Community Daily Briefs

3 Things for Monday: Park Fitness, Medical Marijuana, New MassPort Park, Grand Canal Closed!

Three Things to Know for Monday, August 8th!

1. The docket of events today is as follows:

6:00pm Free Zumba Class 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.

6:30pm Greenway’s Summer Fitness: MSL Pilates on Parcel 8.  As part of the Greenway’s North End Summer Fitness Schedule: Ali Baldassare from Move SWEAT Love with Ali will lead you through her signature Pilates Fusion Bootcamp class with spin live beats to keep you energized, moving & motivated!

7:30am NEAA Golf Tournament at Andover Country Club. The annual North End Athletic Association golf tournament is being held at the Andover Country Club, [Canterbury Road, Andover, MA]. Contact Louis Cavagnaro at 617-523-7410.

2. Keeping up with the news, Uber, Medical Marijuana, and Massport:

A Boston first: medical marijuana for sale21 Milk Street is the sight for Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary, after a long and arduous process.  Company officials at Patriot Care expect Boston police to work special details, along with infrared security cameras to ensure safe operations. More than 200 state-certified patients had preregistered to shop in the dispensary, and company says they are prepared to handle at least 150 customers a day. Read the full story at, The Boston Globe.

The Uber war is over — Uber wonThe long and bitter dispute between cabs and ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft are soon to be settled, with Uber and Lyft looking victorious. Governor Charlie Baker will sign the regulatory bill that State Representative Aaron Michlewitz helped craft, read more details on the bill and the implications at, The Boston Globe. If you are looking to read more on the subject, view this statehouse rundown.

Massport to build new park in East Boston in exchange for expanding international terminalSimply put thanks to UniversalHub, Massport is going to build Piers Park II as part of its mitigation for expanding Terminal E. Originally reported by East Boston Times, read more on the plan for expanding the international terminal and the park in return.

3. Weekend Weather: Violent looking clouds, above the building with the sun shining. . .

Business Buzz: Grand Canal, the bar on Canal Street has closed their doors:

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

Weather Forecast:

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