Community Daily Briefs

3 Things & Photo: Greenway Whistleblowers, Jim Belushi Dining, Big Ship and Kayaks!

UniversalHub showing the difference with "Big ship, little kayaks."
UniversalHub showing the difference between “Big ship, little kayaks.”

Three Things to Know Today

1. Hot off the Community Calendar, view events for today:

10:00am Free Gentle Yoga at Christopher Columbus Park
Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series – free fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer.

5:30pm Blitz Chess Tournament at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Compete in a series of “blitz” tournaments, vie for bragging rights, and win prizes provided by our Faneuil Hall Marketplace merchants! More information.

6:00pm Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Committee Meeting 
Located at at City Hall 5th Floor, in the Piemonte Room, the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee will host their meeting. Covering recommendations and discussion on Hook Lobster, Harbor Garage, Long Wharf Marriott, view powerpoint presentations and material from prior meetings.

6:00pm Film: The Great Moment at North End Branch Library
The Great Moment (1944) The biography of Dr. W. T. Morgan, a 19th century Boston dentist, during his quest to have anesthesia, in the form of ether, accepted by the public and the medical and dental establishment. Directed by Preston Sturges, runtime of 1h 23min.

TRATTORIA IL PANINO Jim Belushi with server Maria DelVecchio. Photo courtesy of Trattoria il Panino, The Boston Globe.
Jim Belushi with server Maria DelVecchio. Photo courtesy of Trattoria il Panino, The Boston Globe.

2. Notable News Today!

Greenway art cost big money. The Boston Herald says a group called the “Greenway Whistleblowers” made up of past and present volunteers and staff members has issued a report on the high cost of the Greenway’s public art programs, notably last year’s Echelman exhibit. Read more.

Team USA lost 4-0 to Argentina in the Copa America semifinals on Tuesday night. It was a good run for USA men’s team, but Lionel Messi was just too much. More at ESPN.

Spotted in the North End: Jim BelushiOver the weekend, Jim Belushi went to dinner at Trattoria il Panino while in town to film Showtime’s reboot of “Twin Peaks.”  More on his visit and the show at, The Boston Globe

3. On this day, June 22nd in History:

  • 2011: Boston gangster Whitey Bulger was arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California, after 16 years on the run.
  • Coincidently on this day in 1934, John Dillinger was informally named America’s first Public Enemy Number One.

Take a look at upcoming happenings in the neighborhood with the Events Calendar.

Bonus! Free Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt bars on the Greenway from 12pm-6pm on Wednesday. Look for the truck between the Carousel and the Rings Fountain.

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