Event Notices

Wednesday News & Views: Friends’ Meetings, Milan Lucic, 9/11, School Choice and Diablo Photo


What’s Going On Wednesday, September 12, 2012:

Are school choice and neighborhood schools important to you? Don’t miss the Wednesday night meeting at the Copley Main Library (700 Boylston St., Robb Hall) where the School Choice External Advisory Committee will present their work and solicit feedback. See BostonSchoolChoice.org for more.

Friends of the North End Branch Library are meeting at 6:30 pm at the Parmenter Street library.

Interested in getting involved with the Friends of the North End Parks? Stop in at their Wednesday night meeting at the Mariner’s House, 11 North Square at 6:30 pm.

There is also a Farmer’s Market at City Hall Plaza, 11am-7pm, and Peter Drummey lectures at the Old South Meeting House on “A Northern Confederacy?,” 6:30pm commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

The Events Calendar has all the details. Please check with organizers for last minute changes.

What’s new on the blog:

Bartlett Place, “the neighborhood dumpster,” took center stage at a community meeting on Tuesday night. The city has plans for improvements, but it did not exactly fly with residents. See the meeting video.

El Triunfo at 69 Prince St. is no more. Are you sorry it has closed? Take the poll.

What people are talking about:

Readers are leaving thoughtful comments on Karen Cord Taylor’s column, “Exploiting 9/11.”

There is lots of interest in the fast-moving plan for the Tony DeMarco statue at Cross and Hanover Streets, discussed at the NEWNC meeting. See the video.

Notable News Found Elsewhere:

Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic and his new wife have a new home in the neighborhood. See the BBJ.


9/11 was remembered in different ways in and around Boston. See the Storify.

Neighborhood Photo of the Day:

Diablo, gave a popular glass blowing demonstration at last weekend’s Boston “ahts” Festival. Al Merrill captures this glowing image. (More festival photos)

Glass Blowing at Boston Arts Festival – September 2012 by Al Merrill

Click photo image above to enlarge. Take a great photo? Send it in.

Your comments are welcome below. Now, go and enjoy the day!