This week’s top posts on featured cultural events, arts, developments, parks and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Granted New Space on Tileston Street

Mayor Walsh announced that the City of Boston has granted tentative designation to North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) as developer for 48-50 Tileston Street in the North End, a historic building formerly associated with the North Bennet St. School. Read more here.

Saint Padre Pio Procession [Photo Gallery]

A procession honoring Saint Padre Pio took place last Sunday through the streets of the North End. The procession began at St. Leonard’s Church where devotees hoisted the statue of St. Padre Pio onto their shoulders and proceeded to carry the Saint around the neighborhood. See photos here.

A Shtetl in the City, Part 4 – Solomon Levi

In his latest installment of “A Shtetl in the City”, Nicholas Dello Russo talks about the Eastern European Jewish who immigrated to the United States and settled in the North End. He remembers shops that used to populate Salem Street and highlights interviews with some of the residents. Read more here.

Martin Richard Park Opens in the Seaport [Photo Gallery]

Martin’s Park has officially opened in Boston’s Seaport District at 64 Sleeper Street. The park remembers Martin W. Richard who was just eight years old when he was killed at the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. Read more and see photos here.

City Celebrates the Start of One Congress

Rainy and wet weather couldn’t damper the spirits for the groundbreaking of One Congress Street last week. The new building located at the Government Center garage will be a 600-foot-tall, 1 million square foot office tower in the Bullfinch Crossing Project. Read more here.

Editor’s Choice

Eliot School Students Perform in Lowry at Play

Students in Kinder 2 through Grade 4 at Boston’s Eliot School in the North End recently put on a theater / movement production of “Lowry at Play” at the Copps Hill Terrace. Read more and see photos here.

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