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For Throwback Thursday: NEWRA Meeting, Nativity Lighting, Climate Discussion, Property Tax Decrease?

What you Should Know for Today!

#ThrowbackThursday brings us to last weeks Holiday Stroll!

Could this be possible?

Walsh proposes lower Boston property taxes

For the first time in 17 years, the city’s residential exemption could expand to the point where Boston homeowners would see their tax bills decrease at the end of the year. The financial cushion to cut taxes is feasible due to the strong local economy with rising property values. The Boston Globe has more on the tax cut that aims to help the city’s middle-class families who have seen stagnant wages while cost of living has continued to increase.

The Community Calendar has the following events lineup:

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 Climate Ready Boston Panel Discussion & Open House at District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue.  Join us for a panel, discussion and open house at District Hall hosted by the City of Boston’s Greenovate team to discuss the challenges Boston will face as a result of climate change, including sea level rise, coastal storms, temperature changes, and more intense rain and snow.

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 Carousel 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, 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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