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Thursday’s Briefing: North Station Bar Plans, Library Fundraiser, Amazon 1-Hour Delivery?

What you should know for Thursday:

Caught in the act!


Neighborhood news across Boston:

New owners of North Station sports bar would ditch sports, cater to area’s new well heeled residents

The Boston Licensing Board will decide if the bar North Star is worthy of a transformation into a calmer and more “professional” establishment. Located at 222 Friend Street, the proposal looks to buy the current bar and turn it into the Rogue Lounge, UniversalHub has more on the concept.

Pool noodles and gummy bears in under an hour? Amazon has you covered

Amazon’s same-day delivery taking too long? Rest assured, Amazon is now offering its one-hour delivery service in Boston. For an added charge of $7.99, customers with Amazon Prime can receive certain orders inside a one-hour window. Not in that much of a rush? Two-hour delivery is free! The Boston Globe has the full story, and video of what a one-hour delivery looks like.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Thursday, March 23

6:30pm Friends of the North End Library Fundraiser at Lucia, 414 Hanover Street.  Friends of the North End Library 7th Annual Fundraiser will take place at Ristorante Lucia – 414 Hanover Street. North End Price: $45 Purchase tickets at www.FriendsNELibrary.org

Friday, March 24

5:00pm Let’s Talk About Opera. Opera Talk Italy’s Sabrina Ellis presents a lecture on Verdi’s opera “Nabucco.” Ellis will also talk about Giuseppe Verdi’s role as a patriot. Located at I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston.

6:00pm Wild Women of Boston Chocolate & Wine Pairing! Located at Old North Church, this unique workshop that offers four chocolate and wine pairings, featuring Old North’s very own colonial chocolate products from Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop! Reserve your $42 ticket.

7:00pm Embracing the Ethereal: A Musical Journey of French and Minimalist Works with NEMPAC! Wine & appetizer reception begins at 6:00 p.m. – Bijou la Vida Art Gallery, 390 Commercial Street – NEMPAC is returning to the beautiful Bijou de la Vida Art Gallery for our March Concert Series Event, featuring a wine and appetizer reception, the chance to explore and enjoy a private North End Art Gallery, and the opportunity to meet the artists after the performance. Purchase tickets here.

Saturday, March 25

10:30am I Piccoli Lettori. Join I AM Books for its Italian reading group for little ones! 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 St, Boston.

6:00pm Cantautori – A Celebration of Italian Songwriters. Boston-based duo Matteo Casini and Stefano Salimbeni take their guitars and voices for an evening dedicated to the best of Italy’s modern songwriting tradition: From Battisti to De Gregori and Pino Daniele. I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston – Tickets available here.

From the Community:

Save the Date: NEAA Golf Tournament on August 7th. The Annual North End Athletic Association Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, August 7th. More information.

Creative Kitchens Tour. ‘Creative Kitchens Tour 2017’ set for April 8 “Creative Kitchens Tour 2017” offers a look at kitchens from cozy country to sleek contemporary in eight Beacon Hill and Back Bay 19th century townhouses. More information on tickets and logistics.

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