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Weekly Top Reads: Fireworks at The Gassy, Updates from Mayor Walsh, 97 Salem St., Madonna Delle Grazie Parade, North Square Art & Eliot School Award

This week’s top posts on featured fireworks, updates from Mayor Walsh, local development, culture, schools and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Fireworks Chaos at the Gassy, DeFilippo Playground

Procession-related fireworks caused a trash fire early on Sunday evening at the park on Prince Street in the North End. The incident led to much discussion among readers in the comments section. Read more here.

Mayor Walsh Talks Waterfront Seawalls, Northern Ave Bridge and Transportation [Video]

Mayor Marty Walsh spoke to the Wharf District Council on July 16th, covering a range of issues from building seawalls along Boston’s waterfront to dealing with the city’s ever increasing traffic congestion. Read more and watch the video here.

Residents’ Association Opposes Five-Story Addition at 97 Salem Street

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted to oppose a proposal for a five-story addition at 97 Salem Street at their July meeting. The final vote was 7 in support and 26 opposed. Read more and watch the presentation here.

Madonna Delle Grazie 2019 Procession [Photo Gallery]

The annual procession was held for Madonna delle Grazie on Sunday in the North End. The society honors Madonna Delle Grazie of Avellino, Italy and was founded in Boston in 1903. See photos here.

Four Sculptures to be Installed at North Square

Anne Hirsch and Jeremy Angier from A+J Art+Design presented an update on the North Square art project and the four sculptures designed for the Square at the June neighborhood meetings. Read more and see renderings of the sculptures here.

Editor’s Choice

Eliot Upper School Awarded Mayor Menino Legacy Award

The Eliot Upper Innovation School at 39 North Bennet Street has been awarded the Preservation Massachusetts’ 2019 Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award. The award recognizes projects that are “transformative, catalytic, embrace the community, create partnerships and revitalize the best of the past to pave the way for the future.” Read more and see photos here.