for Education Raises $100,000 for Eliot School’s Arts Expansion Initiative

Eliot School families and partners gathered together to celebrate the 9th annual “Evening for Education” event on Sunday, November 11 at il Molo in the North End. This year’s event supported the Eliot School’s fundraising initiative “Arts Expansion: Create, Innovate, Educate.” Read more and see photos here.

City Council Working to Limit Housing Speculation; Talks Flipping Tax

The Boston City Council recently held a working session on housing speculation, which is when investors buy up properties, apartments and condos for a low price to then turn it around at a quick rate to make a bigger profit, creating unaffordable rents. The city is considering a property flipping tax as a potential solution. Read more here.

Residents Association Hosts Neighborhood Fall Party [Photos]

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) hosted a Fall Party on November 8th at the Pilot House. NEWRA members and friends mingled while enjoying food and drinks. City Councilor Lydia Edwards was also on hand to talk to residents about neighborhood issues. See photos here.

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Photo Gallery: Boston Veterans Day Parades

Boston’s Veterans Day Parade took place on Sunday, November 11th, led by Mayor Marty Walsh and proceeded around Boston Common to City Hall. Military units and local militias were joined by marching bands and veterans organizations. Read more and see photos from the parades here.

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