Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Winthrop Tower Lowered, Classical Nazzaro Entrance

Things to know for Wednesday

Events for Wednesday, September 13th:

10:30am Music and Movement Storytime at West End Library. Kids join Sherry for a special story time in which every book is a song! Children use their voices to make some music of their own. No registration required, groups and individuals welcome.

6:00pm Swing Dancing at Dewey Square on the Greenway. Dance Instructors: Katie & Paolo Piselli teach Swing From the Lindy Hop to the Charleston, there is a vibrancy and excitement to Swing that will be evident as Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders, featuring Laura Windley, take the stage.

6:00pm Ceviche & Poke at Boston Public Market. Let us take you on a journey through traditional raw preparations of locally-caught seafood. You will make a Peruvian recipe featuring white fish, a shellfish recipe from Spain, and a Hawaiian staple using sweet and savory marinated tuna. Tickets are available here.

6:30pm Friends of the NE Library Meeting. Located at 25 Parmenter Street in the North End, visit friendsnelibrary.org for more information.

Notable news found elsewhere:

Developer lowers height of proposed Winthrop Square tower

After the resistance from folks concerned over the Winthrop Square tower casting a shadow, it was the Federal Aviation Administration that was able to have the 775 foot proposed tower lowered to just over 700 feet. Lowering the building would ensure that the tower will be clear of Logan’s takeoff paths, The Boston Globe has the full story.

A more classical Boston city seal

Have you ever noticed the seal above the entrance to the Nazzaro Community Center? Built in 1906, the architect put the Boston city seal, accompanied by Mercury (the old god of merchants and trade, and Neptune, god of the sea. Read in full at, UniversalHub.

North End, Boston – Circa?:


Ed: There is no way this photo is from 1825 as the Instagram caption indicates because that would be before photography was invented. Perhaps a 100 years later?

Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Thursday, September 14

Author Talk: Richard Mancuso, The Good Don. Located at I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston, view the post.

3:45pm Tryouts for Children’s Choir at St. Stephen’s Church. Is your child a student in grades 3, 4 or 5 in any North End School?  We are entering our third year with our young choir at St. Stephen’s, view the posting.

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, more information.

6:00pm Country in the City at City Hall Plaza. Enjoy country music in the heart of downtown Boston during the 2nd annual Country in the City concert. Scott McCreery will headline the show, which is free and open to all.

6:00pm Mambo Dancing at Dewey Square on the Greenway. Havana comes to The Greenway with the fast-paced, Latin-dance moves of the Mambo! Tito Puente Jr. and His Orchestra will take the stage with their high-voltage celebration of Latin music. Puente, Jr. is determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father, Tito Puente, revered by many as “Mambo King.”

7:00pm NEWRA Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St. Recurring on the 2nd Thursday of the month, see www.newra.org for updates or email info@newra.org.

Friday, September 15

1:00pm Film “Mystery Street” at North End Library, 25 Parmenter St. Join us for old-school films set in Boston, and stay for discussion and treats! …Mystery Street (1950, 1 hour, 33 min) ~ A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach. Starring Ricardo Montalban and Sally Forrest, view the posting.

6:00pm Disco Dancing at Dewey Square on the Greenway. ’70s DISCO featuring The Loser’s Lounge Group. Hustle down to Dewey Square Park for a ‘70s Disco Party with The Loser’s Lounge, a collective of New York City’s finest performers founded in 1993 by former Psychedelic Furs keyboardist Joe McGinty. You bring the moves, they’ll bring all the greatest hits of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.

6:30pm Masterpiece at Faneuil Hall Marketplace West End: Iron Giant. A free movie series at Faneuil Hall – movies begin at dusk!

From the Community: 

Discover Boston’s  Freedom Trail® After Dark – Lantern Tours Return in September

Freedom Trail Foundation announces the return of the unique Lantern Tours, offering visitors and residents the opportunity to experience the dark history and mystery of the Freedom Trail by lantern-light! View the post for additional information.

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

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2 Replies to “Wednesday’s Brief: Winthrop Tower Lowered, Classical Nazzaro Entrance

  1. The photo is certainly not from 1825. 1895 would be a better guess considering the Edwardian clothing styles and the wagons.
    It is most likely North Street near Dock Square.

    1. Yes, I think the Instagram person that posted it was about a 100 years off. It looks like a BPL archive image so I will try and find the original.

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