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Weekly Top Reads: Unsafe Worksite, Flood Resiliency Options, Nick’s Tavern, St. Joseph Procession, & Sand Sculpting

This week’s top posts on featured construction, climate change, neighborhood stories, art, culture and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Officials Cite Contractor as Creating “Unsafe and Dangerous Worksite” After Woman Hurt

City officials investigated the scene and the contractor involved in last week’s tragic incident where a woman who was struck by a falling metal railing at a construction site on Atlantic Avenue. Read more here.

Boston’s Climate Flood Resiliency Options: 5′ High Bike/Roadways or Harborwalk Seawalls

Boston’s Climate Ready Downtown and the North End Project team recently gave an update on their plans to protect the neighborhood from flooding due to rising sea levels. The project team has narrowed down their recommendations to two options. Read more here.

Life on the Corner: Mala Festa

Lifelong North Ender Nicholas Dello Russo shares his latest column about Nick’s Tavern, once located at the corner of Lewis and Commercial Streets, and an encounter he had while selling sausages at the Fisherman’s Feast. Read the whole story here.

94th Saint Joseph Procession in Boston’s North End [2019 Photo Gallery]

Societa San Giuseppe di Riesi held their annual procession to honor the popular Saint Joseph last Sunday afternoon. Carrying the St. Joseph statue through the streets of Boston’s North End, the group was accompanied by the North End Marching Band and the Northeast Italian-American Band. Read more and see photos here.

Revere Beach Sand Sculptures [Photo Gallery]

The 16th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival took place last weekend at Revere Beach. Thousands of people gathered to see these impressive sculptures. Melineige Beauregard’s “Nest” sculpture was this year’s first place winner. See photos here.