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Weekly Top Reads: Eliot Grand Opening, USS Constitution Birthday, Unity St. Addition, NEW Health Pharmacy, Possible Mask Ban, and Two Huge Pumpkins

This week’s top posts on featured schools, ships, health, development and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Celebrating the Grand Opening of the Eliot Upper School

The grand opening celebration of the Eliot Upper School took place at 585 Commercial Street last Saturday in Boston’s North End, with a large gathering of students, teachers, community members, and elected officials. Read more and see photos here.

USS Constitution Celebrated Her 222nd Birthday, Navy’s 244th Birthday During Special Underway

USS Constitution went underway from Charlestown Navy Yard on Friday morning to celebrate her 222nd birthday and the Navy’s 244th birthday. The US Navy was formed October 13, 1775 and USS Constitution, or “Old Ironsides”, successfully launched on October 21, 1797. Read more and see photos here.

Unity Street Addition Receives Council Support [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) gave unanimous support to Douglas X. Scire, petitioner at 23 Unity Street intending to add a first floor rear addition. The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association also supported the project. Read more and watch the video here.

Mass. General Hospital Saves NEW Health Pharmacy

Massachusetts General Hospital has stepped in to help save the in-house pharmacy at North End Waterfront Health. The move came after CVS Pharmacy notified the health center that it would not continue the partnership between the two organizations. Read more here.

Boston City Council Considers Mask Ban

Some members of the Boston City Council are considering a ban on wearing masks during protests and in other public spaces saying it is an issue of public safety for everyone – protestors, residents, tourists, and police officers. Read more here.

Editor’s Choice

Neighborhood Photo: Official Pumpkin of Boston

The Boston Public Market has unveiled its fifth annual official pumpkin of Boston. Weighing in at 1,300 pounds, the pumpkin has been coined the “Pumpking” and is accompanied by a 600-pound “Pumpqueen.” Read more and see photos here.