Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: Govt Center Financing, Assaggio Closes, Greenway Gala, NEWRA Meeting!

Things to know for Thursday!

Events for Thursday, June 8th

10:45am Mah Johgg at North End Library. Friends of the North End Library invite you to join in on their weekly Mah Jongg game at the library, beginners always welcome! Just show up.

6:00pm Greenway Gala at Rose Kennedy Greenway Tent. The annual Greenway Gala will be held on the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Rowes Wharf Plaza at High Street. Enjoy an evening under the stars, view more information.

7:00pm NEWRA Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street.The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 8, at 7:00 pm at the Nazzaro Community Center (30 N. Bennet Street). NEWRA will hear from the Boston Climate Action Network, City Council Candidates Margaret Farmer and Stephen Passacantilli and an update on the upcoming reconstruction of the N. Washington St. Bridge. See the agenda here.

North End Uniqueness: 


Notable news found elsewhere:

HFF arranges $180 million in financing for One Congress Street and Government Center Garage in Boston

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) has arranged $180 million in financing for One Congress Street and the Government Center Garage. The 11-story mixed-use asset will encompass parking, office space, and retail space, Boston Real Estate Times has more on the deal.

Brady or Gronk? The Departed or The Town? Brad Marchand shares his picks.

When it comes to Boston classics, Brad Marchand is going on the record! North End vs. Southie, Regina’s Pizza vs. Kelly’s Roast Beef, Boston.com has the rundown (view the video below).

Assaggio in Boston’s North End Closed for Renovations; Restaurant Now Owned by Frank DePasquale

After more than 20 years, Assaggio on Prince Street is temporarily closed and will be reopening under Frank DePasquale and DePasquale Ventures. Although the plan for the restaurant is unclear, Boston Restaurant Talk has more on the buzz.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Friday, June 9

6:00pm Newpoli performs Tempo Antico. NEWPOLI is a group of exceptionally talented musicians who specialize in Southern Italian Folk Music, mainly from the regions of Campania and Puglia. Located at I AM Books, 189 North Street.

6:30pm Glow in the Park at Greenway (Across fromRowes Wharf). Quickly becoming a favorite annual event in Boston, Glow in the Park is back for its 3rd year! Hosted by the Greenway Conservancy and Glow in the Park’s young professional Co-chairs and Event Committee (see below). Tickets available here.

7:00pm Armenian Heritage Park Benefit at THE KITCHEN at Boston Public Market. From 7pm – 10pm will be a Park benefit at The KITCHEN of the Boston Public Market. Support the Armenian Heritage Park’s ongoing care by collaborating with The KITCHEN chefs to prepare delicious meals! Advance reservations required, more information.

8:00pm Movie Night: On Golden Pond at Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel. The movie starts at dusk. Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea’s new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.

Saturday, June 10

10:00am From Italy to the North End, Book Talk by Anthony V. Riccio at 9 Hull Street. June 10, 10am, 9 Hull Street: From Italy to the North End: Photographs, 1972-1982. An illustrated book talk by Anthony Riccio, author and photographer and former director of the North End Senior Citizen Center. Sponsored by the North End Historical Society. FREE to NEHS Members. Ticket information at NorthEndBoston.org

11:00am Greenway Open Market. The Greenway Open Market is a vibrant open-air artisan market featuring talented area artists, crafters, and independent designers. Visitors will find exceptional art, locally produced products, and much more! Explore the parks, stroll tree-lined promenades, take in the city sights, soak up the sunshine, play in the Rings Fountain, grab a bite to eat at a food truck, and shop local at the Greenway Open Market! It’s truly an original Boston experience! Rings Fountain, Milk Street

1:00pm Glass Harmonica Concert – Paul Revere House. Vera Meyer plays early American melodies on the intriguing instrument that Ben Franklin invented. The ethereal, haunting tones Meyer creates as she places her wet fingers on the rims of rotating glass bowls will mesmerize all who listen! Located at the Paul Revere House, 19 N Square.

2:00pm “Soft Words are Like Roses”: Poetry Writing Workshop.  Co-sponsored by & held at Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters, free and open to the public. After attending John Stauffer’s lecture on Charles Sumner and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at Old North Church, join us for an afternoon of poetry writing and exercise your own talents! Located at Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, advanced registration required, email reservationsat105@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

4:30pm Spaghetti Supper – Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua. Each seating is 90 minutes, tickets are $15 each. We are deeply sorry but due to our need to plan for attendees there will be no walk- ins; tickets must be bought ahead of time.

From the Community: 

North End “Girl Friends” 2017 Reunion Set for September 30th. The 2017 North End “Girl” Friends Reunion will be held at Fillipo’s Ristorante, 283 Causeway Street, North End on Saturday, September 30 at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $55 per person, cash bar, parking adjacent to the eatery. Tables of 10 must be reserved. Deadline for purchasing tickets is September 13 made payable to Francine Capodilupo Gannon, 74 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109. View the event posting.

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