Community Daily Briefs

3 Things for the Weekend: Boston Winter Opens, Holiday Stroll, Trolley Tour, 2017=25 mph!

Three Things to for the weekend!

1. The Community Calendar is Packed with Holiday Events:

Friday, December 2

5:30pm Caroling at the Carousel! Swing by the Greenway Carousel at 5:30p and help ring in the holiday season with live music, all-ages play opportunities, Carousel rides, a special light & sound show, local treats, and more!

5:30pm Peppe Voltarelli – Live concert. The tradition of a troubadour singing and telling stories has been with us for eons. Italian singer-songwriter Peppe Voltarelli comes out of this tradition, putting a distinctly modern and Italian twist on it. [I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston].

6:00pm North End Beautification Committee Tree EventThe cheer all begins as the annual North End Holiday Shopping Stroll kicks off with Caffé Paradiso coffee, hot chocolate and carolers at the tree event, sponsored by the North End Beautification Committee. Located at the corner of Cross and Hanover Streets, Santa will be on hand along with a bake sale to benefit St. John School! More information.

6:00pm Holiday Stroll at North End Shops. The 10th Annual North End Holiday Shopping Stroll is a free event where shoppers will have the chance to explore the narrow streets, trendy boutiques, wine stores, and specialty shops of Boston’s little Italy. The neighborhood stores will stay open late serving holiday refreshments and offer special promotions along with light bites. More information.

Saturday, December 3

9:30am [ALSO on Sunday, December 4] Celebrate Traditions of the Season at the Paul Revere House & Our New Education and Visitor Center. Be amongst the first to experience our new Education and Visitor Center at Lathrop Place. This restored 1835 rowhouse, built on property that once belonged to Paul Revere, seamlessly incorporates original historic features – foundations, fireplaces, and stairways – with modern museum amenities, exhibits, a museum shop, and public restrooms. [The Paul Revere House, 19 North Square, Boston]. More information.

11:00am North End Library Open House at 25 Parmenter Street. Friends of the North End Library open house will feature music, great food and a raffle.

Sunday, December 4

2:30pm Mayor’s Trolley Tour Visits North EndThe annual tree lighting and trolley tour visit to the North End’s Paul Revere Mall (Prado) by Mayor Walsh. More information.

2. #BostonWinter Opens Today at City Hall Plaza!

3. Speed Limits Reduced, Could Plastic Bags be Banned?

Boston’s New Default Speed Limit, Effective January 9, 2017

The speed limit for Boston streets will be reduced from 30 mph to 25 mph as of January 9, 2017, Mayor Martin J. Walsh made in an announcement. This change hopes to improve roadway safety for people walking, driving, and bicycling on city streets. Roadways in Boston that are owned by the state will not be affected by this new law, read the full City of Boston announcement.

5 key points of Boston’s proposed bag ban

Boston’s City Council is considering a plan to charge for all bags at all retail businesses throughout the city, including grocery stores, restaurants and pharmacies. Single-use plastic bags would be banned under the ordinance, and businesses that do not comply would face a $50 ban for the first offense and $100 for all additional offenses. Read the full article and 5 key facts at, WCVB Boston.

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

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