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To Know for Wednesday: 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack, Holiday Decorations, Verizon FiOS Coming

Things to Know for December 7th

Where else in the neighborhood are the holidays in full swing?

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Verizon says it starts actually installing FiOS in Boston residents’ homes tomorrow.

Although it will take six years to install across the entire city, Verizon has started installing cable into homes in parts of West Roxbury, Roslindale and Dorchester. UniversalHub has more on Boston’s newest cable option.

For the best Neapolitan pie in town, journey to Chelsea

Best pizza in town, the North End, right? Not according to this article from The Boston Globe, that says Ciao! Pizza & Pasta in Chelsea is serving up these “wood-fired beauties.”

A Peek at the Past: Christopher Columbus Park

Citing the beautiful, historic parks in Boston, the North End touts a “relative newcomer” in Christopher Columbus Park, which spans 4.5-acre of seaside green space. Boston Guide has more on the “relaxing and picturesque place” that was completed in 1976.

Wednesday’s Events from the community calendar!

Wednesday, December 7

75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor AttackThe attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese was a surprise military strike against the United States naval base on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States’ entry into World War II. Over the next seven hours there were coordinated Japanese attacks on the U.S.-held Philippines, Guam and Wake Island and on the British Empire in Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong. USA Today has more coverage.

Looking ahead? Thursday, December 8

6:00pm Book presentation: Lawrence DiStasi “Branded.” Lawrence DiStasi’s new book, Branded: How Italian Immigrants Became ‘Enemies’ During World War II, fills a great need in the history of the World War II home front. [I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston].

7:00pm NEWRA Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street. Recurring on the 2nd Thursday of the month. See for updates or email or view the agenda.

8:00am Nativity Lighting at St. Leonard Peace Garden. We will officially be blessing and lighting the garden trees and Outdoor Nativity Scene. Join in this most festive occasion to help ring in the season of Christmas at Saint Leonard’s.

Friday, December 9

5:30pm Caroling at the Greenway CarouselCaroling 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, more information.

6:00pm Old North Speaker Series: Monica Pelayo – Preserving Immigrant Detention. Preserving Immigrant Detention: Angel Island as Case Study. Speaker: Monica Pelayo.  Between 1910 and 1940, Angel Island served as an immigration station in the San Francisco bay area. Unlike its East Coast counterpart, Angel Island was specifically constructed to detain and interrogate Asian immigrants attempting to enter the country. Register Here.

6:30pm 5th Annual Christmas Concert at Sacred Heart Church. Located at 12 North Square, Boston –  the 5th Annual Christmas Concert will be presented by the Consulate General of Italy in collaboration with Com.IT.ES. and the Boston Conservatory. More information.

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