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What you should know for Wednesday, March 8th!

When North End living rooms become the workshop:

Did you happen to catch these articles?

Boston announces plan to become the most walkable city in America with vision for 2030

The Boston Transportation Department released a report that unveiled plans to improve transportation, putting a heavy emphasis on commuting by walking. Currently, the North End has a walkability score of 99.6, which makes the North End the best neighborhood for pedestrians in Boston, continue reading at MassLive.

City plan would add dozens of new liquor licenses for small restaurants – and giant South Bay, Seaport projects

A proposal in City Hall calls for the addition of 152 new liquor licenses that are intended to help restaurants in outer neighborhoods of Boston. Among these licenses, nine of them would be available for areas like the North End, pending approval by the state legislature and the governor, UniversalHub has more on the story.

‘Blueway’ could extend the Greenway 1,000 feet to Boston’s waterfront

A proposal from the New England Aquarium calls for the rezoning of 42 acres to create a “Blueway” that would span across prime Boston waterfront property. Curbed Boston has more on the proposal that stems from the redevelopment of the Boston Harbor Garage.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar

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.

Thursday, March 9

7:00pm NEWRA Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. Recurring on the 2nd Thursday of the month. See www.newra.org for updates or email info@newra.org

7:00pm The Boston Castrato – Book talk and signing. The Boston Castrato captures 1920s Boston through the eye of a young Italian castrato seeking love. Raffi leaves more than his country behind in Rome after being snipped by a bishop as the last castrato and is soon bundled off to America when the Church takes shame. [I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston].

Friday, March 10

6:00pm Walking Through – Elena F. Danielle Oteri, art historian and founder of Feast on History, will walk us through some of Naples’ most iconic sights, but also highlight some of the lesser known parts of the city, as described in the Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante. [I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston].

From the Community:

Country Artists Tyler Farr and Eric Paslay to Headline Massachusetts Fallen Heroes’ Patriot Fest.  Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, an organization dedicated to honoring the Fallen, supporting Gold Star Families and empowering Veterans, is pleased to announce that chart-topping country artists Tyler Farr and Eric Paslay will headline this year’s Patriot Fest at Lawn on D on Saturday, May 20, 2017. More information.

New and Fun Way to Explore North End’s History It’s a free web tool for map lovers and history enthusiasts. In Mapjunction you can compare any two maps from Boston and environ history. You’ll see almost 400 maps and aerial photos that are the result of combining about 3000 individual maps and aerial scans. Most of them cover the North End.

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Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.

Weather Forecast:

Clear
Thursday
Thu-03/23/17 0%
Clear
Abundant sunshine. High 38F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
High 38° / Low 27°
Chance of Rain
Friday
Fri-03/24/17 50%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy in the morning, then off and on rain showers during the afternoon hours. High 43F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
High 43° / Low 40°
Chance of Rain
Saturday
Sat-03/25/17 60%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High 49F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
High 49° / Low 37°

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