Daily Briefs

Monday’s Briefing: Will Ferrell Spotted, “Worst Slum in the City,” Aquarium Seeks Chiofaro Funding

Start your week off with Monday’s Brief:

Events for Monday, April 24th

10:30am Story Time with the Boston Ballet at West End Library. Children ages 2+ and their caregivers, join us once a month to hear stories about a famous ballet or a dancer. Each story time is supplemented with a movement experience that highlights major themes of the story. Located at 151 Cambridge Street, Boston.

Will Ferrell strolling on Hanover Street:


Notable news found elsewhere:

Aquarium seeks financial guarantee from garage-site developer

The New England Aquarium has taken measures to ensure their survival during the three year construction of Don Chiofaro’s tower proposal. The aquarium is hoping Chiofaro will cover any financial losses the Aquarium suffers during the billion-dollar construction project, conversations continue between both parties. Read the article at, The Boston Globe.

Carr: Mafia soldier dies quietly in his bed

Ralphie “Chong” Lamattina passed away at the age of 94. The longtime mafia member grew up on Hanover Street in the North End, the same place he spent his final years, the Boston Herald has more on the Mafia history of Lamattina.

Outsider praise makes a neighborhood hip

The North End of Boston certainly knows that the success of Boston’s neighborhoods depends on external endorsements. Today considered one of the country’s great urban communities, in 1959 city officials referred to it as “the worst slum in the city.”  The Boston Globe has the full story.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Tuesday, April 25

4:00pm Dog Licensing and Rabies Clinic at Nazzaro Center [30 N Bennet St, Boston, MA]. Licensing and Rabies low cost clinic. In order to use the new dog park this summer you will need to have your dog licensed! You can do this online or come on April 25th.

7:00pm Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee Meeting (NEWRA) at the Mariner’s House, 11 North Square, 2nd Floor. The Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month, all are welcome to attend.

From the Community: 

Asperger’s Are Us Comedy Troupe at Improv Asylum on Sunday, April 23rd. Asperger’s Are Us will have a show on Sunday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Improv Asylum in Boston. Asperger’s Are Us is an autistic comedy troupe, more information.

Registration for Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Registration is open for the 29th annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai®, the nation’s most successful single-day fundraising walk. Scheduled for Sunday, September 24, 2017, the fundraiser supports adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at the nation’s premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Register at www.JimmyFundWalk.org.

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