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Weekly Top Reads: Woman Struck By Falling Metal, Commercial Wharf Parking, Grass Removal, Copp’s Hill Vandalism, San Rocco Celebrations, & Fr. Claude’s Birthday

This week’s top posts on featured police incidents, parking rights, neighborhood development, culture, birthdays and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Metal Falls from Commercial Wharf Roof Hitting Woman on Sidewalk

Metal debris, possibly a railing, fell from the roof of Commercial Wharf and hit a woman in the head, sending her to the hospital with life-threatening injuries on Thursday morning. Read more about the incident here.

Court Hears Arguments for Parking Rights at Commercial Wharf

In the latest chapter of the legal saga, oral arguments were heard over parking rights on the wharf property as part of cross-pleadings by attorneys representing Commercial Wharf East Condominium Association (CWECA) versus those from the State’s Attorney General’s office representing the regulatory arm at Mass. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Read more here.

Last Grass at North End Ballfields

With the renovation project at Puopolo Fields underway, the large grass ballfields are being replaced with artificial turf. One local resident shared a photo of construction equipment on the lawn, ready to begin the project. Read more here.

Vandalism at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Two saplings planted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground were recently severed at ground level by a vandal with a saw. The intentional destruction of the irreparably-damaged oak and elm occurred in separate incidents. Read more here.

Honoring San Rocco in Boston’s North End

The San Rocco Society held a Mass and luncheon at St. Leonard Church on Sunday, July 21st to honor their patron saint. The statue was on display at the newly renovated church hall. Read more and see photos here.

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Celebrating Fr. Claude Scrima’s 85th Birthday [Photos]

Friends and parishioners of Father Claude Scrima, of the North End’s St. Leonard Church, honored the much loved priest last week by celebrating his 85th birthday. Read more and see photos from the celebration here.