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3 Things & Photo Thursday: NEWRA Meeting, Picnic Guide, Warmth and Blue Skies!

"Finally seeing blues skies and warm weather! #boston #northend" via @KTRinger
“Finally seeing blues skies and warm weather! #boston #northend” via @KTRinger

Three Things You Should Know for Thursday, May 12, 2016:

1.  The North End Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) will have their monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Center (30 North Bennet Street). The meeting will begin at 7:00pm, the agenda plans to cover an addition on Jackson Avenue, a basement extension, the Lewis Wharf proposal and more BRA project updates.

2. Now that the nice weather is here, take a peak at Boston Picnic Guide: Where to Eat and What to EatNot only is the North End mentioned as a place for getting great things to eat, but Christopher Columbus Park is noted as the “perfect waterfront picnic spot near great food options.” Options ranging from places like the Boston Public Market, where they can help you assemble a “perfect picnic basket,” to Monica’s Mercato & Salumeria, Pauli’s, and Tenoch for tortas and tacos to go. Read the full story at, Eater Boston.

3. Sometimes referred to as the “gateway to the North End,” the beginning of Hanover Street was admired on Instagram:

#ThrowbackThursday Fun Fact: 

At the turn of the 20th century in Boston, you did not need to take a test to receive your driver’s license. In fact, it was not until 1903 that Massachusetts started issuing driver’s licenses and registration plates, and it took until 1920 for Boston to begin testing for a driver’s license.

Looking for weekend plans?

The North End Cornhole Classic will be hosted by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, consisting of a fundraising cornhole tournament with proceeds going to the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) and the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund. Check in will begin at 2:30pm and the tournament will start promptly at 3:00pm. More information on the event, purchase tickets here. Prices are $50 per team ($25 per person) and get you 3 guaranteed games, drink ticket, and a t-shirt. [Location: The Living Room, 101 Atlantic Ave]

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