Daily Briefs

Monday’s Briefing: Paving This Week, Keith Foulke, Galleria Umberto Budget, and More!


Article of Interest:

Galleria Umberto – Soul food on a budget

Hidden among the North End streets and dozens of restaurants on Hanover Street is Galleria Umberto, the cash only cafe that’s open only during lunch hours. Serving pizza for less than $2, along with classics like arancini, panzarotti, pizzette, and calzones for great prices, read in full at, Spotted by Locals.

On this day. . .

1789 US Congress proposes the Bill of Rights.
1906 Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the Telekino at Bilbao before a great crowd, guiding a boat from the shore, considered the birth of the remote control.
1956 First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation from Newfoundland to Oban.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Tuesday, September 26

Paving of Commercial StreetOn Tuesday, September 26, there will be paving of the roadway on Commercial Street from Battery Street to Commercial Wharf. During this time there will be traffic delays and parking restrictions. For more details, including diagrams of work areas, see the complete construction notice.

7:00am Election Day – Boston Preliminary Election. Mayor and City Council preliminary elections for the City of Boston.

11:00am Aquarium Touch Tank at Boston Public Market. Join educators from the New England Aquarium to learn more about seafood! Engage with live ocean animals while learning how our seafood is caught or farmed. Come with questions and leave being a little more informed about how you can play a part in a healthier ocean!

5:30pm Greenway Artist Lecture at NBSS, 150 North St. Please join The Greenway in partnership with the North Bennet Street School for an evening of presentations by Meredith James and Mark Reigelman, whose artworks are currently featured on The Greenway as part of the Playful Perspectives exhibition. Register here.

6:00pm Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee Meeting at Mariner’s House, 11 North Sq., 2nd Floor. Note, this meeting starts at 6pm!

Wednesday, September 27

6:00pm Intro to Beacon Hill Village: Aging’s New Frontier at North End Library, 25 Parmenter St. Over 50? Live in downtown Boston? Learn how Beacon Hill Village, a non-profit, member-driven organization, can help provide you with resources and opportunities to live a vibrant, active and healthy life in your community, view the events post.


From the Community:


Neighborhood Photo: Keith Foulke at North End Barber Shop

The baseball pitching legend, Keith Foulke, came over to Boston’s North End and stopped by Boston Barber Shop for a cut before the Bruins game. The former MLB pitcher was an integral part of the Red Sox 2004 championship, view the post.

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