Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Gov’t Center Condo Increase, NBSS Labor Focused, BookBike

What you should know for Tuesday

Events for Tuesday, July 25th:

11:00am ReadBoston’s Book Bike. The BookBike is an innovative addition to ReadBoston’s Storymobile program. The BookBike brings literacy activities and new books to children in an environmentally-friendly way. Located at Hanover Street & Cross Streets, more information.

7:00pm NEWRA Zoning, Licensing & Construction Meeting (Mariner’s House) has been cancelled due to a lack of pending applications this month. The next meeting will be on the fourth Tuesday of August.

Notable news found elsewhere:

Bulfinch Crossing flipping some rentals to condos amid changing market

The developers of the Government Center Garage, coined “Bulfinch Crossing” have converted 118 rentable apartments into 55 condos, to shift towards the trend of a booming condo market. The development will still feature 812 residential units total as well as 196 hotel rooms, 1.15 million square feet of office space, and 85,000 square feet of retail, Curbed Boston has more on the story.

Hot new job for middle-class students: manual labor

Students at the North Bennet Street School (NBSS) in Boston’s North End learn unique trades, from jewelry and furniture making, to book binding and residential carpentry. NBSS has been around for more than a century, catering to middle-class workers drawn to old-fashioned occupations that allow them to work with their hands, read the post in full at, The Christian Science Monitor.

Cold, damp, and rainy in July?


Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 26

5:30pm Croquet on the West Lawn of Christopher Columbus Park. Croquet on the West Lawn of Christopher Columbus Park. The fun starts at 5:30 – 7:30pm. Free and open to all!

6:30pm Next Level Fitness Bootcamp. Located at Hanover Street and Cross Street, get fit and stay healthy every week during the summer with Next Level Fitness!

7:00pm North End Movie Night w/Pizza! at the Gassy, DeFilippo Playground. Boston Community Collaborative is THRILLED to present 2017 NORTH END MOVIE NIGHTS!!! Pizza is at 7pm and movie at dark. The event is free, all are welcome! More information.

Thursday, July 27

10:00am Mah Jongg Drop-in at the North End Library. Friends of the North End Library invite you to drop in anytime between 10am and 2pm for Mah Jongg games at 25 Parmenter Street.

1:00pm NEAD Arts & Crafts at Mirabella PoolNorth End Against Drugs will offer free Arts and Crafts Programs to the youth of the North End outside the concession stand at the Mirabella Pool every Thursday through August 10th from 1pm to 4pm.

5:30pm NEMPAC Summer Concert Series on the Prado. Located at the Paul Revere Mall, this is free and open to the public! This week’s performance features REVMA – Authentic Greek Roots Music. Read full artist descriptions and find full details at www.nempacboston.org.

5:30pm Boston Workplace Fitness. Cresa Boston would like to bring together employees in nearby offices to The Greenway to participate in a fitness program promoting wellness in the workplace. Located at Milk Street & Atlantic Avenue.

6:00pm Govt Ctr Garage Redevelopment IAG Meeting at City Hall, 9th Floor. Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting to discuss the Notice of Project Change (NPC) which proposes to decrease the total number of residential units from 486 units to 423 units by converting 118 of the apartment units previously planned on the upper eleven floors of the building to approximately 55 condominium units.

From the Community: 

Bead-dazzled! A Beginner Beading Class for Adults. Learn to create a beautiful beaded bracelet that you can wear or gift! Please call the library at (617) 227-8135 to reserve a spot, located at 25 Parmenter Street, read the post.

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