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Weekly Top Reads: Rectory Conversion Hearing Deferred, Tenants’ Rights, ZBA Changes, Chase Bank, Dine Out Boston, and Snow Tubing

This week’s top posts on featured development, housing, businesses, government, dining and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.

Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing for St. Leonard’s Rectory Conversion Deferred Amid Neighborhood Opposition

Epsilon Partners requested a deferral for their Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) hearing regarding the conversion of St. Leonard’s Rectory at 14 N. Bennet St. to residential units. Attorney Daniel Toscano, representative for Epsilon Partners, cited ongoing concerns from the community as the reasoning behind the deferral. Read more here.

Tenants’ Rights and Housing Resources Provided by Office of Housing Stability [Video]

Katie Forde from Boston’s Office of Housing Stability (OHS) gave a presentation about resources and tenants rights at the February North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. Forde spoke about tenants’ rights, eviction cases, and emergency housing support. Watch the video here.

Executive Order Will Increase Transparency & Efficiency of Zoning Board of Appeal

Mayor Walsh signed an executive order to establish new, rigorous ethical standards for Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA). The goal of the order is to strengthen public confidence in the ZBA by increasing the level of transparency, accountability, and integrity, as well as improve functions and efficiencies. Read more here.

Chase Bank Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Salem Street Branch

The new Chase Bank located at 48 Salem Street celebrated its official ribbon cutting on Tuesday, February 25, finalizing their position as an addition to the North End community. The bank fills the vacant storefront at the corner of Salem and Cross Streets, formerly Peet’s Coffee. Read more and see photos here.

Neighborhood Eateries Participating in Dine Out Boston

A total of 24 eateries from the North End/Waterfront and Beacon Hill are participating in this year’s Dine Out Boston, sponsored by the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) and American Express. Through March 1-6 and March 8-13, diners will have numerous choices to enjoy the finest dining coupled with significant savings. Read more here.

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North End Families Enjoy Snow Tubing [Photos]

The BCYF Nazzaro Center and North End Against Drugs (NEAD) recently sponsored a trip to the Nashoba Valley Tubing Park. Over thirty families and friends participated in the event. Read more and see photos here.