Things to know for Monday:

North End Scene on Warmer Days:

Notable news found elsewhere:

City OKs downtown waterfront plan, paving way for 600-foot Harbor Garage tower

After years of meetings and debate, real-estate developer Don Chiofaro was given a major step forward when the Boston Planning & Development Agency approved a downtown municipal harbor plan that included a 42-acre downtown waterfront area. Boston Business Journal has more on what lies ahead for Chiofaro.

High-Speed Ferry From North Station To Seaport Could Launch This Summer


Aiming to begin late this summer, a pilot commuter ferry service from Boston’s North Station to the Seaport District, would depart from a floating dock at Lovejoy Wharf behind the Converse headquarters. Banker & Tradesman has more on the pilot and logistics of the program.

The best place to get hot chocolate, according to readers

With the exception of a few patches of warm weather, winter in Boston is still alive and well. Among the top places for a steaming cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter day was Modern Pastry and The Thinking Cup. has more on the list of top hot chocolates.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Monday, March 6

6:30pm NEMPAC Board Meeting (North End Music and Performing Arts Center). Located at 11 N Square – visit for more information.

Tuesday, March 7

6:00pm A Quiet Revolt: The Nichols Women, Power, Autonomy, & Politics in the Hub. Located at the Nichols House Museum, 55 Mount Vernon St, Boston. A Quiet Revolt: The Nichols Women, Power, Autonomy, & Politics in the Hub. Reserve your $15 ticket here.

7:00pm Community Meeting: Demolition of Cross St Buildings at Nazzaro Center. This community meeting is being held as part of an Article 85 Demolition Delay application to demolish the buildings at 198 Hanover St, 60 Cross St, and 53 Salem St, Boston, MA. View the post.

7:00pm Parks and Open Spaces Committee Meeting at Mariner’s House, 11 North Square. NEWRA’s Parks and Open Spaces Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month, more information here.

Wednesday, March 8

2:00pm Presentation Safety at Home & on the Streets at One Beacon Street. Beacon Hill Village presents “Safety at Home and On the Streets,” a two-part program that will begin with a discussion of home safety and falls prevention by Adam Lipman, physical therapist and program manager at CareTenders Home Health. Registration required, more information.

6:30pm Friends of the NE Library. Located at North End Library, 25 Parmenter St., Boston. More Information.

From the Community:

Improv Asylum to Host NEAD Vacation Family Show.  The Improv Asylum on Hanover Street will once again host an awesomely funny Family Improv Comedy Show for North End Against Drugs (NEAD) during April School Vacation. More details.

End of Life Choices PresentationBeacon Hill Village presents “End of Life Choices,” led by Joyce Gallagher, Director of Nurses at Good Shepherd Community Care. Joyce will provide an overview of the choices arising from serious illness – palliative care, hospice, DNR, MOLST, organ donation – and the overriding importance of advance directives expressing your wishes for quality of life and death.

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Weather Forecast:

Mostly Cloudy
Fri-03/23/18 10%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. High 43F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
High 43° / Low 31°
Chance of Rain
Sat-03/24/18 60%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 41F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
High 41° / Low 31°
Snow Showers
Sun-03/25/18 40%
Snow Showers
Blustery with snow showers. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
High 35° / Low 29°

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  1. I’m sure the hot chocolate at all of the places listed is fine ……..BUT, the very best, richest, European style hot chocolate in the North End is to be had at our own Caffe Paradiso!! The best warmer upper on a bitter cold Boston day!

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