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Weekly Top Reads: Trellis Lighting, Coastal Resilience Study, Charles Eliot Conservationist Award, Community Reports, Boston Barber and Veterans Plaque Unveiled

This week’s top posts on featured holiday events, climate, awards, neighborhood reports and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.

Park Trellis Lighting Kicks off the Holiday Season [Video]

In its highlight event of the year, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park joined with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department on Monday night to host the 16th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis. Read more and see photos here.

Downtown Waterfront Coastal Resilience Study

Carl Spector, Commissioner of the Environment for the City of Boston, presented an overview of the Coastal Resilience Study for the Downtown Waterfront at the November Wharf District Council meeting. The study is part of the city’s vision to protect our waterfront from rising sea level and climate change. Read more here.

Amos B. Hostetter, Jr. Presented With Charles Eliot Conservationist of the Year Award

The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) recently honored Amos B. Hostetter, Jr. with its prestigious Charles Eliot Conservationist of the Year Award at the nonprofit’s 127th Annual Meeting. Read more here.

Neighborhood Council Community Reports; Councilor Lydia Edwards Presents New Trash Solutions

The North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) recently met for their November meeting. The meeting began with a series of community reports, including a proposal for a new clean streets program by City Councilor Lydia Edwards. Read more here and vote in our poll about the clean streets program.

Even the Mayor Needs a Thanksgiving Haircut

Mayor Walsh stopped in Boston Barber in the North End for a haircut before the Thanksgiving holiday. Owner Robert Dello Russo stated he was proud to cut Marty’s hair, saying he is a loyal client and they always have great conversation. Read more and see photos here.

Editor’s Choice

Veterans Plaque Unveiling at Old North Memorial Garden [Photos]

Two new plaques were unveiled at the Iraq-Afghanistan Memorial on Saturday at the Old North Memorial Garden. One plaque describes the dog tags as representing each American serviceperson who lost their life in the wars. The second plaque honors servicepersons from the British Commonwealth that have died. Read more and see photos here.