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Weekly Top Reads: Recreational Marijuana on Milk St., Garden Contest Winner, Santa Rosalia di Palermo, Crime Report, Parcel 2, and Boston Arts Festival

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

Recreational Marijuana Sales Proposed at Downtown Boston Milk Street Site

Patriot Care, the cannabis dispensary on 21 Milk Street, made their case last week to add recreational adult-use sales to their existing medical-use license. Proposed changes to the current location include a separate entrance for recreational customers. Read more here.

North End’s Michele Toper Wins Annual Mayor’s Garden Contest and 2020 Hall of Fame Induction

The North End’s own Michele Toper took first place in the Porch, Balcony or Container category of the 2019 Mayor’s Garden Contest. As a three-time winner in the citywide competition, she was also selected to be inducted in the 2020 Hall of Fame. Read more here.

80th Annual Santa Rosalia di Palermo Procession in Boston’s North End [Photos]

Santa Rosalia di Palermo Society held their 80th Annual Mass and Procession on Sunday, September 8, 2019 in Boston’s North End. The Santa Rosalia Society was formed in Boston in 1939 hailing from Palermo, Italy. See photos here.

Crime Report: Dead Body Found, Drug Possessions, Bike Thefts, Eight Arrests

Boston Police District A-1 provide North End / Waterfront residents monthly updates on recent neighborhood crime incidents. This month the report noted a decrease in overall crime, but an uptick in homeless and street drug activity. Read more here.

Greenway’s Parcel 2 Design Options Discussed at Second Open House

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), alongside MassDOT and the Greenway Conservancy, held an open house to narrow down the Parcel 2 site’s programming options by requesting further input from community members. Read more here.

Editor’s Choice

Boston Arts Festival Brings Local Artists and Musicians to Christopher Columbus Park

The Boston Arts Festival returned to Christopher Columbus Park for the 17th year on September 7th and 8th. Local artists set up booths featuring a variety of art and high-end craft such as jewelry, photography, painting, and woodworking. Read more and see photos here.