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Weekly Top Reads: Maria’s Pastry Shop, New Eliot School, Fisherman’s Awards, Red Arrows Show, Park Designs & Trees

This week’s top posts on featured local businesses, schools, awards, parks and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Maria Merola is Closing her Pastry Shop After 50 Years on Cross Street in the North End

After 50 years, Maria Merola has decided to retire and close Maria’s Pastry Shop at 46 Cross Street in Boston’s North End. The last day of business will be September 15, 2019. Read more here.

New Eliot School Building to Open for Fall 2019

The new Eliot K-8 Innovation Upper School at 585 Commercial Street in Boston’s North End will soon be full of students and teachers and will open for learning this Fall. The completion marks the official expansion of the Eliot School to a three-campus school. Read more here.

Fisherman’s Awards: Strega Wins Meatball Contest; John Romano Italian American of the Year

The 109th Fisherman’s Feast featured the second annual North End Meatball Contest with Strega Ristorante taking the win! Additionally, John Romano was presented the 2019 Fisherman’s Feast Italian American of the Year award in honor of his extensive charitable work. Read more here.

British Red Arrows Flyover Boston Harbor [Video & Photos]

Just as dramatic and a bit faster than the Fisherman’s Feast’s Flight of the Angel was a flyover by the Royal Air Force aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, on Monday morning as part of the American #redarrowstour. See photos and a video here.

Kicking Off Greenway’s Parcel 2 Park Design

Design planning for a new park on a 5,000 square-foot plot of land known as Parcel 2 is now underway. Clean-up of the space began on Wednesday morning and will conclude with the construction of an improved fence, complete with a decorative scrim telling visitors what’s going on and how to contribute their own ideas. Read more here.

Editor’s Choice

Council Wants Protection for Trees

The Boston City Council is worried about the future of trees in the city and wants to make sure there are protections in place. Mayor Walsh has placed funds for updated LIDAR data and updated canopy analysis this budget season. Read more here.