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Weekly Top Reads: Treasure Hunt, Halloween Parade, Bench Vandalism, Buona Sera, Battery Wharf Strike, and Eliot STEM Week

This week’s top posts on featured parades, vandalism, charity events, unions, schools and real-life treasure! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Treasure Hunt Leads to North End Baseball Field

There have been plenty of archeological digs in Boston’s historic North End, but this is the first one in search of hidden treasure. The scene took place at the baseball fields at Langone Park / Puopolo Field on Commercial Street. Read more here.

Photo Gallery: 68th North End Halloween Parade & Party

Aliens and spacemen, princesses and princes, villains and superheroes: all sorts of spooky and fantastical characters took over the North End streets on Saturday afternoon for the 68th annual North End Halloween parade and party. Read more and see photos here.

Bike Stunt Vandals Cut Benches in Gassy

Over the weekend, a group of young men were caught on video vandalizing the benches in the Gassy, also known as DeFilippo Playground and Prince Street Park. Boston Police A-1 later found and arrested the one with the angle cutter. Read more here.

Neighborhood Service Center Raises $40,000 at Annual Buona Sera

ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC)’s annual fundraising event Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends raised nearly $40,000 to aid low-income and elderly residents of the North End and West End who turn to the center for assistance. Read more and see photos here.

Battery Wharf Hotel Strike Becomes Longest Strike in UNITE HERE Local 26 History

UNITE HERE Local 26 Battery Wharf Hotel workers have now been on strike for 50 days, becoming the longest strike in the union’s history. Workers at Battery Wharf Hotel along the North End’s waterfront went on strike on September 5, 2019 as negotiations broke down with the hotel. Read more here.

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Eliot Students Build Robots, Dissect Brains as Part of Massachusetts STEM Week

The Eliot Upper School in Boston’s North End kicked off Mass STEM week with week-long collaborative projects in science, technology, engineering and math. At the end of the week, the students presented their projects to Vertex scientists. Read more and see photos here.