Weekly Top Reads: Forcella Opens, Greenway Conservancy Board, North End Christmas Story, Wharf District Council Updates, Councilor Edwards’ Report, and Successful Hat & Glove Drive

This week’s top posts on featured local business, Wharf District updates, City Council projects, neighborhood fundraising and more! Read on below to see the most popular reads from the past week.

Grand Opening: Forcella Comes to North Square

Just in time for the Christmas holiday, Forcella opened at 33 North Square. The 34-seat restaurant is located in space formerly occupied by Carmen that closed two years ago. The new offering comes from local brothers, Nino and Christian Trotta, along with Shannon MacGowan. Read more here.

Four New Members Elected to Greenway Conservancy Board

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, the non-profit responsible for management and care of the Greenway, has announced four new members will join its Board of Directors beginning January 1, 2019. Read more here.

Life on the Corner: A North End Christmas Story

In his newest Life on the Corner column, Nick Dello Russo tells a heartwarming true story of generosity in the North End at Christmas. Read the full tale here.

Wharf District Council Discusses James Hook Liquor License and Plastic Bag Ban

The Wharf District Council recently held their December meeting where they discussed James Hook Lobster’s proposal for a beer and wine license, as well as Boston’s new plastic bag ban. Read more here.

City Councilor Lydia Edwards’ One Year Report

Lydia Edwards, City Councilor for District One (North End, Charlestown and East Boston) released a report summarizing the issues she worked on at the Council as well as her community engagement from this past year. Read more, including the full report, here.

Editor’s Choice

North End Friends of St. Francis House Winter Hat & Glove Collection a Huge Success

The North End Friends of St. Francis House once again held a collection of winter hats and gloves to help the homeless shelter guests keep warm this winter. The drive, spearheaded by Olivia Scimeca, was run in conjunction with the Greenway Realty Group. Read more here.