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3 Things & Photo: One Year Ago, Generations and Gentrification, Declaration Posting!

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Beauty & Independence at Christopher Columbus park. Photo by Bob Somerville.

Three Things to Know Today

1.  A year ago today, the headlines on were on the Groundbreaking for the Connect Historic Boston Bike Trail and the July 4th Fireworks Engulfed by Smoke and Pop Music. Complete with plans for the bike trail, which are well into construction, do not miss Matt Conti’s throwback photo coverage of the 2015 firework display, from the rooftops of the North End!

2. This news story goes back to when Boston was. A family reunion across generations and milesJacob Shafran established Jacob Shafran & Sons Inc. at the turn of the 20th century in Boston’s North End, which was heavily Jewish at the time. Now into seven generations spanning eight states and five Boston-area kosher meat markets, the Shafran family gathered Saturday for a reunion. Since the family patriarch, Jacob Shafran, arrived in the city’s North End from Ukraine in 1906 and founded a father-son meat business, the story has been confused and complicated, read the full article at, The Boston Globe.

3. Social Media Snapshot: appropriate, no?

Bonus event: 7:00pm Parks Committee (NEWRA) Meeting. Join the NEWRA Parks Committee in looking out for our neighborhood parks! Meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at the Mariner’s House, 11 North Square 2nd Floor. More information at

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

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