Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: New Citizens, NEMPAC Jazz Soirèe, Storm Patrol, Campaign Cash, City Hall Plaza Innovation

Things to know for Thursday

Events for Thursday, September 21st

2:00pm: New Citizens Welcome Reception at Armenian Heritage Park. After the Naturalization Ceremony concludes, the Riverboat Stompers Dixieland Band will lead a parade through Quincy Market to the Heritage Park, with greeters lining the route with balloons. Once at the Park, the celebration continues! See the full agenda.

5:30pm: Boston Workplace Fitness on the Greenway. Cresa Boston is bringing together employees in nearby offices to The Greenway to participate in a fitness program promoting wellness in the workplace. 5:30 – 6:30pm at Milk Street & Atlantic Avenue.

6:00pm: Autumn Jazz Soirée benefit for NEMPACThe North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) invites art lovers to their Autum Jazz Soirée | Welcome Back Party on the Prado fundraiser from 6 to 9 pm. A ticket to the event includes appetizers, an open bar serving wine and beer and live music provided by our music faculty and friends. See event details.

Notable news found elsewhere:

These City Council candidates have more campaign cash than Tito Jackson

No candidates in the 2017 city election will catch up to the fund-raising of Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who has millions of dollars tucked away. Yet there are two City Council candidates that have more funds on hand than any of Walsh’s challengers this year, including Stephen Passacantilli of the North End, who has raised about $284,000 since May and had about $118,000 remaining as of mid-September, read in full at, The Boston Globe.

Domes to dot City Hall Plaza for innovation-themed festival

Next month, six geodesic domes will be constructed in Boston’s City Hall Plaza as part of an effort to turn the barren brick into a futuristic staging ground for a weeklong festival devoted to art, science, and technology. The event will feature talks by entrepreneurs, scientists, and journalists, as well as video projections, music, live art performances, and more than two dozen robots, continue reading at,  The Boston Globe.

Neighborhood Storm Patrol:


Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Friday, September 22

Paving of Commercial StreetThere will be paving of the cycle track from Union Wharf (328 Commercial Street) to Commercial Wharf. No parking on water side of the street from 6am – 5pm. See full construction notice.

11:00am: Boston Harbor Islands Regatta at Spectacle Island. The Boston Harbor Islands Regatta is the final points-earning race in the Mass Bay Pursuit Series and attracts close to 100 boats in 10 fleets, with classes from high performance boats to family day sailors. More info here.

1:00pm: Film “Thomas Crown Affair” at North End Library, 25 Parmenter StJoin us every Friday in September for old-school films set in Boston, and stay for discussion and treats! This week’s film: Thomas Crown Affair.

5:30pm: Truffle Making at Boston Public MarketTruffle Making Workshop with Taza Chocolate from 5:30-7pm. Chocolate and wine – the ultimate pairing! Taste the most popular Taza Chocolate flavors paired expertly with Massachusetts wines. You’ll make decadent dark chocolate truffles by hand and sip on local wines while you work. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

6:30pm: Masterpiece Fridays at Faneuil Hall Marketplace West End: “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”A free movie series every Friday in September at Faneuil Hall! Movies begin at dusk, between 6:30pm – 7pm. See the full lineup.

Saturday, September 23

Paving of Commercial StreetThere will be paving of the roadway from Battery Street to Commercial Wharf. No parking on either side of the street from 6am – 5pm. See full construction notice.

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! Located at the Rings Fountain, Milk Street. [Also on Sunday, September 24 – same time].

From the Community: 

Lydia Edwards Holds Puppies and Politics in North End

Boston City Council candidate Lydia Edwards held her first Puppies and Politics meet and greet in the North End at the Richmond Street dog park on Monday night that was well attended by two and four legged North End residents alike, continue reading.

Candidate Farmer pushes for community action on opioid crisis

Citing the state-wide opioid-related overdose and death epidemic and the 400% increase in deaths from 2000-2015, Margaret Farmer, Candidate for Boston City Council, has called for creating a Boston version of the Angel program, pioneered and already successful in Gloucester, where an individual can walk into a police station and ask for help finding treatment, view the post.

East Boston’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee Endorses Stephen Passacantilli for City Council

Stephen Passacantilli has earned the endorsements of prominent local organizations, including the Charlestown-based Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Local 3, East Boston’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee, and AFSCME Council 93. Read more here.

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