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Weekly Top Reads: Blessing of the Animals, Parcel 2 Designs, Zoning Board of Appeal, Fall Festival Photos, St. Anthony’s on Chronicle, & Harborwalk Birthday

This week’s top posts on featured community events, development projects, government, environment and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Dozens of Pets Attend Annual Blessing of the Animals on the Prado

Old North Church, with attendance from RUFF North End dog group, hosted their annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday afternoon in honor of St. Francis Day. Dozens of pets, accompanied by their humans, congregated on the Prado to receive individual blessings. Read more and see photos here.

Officials Present Concept Design Options for Greenway’s Parcel 2

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) in partnership with MassDOT and the Greenway Conservancy presented their concept design options for Parcel 2 at a third public meeting last week. See the three design options and share your feedback here.

Councilor Edwards Presents Proposed Changes to Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeal

City Councilor Lydia Edwards wants to change the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) by making it more transparent. At a recent city council meeting, Edwards presented a new proposal that would make several changes. Read more here.

Fall Festival at Christopher Columbus Park [Photos]

The Fall Festival at Christopher Columbus Park took place this past Saturday, October 5. The annual event kicked off with a parade and then featured magic, storytelling, music, face painting, and more! See photos here.

Saint Anthony’s Feast Featured on Chronicle [Video]

The centennial celebration of Saint Anthony’s Feast was featured on WCVB Channel 5 Chronicle last weekend. The largest Italian festival in New England, the 100th celebration attracted hundreds of thousands to the North End this past August. Watch the video here.

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Boston Harborwalk Celebrates 35 Years

Boston’s Harborwalk turns 35 this year, celebrating over three decades of waterfront public access to both visitors and local residents. In honor of this occasion, Boston Harbor Now is holding a series of four guided neighborhood Harbor[walk] strolls along the waterfront. Read more here.