Community Daily Briefs

3 Things & Photo: Greenway Arts, Butcher Shops Decline, Rude Drivers, Rainbow Cloud!

#NorthEnd via thesacreddog on Instagram.
#NorthEnd via thesacreddog on Instagram.

Three Things to Know Today

1. Around the neighborhood later? Take a look at these two events:

Public Art Celebration on the Greenway Parks will begin at 5:00pm and mark the Greenway’s first-ever public art season kickoff celebration. The kickoff celebration will be free and open to the public with live music and performances. The celebration will stretch the Greenway and include Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads at the Rings Fountain as well as Aragón’s High Tide on Cross Street, view the event page.

NEMPAC MT Troupe presents Cinderella the Musical will take place at 5:30pm at the Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover Street, Boston. The NEMPAC Children’s Music Theatre Troupe presents Cinderella KIDS the Musical Production! Come hear your favorite songs from Cinderella, the Musical and see our “Happily Ever After” live on stage! This is a children’s, family-friendly production. Tickets available here.

2. From the news: Butcher jobs are getting harder and harder to fillThis may be upsetting to those who remember all of the old North End butcher shops, which have slowly been closing throughout the neighborhood. This shortage of butchers is not just in the North End, where Sulmona Meat Market is one of the few that is left standing. Owner Frank Susi, a fourth-generation butcher who took over Sulmona from his father, said he still caters to a few longtime Italian families who live in the neighborhood. Even after four generations, Susi can’t imagine that the business will continue for another generation, read the article at, The Boston Globe.

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Courtesy of The Boston Globe article.

3. Also from the news: I am not sure if this is surprising to many, or an insult to our prideful way of driving? Believe it or not, Bostonians ranked fifth rudest drivers in the US according to a study released by Expedia, citing that New York has the least courteous drivers on the road. Following New York is Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. before bringing the 5th spot back to Boston.  Of the more than 1,000 men and women surveyed, only 11 percent thought Boston drivers were not-so-nice, read more at The Boston Globe.

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

Weather Forecast:

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Speaking of weather, did anyone see the rainbow cloud over Boston yesterday?

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