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Weekly Top Reads: Real Estate Sales, NEWRA Letter to Mayor Walsh, Life on the Corner, Lucia Returns to West End Museum, NEWNC Reports, and Love Your Block Mini-Grants

This week’s top posts on featured real estate, local groups, stories from the old neighborhood, museums and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.

Real Estate Sales Dive in Downtown Boston; Listing Inventory at 5-Year High

A new report shows that real estate sales in Downtown Boston took a big hit in recent months with the number of sales down 19.3% to 555 in the last quarter of 2018 versus the year earlier period. In addition, inventory spiked with an increase of 28.2%. Read more here.

Residents’ Association Letter to Mayor Walsh Regarding New Community Center

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) discussed at their January meeting a list of priorities to be included in a letter about the new community center to Mayor Marty Walsh. Read more, including the full letter, here.

Life on the Corner: The Incident at the Sulmona Club

Lifelong North Ender Nicholas Dello Russo shares an intriguing story from his time growing up in the North End. The tale takes readers back to a time when there were many neighborhood clubs and social organizations. It also features some local characters that many commenters seem to remember! Read the whole column here.

Duane Lucia Returns as West End Museum Executive Director

Duane Lucia, a local historian, community activist and arts enthusiast, has returned to his role as the Executive Director for the West End Museum. Lucia, who actually served as Executive Director for the Museum from 2012 – 2015, will work to increase programming and boost visitor numbers with more exhibits. Read more here.

Neighborhood Council Committee Reports and Bylaws Review

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) January meeting began with a series of committee reports followed by a discussion of the NEWNC bylaws. Learn more and watch the video here.

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Love Your Block Mini-Grant Applications Now Open

Applications for the 2019 Love Your Block mini-grants are being accepted now through March 1, 2019. This program provides up to $3,000 for neighborhoods to implement or revitalize a public space such as community gardens and art installations. Read more here.