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Congrats – you made it to Friday!

Spring 2017 in Boston: 

Notable news found elsewhere:

Here’s why all those Uber and Lyft drivers were deemed unfit to drive

New state background checks on drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft have led to more than 8,000 drivers being pulled for infractions such as license suspensions, sexual offenses, and violent crimes. With several drivers having multiple violations, The Boston Globe has the full list of 10,506 infractions.

Attack on DiMasi was irresponsible

Writing in support of former House speaker Sal DiMasi, this article defends DiMasi’s long commitment to the progressive agenda, whether it being health care, global warming, or marriage equality, read the full article at, Commonwealth Magazine.

The Community Calendar has a busy weekend ahead: 

Friday, April 7

8:00am Flea Market & Bake Sale at Nazzaro Center. North End Friends of St. Francis House will be having our Annual Flea Market and Bake Sale to support the St. Francis House Homeless Shelter.  Also, you can help us by collecting your spare change over the next month and donating it on April 7th or 8th – it adds up fast. [Located at 30 N Bennet Street].

  • Friday April 7th from 8am to 6pm
  • Saturday April 8th from 9am to 1pm

6:00pm Sam Allis – Book presentation and signing. “A Hero of Two Worlds” is a book of sweeping historical fiction set in Rome in the early 1860s, when the great fight to transform Italy into a country was raging. Located at I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston.

Saturday, April 8

10:00am NEMPAC Performathon at the Boston Public Market. Our annual Perform-a-thon, a benefit to raise funding for our children’s music scholarships, will be held once again at “The Kitchen” at the vibrant Boston Public Market.

10:00am Trials of Sacco and Vanzetti Presentation at 9 Hull Street. The Trials of Sacco and Vanzetti: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Impacts the Italian North End. A presentation by Barbara Berenson, local author and curator of the Sacco and Vanzetti exhibition at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston.

10:30am I Piccoli Lettori. Join I AM Books for its Italian reading group for little ones! Children (0-4) and their parents will engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning. Located at I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston.

11:30am Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Join in the Easter fun on Saturday, April 8th for our annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt! Grab a clue sheet and basket and solve the clues to figure out which businesses around Faneuil Hall are hiding the candy filled Easter eggs! This free event begins at 11:30 am and is meant for children ages 1-13 years old accompanied by an adult. Supplies are limited, please show up right at the start time. Register for the event.

Sunday, April 9

7:30am Reconfiguration of Abstract Sculpture at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway. The Sixth Annual Reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture – a split rhomboid dodecahedron, made of steel and aluminum. A crane will lift and pull apart the two halves of the Abstract Sculpture, a split rhomboid dodecahedron made of steel and aluminum, and reshape the two halves into a new and different sculptural shape. See photos from last year’s event.

10:00am North End Neighborhood Egg Hunt
Meet at Christopher Columbus Park for the annual Egg Hunt sponsored by The Living Room and Boston Community Collaborative. See the event post.

1:00pm Shop and Nibble in the North End. North End shops are partnering up with local restaurants to bring you small bites and beverages while you shop! Participating locations: LIT Boutique, Shake the Tree, In-Jean-Ius, Ensemble, Salmagundi, Wine Bottega, Polka Dot Dog, and Exhale Spa. A great way to spend a Sunday with your bestie! More information.

From the Community: 

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Pope John XXIII High School Roncalli Prep 8th Grade Program. Academically advanced students often find that middle school academic programs lack challenge for them. This program is designed for students currently in grade 7 who are ready for advanced academic work in Humanities, Algebra, Science, Spanish and Computer Technology. More information.

Annual Celebration of Craft. Coming May 16 through May 31, North Bennet Street School’s Annual Celebration of Craft showcases work from the School’s talented community while promoting traditional craftsmanship across a variety of disciplines. More information.

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

Weather Forecast:

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Friday
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Mainly sunny. High 68F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
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A mainly sunny sky. High 74F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
High 74° / Low 55°
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Sunday
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Partly cloudy. High 74F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
High 74° / Low 58°

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