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Weekly Top Reads: Boston Property Taxes, Durgin-Park Closes, Mayor’s 2019 Agenda, Eliot School Giving Tree Project, Iraq-Afghanistan Memorial & Public Safety Meeting

This week’s top reads on featured real estate, businesses, environment and transportation planning, schools, safety and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.

Boston Property Taxes Rise in 2019 With Surging Real Estate Values

Rising real estate values are once again driving significantly higher City of Boston property taxes for fiscal 2019. Area homeowners are seeing a consistent mid-to-high single digit assessment increase from the city’s mailing of its recent property tax bills due on February 1st. Read more here.

Durgin-Park Closes its Doors

A Faneuil Hall landmark will be closing its doors for good on Saturday, January 12. Durgin-Park has been open since 1827; now the parent company says the restaurant is no longer profitable. Read more here.

North End Climate Resilience Planning Part of Mayor Walsh’s 2019 Environment & Transportation Agenda

Mayor Walsh has announced his 2019 environment and transportation legislative package containing six bills focused on preparing for and mitigating climate change, as well as advancing transportation projects and increasing safety on city streets. Learn more about what this means for the North End here.

Eliot School Giving Tree Project Helps Over 375 Children and Families

The Eliot School’s third annual Giving Tree Project was a great success this past holiday season, collecting enough warm clothing, winter coats, hats, gloves and toys to help over 375 children and families. Read more and see photos here. Profiles Iraq-Afghanistan Memorial

Under the heading, America At War, profiles the Iraq-Afghanistan Memorial dog-tag memorial at the Old North Memorial Garden on the Freedom Trail in Boston’s North End. The Old North memorial honors service members killed in the Iraq and Afghan wars since 2006. The article speaks of its impact on visitors. Read more here.

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Public Safety Meeting Report: Robbery, Breaking & Entering at Sol Optics, One Arrest

On the first Thursday of every month, Boston Police District A-1 provides North End / Waterfront residents an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents. These meetings are held at 6 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center and community members are encouraged to attend! Read the report from the January meeting here.