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What you should know for Thursday!

Thursday, September 7 – Boston Public Schools – First Day of School.

12:00pm NFL Kickoff Concert with “Miguel” local Boston Band Guster at Christopher Columbus Park. Football is back! Celebrate 2017 NFL Kickoff and the Patriots’ Super Bowl LI Championship with a special celebration in downtown Boston. It will feature appearances by Patriots’ Legends and a live performance. View the full post.

5:30pm Boston Workplace Fitness. Cresa Boston is bringing 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, more information.

6:00pm NE Public Safety Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St. All North End / Waterfront residents are welcome to attend, these meetings are hosted by Boston Police Area A-1.

Neighborhood Scene: Calm Harbor

Inclement weather brings quiet to the Harbor ~ Boston

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Notable news found elsewhere:

Top chefs share creative, delicious garlic dishes

Douglas Rodrigues, chef of North Square Oyster in the North End, uses New England-inspired seafood dishes as a starting point from which to add some high technique compared with elegant presentation. Boston Herald Crab & avocado with black garlic crystalline and sweet garlic custard

Make a North End Muffuletta

After grabbing bread at Bova’s bakery, head over to Salumeria Italiana to get your cold cuts to make a classic muffuletta. Pile on the mortadella, provolone, fennel soppressata, hot capocollo, and read the full article at, Boston Zest.

What a future sea barrier in Boston would look like

We’ve seen the damage that Hurricane Harvey did to Houston, and it’s got Boston officials talking about Boston’s vulnerability to flooding in the future. Boston.com has more on the potential for a sea barrier in Boston harbor.

Balloons pay tribute for tragic loss of BPS student:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Friday, September 8

6:00pm Michelle McPhee Book Talk and Signing on “Maximum Harm.” Emmy-nominated investigative reporter and award-winning journalist Michele McPhee examines the Boston Marathon bombers’ roots in Dagestan and Chechnya, their struggle to assimilate in America, and their growing hatred of the United States—a deepening antagonism that would prompt federal prosecutors to dub Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “America’s worst nightmare.” Located at I AM Books, 189 North Street, view the events post.

6:30pm Masterpiece at Faneuil Hall Marketplace West End: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. A free movie series – movies begin at dusk.

7:30pm Outdoor Movie: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” at Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel. Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead. Movie starts at dusk.

Saturday, September 9

10:00am Carnival of Dogs. TD Bank is sponsoring the Carnival of Dogs, a celebration of our faithful four-legged friends. Head up to our North End parks to enjoy dog caricatures, doggy kissing booths, dog treats and human treats. Located at Parcel 8 – North End Parks.

10:30am I Piccoli Lettori. Join I AM Books for its Italian reading group for little ones! Children (0-4) and their parents will engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning. Located at I AM Books, 189 North Street.

11:00am Boston Arts Festival at Christopher Columbus Park. This annual event is designed to showcase the visual and performing arts in Boston. More information. [Also on Sunday, September 10 – same time].

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, July 16 – same time].

7:00pm Unity Benefit Concert at City Hall Plaza. A Unity Concert will be held on Saturday, September 9th, on City Hall Plaza featuring Boston’s own favorite sons Bell Biv DeVoe. The Unity Concert will be free to the public and will open with performances by local talent at 7 p.m.

From the Community: 

September 6th is Cutoff to Register to Vote in the September 26th Primary

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 is the last day to register for the primary elections in Boston. The Boston Municipal Preliminary Election includes the ballot for candidates for Boston City Council and the mayoral race. The primary election will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. View the post for more information on the upcoming election. Also note that there has been a Polling Location Change in the North End.

Need to submit a post? Great, start here!

Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.

Weather Forecast:

Partly Cloudy
Monday
Mon-12/11/17 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 38F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
High 38° / Low 28°
Rain
Tuesday
Tue-12/12/17 90%
Rain
Cloudy with periods of rain. High 44F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
High 44° / Low 25°
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
Wed-12/13/17 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy and windy. High 29F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.
High 29° / Low 19°

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