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The Week in Review: New Italian Restaurant, Accolades for Pine Street President

A look back at South End Patch's top stories from May 23 - 29.

Many of our stories this week revolved around food: A new Italian restaraunt is rumored to be opening on Harrison Avenue, Cafe Green Light is already there (although many don't know it) and the Globe named the South End a foodie's paradise. Those stories and more are below (just click the link to see the full story):

Luis Medina might take some lumps for being a freshman on Snowden International High School’s varsity baseball team, but the 15-year-old can do something his upperclassmen teammates can’t: play third base.

If you're a food lover, you'll love living in the South End. So says author Vanessa Parks in Sunday's Boston Globe Magazine, naming the South End the top spot to live for passionate foodies.

Local blogger BosGuy reports a new Italian restaurant will open in the former space on Harrison Avenue. The Aquitaine Group, which already operates four restaurants in the South End (, , and ), is reportedly behind the venture.

On the docket Tuesday night for a hearing held at the the lay the fate of East Berkeley Street as we know it. Councilor Bill Linehan called the hearing with the Committee on City and Neighborhood Services back in late March with the hopes of moving forward an endeavor to change the street's name back to its original Dover Street. Dover Street became East Berkeley Street in 1967.

A motion filed by City Councilors John Connolly and Tito Jackson to raise the high school dropout age from 16 to 18 was met with enthusiasm by their colleagues who said the city needs to send a message to local students and their families about the importance of staying in school.

Lyndia Downie, President of , has been named one of the state’s most innovative people in a recent Boston Globe roundup.

Think of Café Green Light as the Aquitaine Restaurant Group’s factory outlet store. Granted, the delicious food served at the café is by no means irregular, nor does it qualify as overstock. But it’s essentially the same upscale product you can find at the group’s larger, more formal venues ( , and, of course, all of the s) for less money in a substantially more casual feeling environment.

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