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Sunday News & Views: Library’s Dante Relief Photo, NEWRA Officers and Luke Aaron

Dante was a great Italian poet in the Middle Ages, composing the Divine Comedy, and the father of the Italian language. Read more.

White marble bas-relief of Dante Alighieri at the North End Library – October 2012 (Photo by Matt Conti)

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What’s Going On Sunday, October 7, 2012:

This year’s Columbus Day parade is in East Boston and starts at 1pm, rain or shine. See the post.

The Boston Local Food Festival is set to run 11am-5pm on the Wharf District Greenway parks.

On Monday, Columbus Day, the festivities continue here in the North End at Christopher Columbus Park. See the FOCCP event flyer with the new “Last Call” addition.

The Events Calendar has all the details.

What’s new on the blog:

The Friends of the North End Branch Library held a dedication this week for Phase II of the brick walkway. See the post with photos.

The latest police blotter lists an assault on an EMT and another break-in, this time on Unity Street. See the post.

Neighborhood Group News:

NEWRA is looking for officers. The group published its nominations for officers to be elected at Thursday’s Annual Meeting on October 11th. Per the notice, there are only 2 people running for the 5 open executive positions. See the post.

Notable News Found Elsewhere:

The Boston Fashionista says Fleet Street’s Luke Aaron is “ready to join the ranks of Boston Fashion royalty.” See the review from last week’s Boston Fashion Week.

It seems fitting on Columbus Day weekend to highlight this new post by Joseph R. Gallo, Jr. on the history of the namesake statue at Christopher Columbus Park. See the blog of Boston Bronze and Stone Speak to Us.

Neighborhood Photo of the Day:

One of the “hidden” public art jewels in the North End is the white marble bas-relief of Dante Alighieri, donated in 1913 to the Boston Public Library and later moved to the North End branch on 25 Parmenter Street. Through the efforts of the Friends of the North End Branch Library, it was recently cleaned.

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