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Weekly Top Reads: Nazzaro Center’s Future, Word Series Trophy, NEW Health Founder, Plastic Bag Ban, Christmas Fund Luncheon and St. John School Green Activities

This week’s top posts on had a little bit of everything – local petitions, sports at neighborhood businesses, health, environment, schools and community events! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.

Residents Ask for Transparency Around the Nazzaro Center’s Future

North End resident Ellen Hume, along with Kirsten Hoffman and Marie Simboli, presented their petition, Save the Nazzaro Center, at the December Residents’ Association meeting. The petition is to protect the building from sale for private use and redevelopment. Read more and watch their presentation with comments from the audience, here.

2018 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship Trophy at North End’s Pizzeria Regina

The 2018 Boston Red Sox World Series trophy made a stop last week at Pizzeria Regina in the North End. Regina Pizza is the official pizza and served at Fenway Park. See photos of the trophy with Pizzeria Regina staff, friends and Eliot School students here.

Health Center Founder Elaine Wilson Honored at NEW Health Ceremony

North End Waterfront (NEW) Health held a small ceremony at the Coast Guard Base on Tuesday, December 18, to honor Elaine Wilson, the health center’s founder and first Chief Executive Officer. Wilson opened the health center – then North End Community Health Center – in April 1971. Read more and see photos here.

Plastic Bag Ordinance Presented at Residents’ Association

Stephanie Acquario, Plastic Bag Reduction Coordinator for the City of Boston, has been visiting neighborhood groups and presented details about the citywide plastic bag ordinance that went into effect Friday, December 14. Every retailer in the city will be transitioning away from plastic bags to paper, compostable or reusable bags that customers can purchase for a minimum of 5 cents. Read more and watch her presentation here.

Olivia Scimeca and Anna Gaeta Honored at 2018 North End Christmas Fund Luncheon

Olivia Scimeca receives the Uncle Fred Carangelo Humanitarian Award, presented by City Councilor Lydia Edwards

It was a full house at the 2018 North End Christmas Fund Luncheon as hundreds assembled at Filippo’s Ristorante for the annual charity event. The tradition raises thousands of dollars for North End seniors, low-income residents and families in need during this Christmas season. Read more and see photos here.

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Suffolk University Students Work With St. John School Second Graders on Green Activities

Earlier this month, a team of seven Suffolk University students and their professor worked with two second grade classes and their teachers at St. John School as part of a service learning project. The Suffolk students created activities centered on learning about a healthy environment, and they worked on these activities with the St. John students. Read more and see photos here.