This week’s top posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured schools, virtual celebrations, development, police, government, and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.
Boston Public Schools (BPS) have been carefully considering their options for reopening, and have ruled out in-person learning for now. Mayor Walsh stated that the City has provided BPS with plexiglass and vinyl separators to protect students and staff. Read more here. Note: This article was published Saturday, Aug. 15. It has since been announced that all Boston Public Schools will start remotely, but will aim to transition to a hybrid model starting in October. Read more here.
As part of the 110th Fisherman’s Feast, the Society of Madonna del Doccorso di Sciacca taped a virtual version of its famous Flight of the Angel. The society also held a small blessing with Fr. Michael Della Penna of St. Leonard Church at the outdoor chapel in Boston’s North End. Read more and watch the video.
Saint Leonard Church parishioner Thomas F. Schiavoni shares a letter opposing the conversion of the former St. Leonard Rectory on N. Bennet St. to luxury condominiums, describing the proposed installation of balconies as confrontative, disruptive, and an existential threat to a sacred space and house of worship. Read more here.
Boston Police Department (BPD) Sergeant Steven Moy, provided a police report at the August Wharf District Council (WDC) meeting. Recent incidents include bike thefts, disturbing the peace, and vehicle breaking and entering. Read more here.
City Council Rejects Zoning Board Nominees; Mayor Walsh Warns Inaction Could Halt Development In Boston
The City Council voted seven-to-five in favor of rejecting Mayor Marty Walsh’s three zoning board nominees. Councilor Wu suggested that the City Council exercise their oversight authority and properly vet the board member nominees. By rejecting the nominees without prejudice, the denied nominees would still be eligible to be appointed. Read more here.
The North End/Waterfront Parents’ Association organized a small parade to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote on August 18. The community members celebrated with banners, noisemakers, and of course masks to comply with pandemic guidelines. Read more here.