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Weekly Top Reads: Executive Suite Loophole Closed, New Pastor Fr. Michael, La Befana, Crime Report, Youth Venture Program, and ABCD Party

This week’s top posts on featured zoning code, holiday celebrations, new church leaders, local awards, and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Zoning Commission Moves to Close Short-Term Rental (Airbnb)”Executive Suite” Loophole

In a unanimous vote, the Boston Zoning Commission voted on Wednesday to force a public process for all Executive Suite occupancy applications. The ruling helps close a loophole in Boston’s relatively new regulations regarding short-term rentals. Read more here.

Welcome Home Father Michael Della Penna

Boston’s North End has a new pastor, Father Michael Della Penna, OFM, who recently arrived at Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Parish at the beginning of 2020, replacing Fr. Antonio Nardoianni who vacated the St. Leonard’s pastor position at year-end. Read more here.

La Befana Comes to the North End

La Befana came to the North End on the traditional eve of the Epiphany, January 5th, to visit all the good children with presents. This year’s actress was Janet Gilardi at the Fisherman’s Club for the Donne 2020’s Befana Christmas Party. Read more and see photos here. More La Befana festivities were held at the Dante Alighieri center in Cambridge. See photos from that event here.

Crime Report: Veal Stolen from Delivery Truck, Two Assaults, Package Thefts

Boston Police District A-1 provide North End / Waterfront residents with a monthly update on recent neighborhood crime incidents at the public safety meetings. The January meeting report included a theft of four 10-pound boxes of veal from a delivery truck parked on Hanover St. Read the full report here.

North End Teens Win Award in Youth Venture Program

North End teens Serina D’Amico, Theodore Pasto, and Antonio Romano recently pitched their health club business idea to a panel of judges at United Way’s Youth Venture Program and were awarded $1,000 to start up their own business. Read more here.

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ABCD North End/West End Service Center Holiday Party [Photos]

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its annual December holiday party on Friday, December 20th complete with good food, decorations and gifts. Read more and see photos here.

2 Replies to “Weekly Top Reads: Executive Suite Loophole Closed, New Pastor Fr. Michael, La Befana, Crime Report, Youth Venture Program, and ABCD Party

  1. I enjoyed being BeFana for a day, the Donne 2000 thinks I did them a favor by playing the role, but in fact, they did me a favor because of the joy I received from the children ! Thank You

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