Community Daily Briefs

Things for the Weekend: Election Results, Dog Carnival, 9/11 Service Project, 1986 Double Murder, Arts Festival, Pats Season Opener!

Things to Know for Today and the Weekend!

It was a Primary Election sleeper on Thursday with only a 7% turnout. Among the few competitive races, incumbent Terrance Kennedy of Lynnfield was re-elected for District 6 Governor’s Council over North End resident Stephen Borelli and East Boston resident Richard Dimeo. For Suffolk County Sheriff, incumbent Steve Tompkins was reelected over Alexander Rhalimi. For Register of Deeds, former City Councilor Stephen Murphy was elected over six other candidates. Local unopposed incumbents State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, State Senator Joe Boncore and US Congressman Stephen Lynch were all reelected. More results here.

Patriots Season Opener will be against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday at 8:30, on NBC.

1. Social Media Snapshots from in, around, and above the neighborhood:

2. On the Slate of events for Today and the Weekend:

Friday, September 9

7:00pm Cettina Donato – Allegro Concert Series 2016/17. Born and raised in Sicily (Italy), Cettina is a classical and jazz piano player, composer, arranger and conductor. [I AM Books, 189 North Street].

7:00pm Mamma Mia! Movie Outside at Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf. The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular ’70s group ABBA.

Saturday, September 10

10:00am Carnival of Dogs at North End Greenway Parks. This event is complete with dog caricatures, human and dog treats, doggie kissing booth, a visit from the MSPCA, a RUFF table and more!

10:30am I Piccoli Lettori (Grandparents/Nonni Day!). Children (0-4) and their parents will engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning.  [I AM Books, 189 North Street].

11:00am Arts Festival at Christopher Columbus Park. Boston Arts Festival in the Park!

12:00pm Watercolor Workshop at Christopher Columbus Park. Budding artists ages nine and up are invited to join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for its popular fall series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops during the month of September at six Boston locations.

1:00pm Paul Revere House: Colonial Weaving Demonstration.  Talented craftsman Fred Lawson demonstrates the art of creating cloth by hand and simple machines. Practice weaving on the small looms provided. [19 North Square, Boston].

Sunday, September 11

11:00am 9/11 Mass. Military Heroes Fund Service Project at Rings Fountain on Greenway.  9/11 Service Project Care Packages: The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund invites you to take part in a care package service project to support active duty service members and veterans, as well as a pledge drive to support local Gold Star & Survivor (bereaved) military families.

1:00pm Santa Rosalia di Palermo Procession at North Square. Santa Rosalia di Palermo
1:00 pm – Procession only – North Square, view the Facebook page.

2:00pm Book signing – Joyce Ng: “Hotel 9/11” Joyce Ng’s 9/11 Hotel Survivors: An Oral History eternally preserves a monumental tragedy in American history through the voices of the people who were in the 9/11 Hotel that day.  [I AM Books, 189 North Street].

3. In the news. . .

SJC denies new trial for convicted killer in 1986 double murderThe 1986 shootings of Joseph Bottari and Frank Chiuchiolo in the North End will not stand a third trial. The Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Frank DiBenedetto, who has twice been convicted of participating in the murders of the two men will not be granted another trial. Continue reading more about one of the oldest active homicide cases in Suffolk County, The Boston Globe.

Celebrity Series Announces Locations for Street Pianos BostonThe famous street pianos are back in action around Boston! Celebrity Series of Boston brings back street pianos from September 23rd through October 10th, and there will be two deployed around the North End, one at the Old North Church and the other on the North End Park on the Greenway. Read more about “Play Me, I’m Yours” at, Broadway World.

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

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