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3 Thing’s for Wednesday: Fall Haze, Bridge Design Meeting, DiMasi Case

Three Things to Know for Wednesday, October 19th!

1. Fog anyone? The haze over Boston on Tuesday afternoon was undeniable:

2. The agenda of events, courtesy of the community calendar:

9:00am St. John School Open House.  Students learn the value of doing the right thing, as they build math skills using iPads, our inquiry-based i2 STEM programs, OWL curriculum, Collins Writing Program, Latin Greek Roots Program, Italian language, and explore extra-curricular passions, including music, Math Olympiads, Minecraft, dance, drama, Chinese, and more. [9 Moon Street, Boston].

6:00pm Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Meeting. Located at Boston City Hall, 5th Floor, Piemonte Room, the draft MHP and Public Realm Plan will be reviewed and discussed at the meeting.

6:30pm North Washington Street Bridge Reconstruction Design Meeting. A Public Information meeting will be held by MassDOT to discuss the replacement of the North Washington Street Bridge, view more information. [The Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street, Boston]

6:30pm Scenes from Shakespeare at North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter Street. Stephen Collins makes Shakespeare’s words come alive.

7:00pm Italian Heritage Month Film: Todo Modo. Party leader and power broker Aldo Moro, holed up with his cronies and rivals at a monastic retreat where they plot their political fortunes while being led by a Jesuit cleric in spiritual cleanings. The cost is free ($5 Suggested Donation). [West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street, Boston].

3. Clippings from all around the news:

Judge says government hasn’t yet provided enough proof DiMasi should be let out of prison

The request by the government to release former House Speaker Sal DiMasi from prison was dealt a setback by a federal judge. Currently suffering from cancer, DiMasi has served about 56 months of his 96-month sentence for corruption. Lawyers have until October 27th to prove why compassion requires he be released. Read the article at UniversalHub for more on the reasoning from the Judge.

East Boston gears up to fight a casino, once again

Three years after rallying against a casino in their neighborhood, East Boston residents are revamping their grass-roots campaign to block a slot machine parlor from opening in Revere, just over the Boston line. The Boston Globe has the story on this unique ballot initiative.

Hillstone Restaurant in Boston’s Faneuil Hall Is Closing

Hillstone, formerly known as Houston’s until they rebranded in 2010, closed their doors in Faneuil Hall this past weekend. The lease for the restaurant was expiring, continue reading at Boston Restaurant Talk.

The Best Eating Neighborhoods in Boston

Profiling the top neighborhoods for restaurants in Boston, the North End came in at number 3, just behind the South End and Back Bay. Boasting strength in Italian food, the neighborhood has cobblestone charm to add to their mix of lunch, pasta dishes and famous deserts. Read the full article at, Thrillist.

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

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