This week’s top posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured feast photos, local people and history, climate change planning, businesses, food and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.
The second annual feast of San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples, took place in Boston’s North End on September 13-15, 2019. The feast, a festival to benefit autism hosted by the San Gennaro Foundation, included a celebratory mass on Sunday at Saint Leonard’s Church followed by a procession through the streets. Read more and see photos here.
Locals, music lovers, and good samaritans responded to the story of Nico, the homeless musician, who was robbed at knifepoint of his 125 year-old violin, given to him by his late mother. After weeks of organizing, a group of benefactors was able to gift Nico with a replacement violin, his sole source of income. Read more here.
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors recently approved adoption of the Coastal Flood Resilience Design Guidelines, intended to raise awareness of future coastal flood risk, offer strategies to reduce damage and disruption, and provide consistent standards for review of projects. Read more here.
Polcari’s Coffee on the corner of Salem and Parmenter Streets in the North End was recently featured on the YouTube channel OnlyGood TV. Shop owner Bobby Eustace narrates this 8 minute video where he talks about the history of the 87-year-old shop. Read more and watch the video here.
UNITE HERE Local 26 workers filled the city council chambers last week calling on Boston officials and residents to avoid the Battery Wharf Hotel until this labor dispute is resolved with a contract that they believe respects working people, women, immigrants and African-Americans. Read more here.
The 10th Annual Boston Local Food Festival, promoting healthy local food for all, attracted thousands of visitors to the Greenway last weekend. The large farmer’s market brought together local farmers, fishers, restaurants, food trucks, food producers, and organizations who are all focused on healthy food and fitness. Read more and see photos here.