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Weekly Top Reads: Christmas Parade, Tony DeMarco, 7 Artists & 7 Fishes, Patrick Leehey Retires, Nazzaro Winter Wonderland, and Handel’s Messiah

This week’s top posts on featured event photos, community member recognitions, art, music and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.

2018 North End Christmas Parade Brings Santa by Helicopter [Photos]

The 47th North End Christmas Parade brought Santa to the neighborhood in first class fashion via his own helicopter. Hundreds gathered at Puopolo Field for Santa’s arrival followed by the Christmas Parade through the neighborhood streets. Read more and see photos here.

Tony DeMarco To Be Inducted Into International Boxing Hall of Fame

North End resident and famous boxer Tony DeMarco, known in the boxing world as “The Flame and Fury of Fleet Street”, will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in June 2019. Read more about DeMarco and his accomplishments here.

7 Artists and 7 Fishes Celebrates New Boston Harbor Pop-Up Museum

Bringing an artistic angle to the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes was the “7 Artists & 7 Fishes” exhibition celebrating local artists and sustainable seafood at the brand new pop-up museum by Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. Read more and see photos here.

Patrick Leehey Retires From Paul Revere House After 30 Years

Longtime Paul Revere House research director Patrick Leehey was recently saluted as his retirement approaches from the North End’s most historic house. Pat has provided timely, astute, scholarly and kind direction, and consul for more than thirty years. Read more here.

First Annual Winter Wonderland Brings Holiday Joy to the Nazzaro Center

The First Annual North End Winter Wonderland event was a hit at the Nazzaro Center. The courtyard was decorated by Steven “Virgil” Virgilio with a big outdoor Christmas tree and life-size decorations and lights, courtesy of DePasquale Ventures. Read more and see photos from the event here.

Editor’s Choice

Handel’s Messiah Presented in Free North End Concert [Photos]

It was standing room only to hear Handel’s Messiah (Part 1) presented together by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center and Boston Landmarks Orchestra on Wednesday at Saint Leonard’s Church in the North End. Read more and see photos here.