Community Daily Briefs Meetings

Thursday’s 3 Things & Photo: Haymarket Hotel, Calm Before the Storm, Engagement Photos, NEWRA Meeting!

Photo submitted by Bob Somerville, capturing the weekend sunset.
Photo submitted by Bob Somerville, capturing the sunset this past weekend.

Three Things to Know for Thursday, June 9th:

1. Continuing with the busy week of events in the neighborhood, note the following events for this evening:

5:30pm Parcel 9 / Haymarket Hotel (PDA) at BRA Board Meeting
BRA staff will be bringing the Haymarket Hotel – Parcel 9 project forward to the BRA Board of Directors with a recommendation for approval. As this is a hearing for a Planned Development Area, public testimony will be taken if you’d like to come and speak. [Located at City Hall, Room 900]

6:30pm History of Scollay Square Lecture at West End Branch Library [151 Cambridge Street]
History of Scollay Square: Local Historian, David Kruh, will discuss Scollay Square’s history. From John Winthrop, (who settled here in 1630) to Sally Keith (who entertained here in the 1940s and 1950s) to Government Center today, this will surprise you with tales of Revolutionary War heroism, scientific breakthroughs, and Civil War courage.

7:00pm NEWRA Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center [30 North Bennet Street]
Recurring on the 2nd Thursday of the month, this meeting will cover Monica’s Mercato takeout, dog recreation at DeFilippo Park, and multiple BRA Project Updates, view the meeting agenda.

2. In the news! Tonno Opens in Gloucester June 17Chef Anthony Caturano, who opened Prezza 16 years ago in the North End, is bringing his Italian dining to the North Shore. Tonno will open on June 17th, featuring and-made pastas adapted from his Prezza menu, with more than 100 bottles of wine to accompany the harbor views Cape Ann. Read the full article at, Boston Magazine.

At Wednesday’s Boston City Council meeting, the Council voted to reject Mayor Walsh’s budget. According to an update from Council President Michelle Wu, the Council must act on the budget by the 2nd Wednesday of June by city charter, so it is customary that they reject the budget without prejudice, allowing the Administration to resubmit the budget with changes reflecting feedback from recent Ways & Means Committee hearings. The vote was unanimous and the debate centered around education spending. More at Universal Hub.

Be sure to look at these North End Engagement Photography With Caren & Philip. Walking through the North End of Boston to take some engagement photos prior to their August wedding. these photos were taken from Unity Court, to the Greenway, and in the Prado, view the photos and their story at, Christian Pleva Images.

3. Social media noting the, “calm before the storm” which ended up being a calm storm, contrary to severe weather predictions:

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

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