Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Eliot School Recess, Boston History Project, Zakim Sunset

Notable News:

Advocates call recess a crucial part of education

The North End’s Eliot K-8 Innovation School is featured in this article about how schools are putting a greater emphasis on the importance of recess, to encourages students to be more active. Recess also teaches them a host of skills like controlling their emotions, getting along with their peers and taking on leadership roles. With setting a new requirement for schools to hold at least 20 minutes of daily recess for students in grades K-8, Boston has emerged as a leader in the area. The Eliot K-8 Innovation School in the North End now even allocates 28 minutes for recess, the Boston Globe has the full story.

MC provides IT professional with necessary skills

Previous North End Italian restaurant Chef, Andry Diaz, is now the technical lead for West Texas IT Consulting and manages a team composed of two technicians and himself. The Le Cordon Bleu College graduate made the switch to technology after moving to Midland, Texas and worked his way up in the industry from there. Continue reading at, MRT.

Zakim Bridge Sunset:


Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Wednesday, October 18:

9:30AM St John School Open House. Join St John’s Parochial School at 9 Moon Street for an open house Wednesday at 9:30AM.

2:30PM NEMPAC’s Pumpkin Painting on the Prado. Join the North End Music and Performing Arts Center is hosting pumpkin painting on the Prado at 16 Charter Street R. NEMPAC will provide supplies for the fall celebration and will charge $5 per pumpkin. NEMPAC T-shirts will also be fore sale for $15.

3:00PM Italian Heritage Month Movie at West End Library “Cinema Paradiso”. Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with the West End Library’s October Italian Film Series every Wednesday at 151 Cambridge Street. Featured films include Big Deal on Madonna Street, Cinema Paradiso and Marriage Italian Style.

6:00PM Oktober Themed Hors D’Oevres and Paired Wines at Divine Design Center. Join Kurt Von Kahle and Gaggenau Executive Chef for a night of Oktober-themed hors d’oevres and paired wines at 2 Battery Wharf. Click here for additional details and to RSVP for the event.

6:00PM Art of Excellent Listening Workshop at North End Library. Join Kim Kerrigan at 25 Parmenter Street as he teaches you how to be a better listener and other valuable skills for interacting with people at home, in the workplace or in public settings. Click here to register or view additional event details.

Thursday, October 19:

5:30PM Boston Public Market Harvest Party. Join the Boston Public Market Association (BPMA) at 100 Hanover Street as they host their second annual Harvest Party Fundraiser benefiting the Boston Public Market’s Community Engagement Fund, which offers free, public, seed-to-skillet education experiences for the local community. The event will feature a lively celebration of local food, cocktails, dancing, vendor demos, prizes and more, for full details and tickets click here.

6:00PM Author Talk: Nancy Harrowitz. Join I Am Books at 189 North Street as Professor Nancy Harrowitz examines the complex role that Levi’s Jewish identity played in his choices of how to portray his survival, as well as in his exposition of topics such as bystander complicity, view additional details here.

6:15PM Zumba Fundraiser at Nazzaro Center. Join the Nazzaro Community Center at 30 N Bennet St. as they host several Yoga and Zumba fundraisers for $10 per class with proceeds being donated to hurricane relief victims, see here for the full event posting.

6:30PM Final Public Meeting for Paul Revere Mall (Prado) Improvements at the Nazzaro Center. Join the community at 30 N Bennett Street for the final public meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) between Hanover and Unity Streets, view more information here.

Bonus Feature:

Boston History Project: Boston’s North End

Join Anthony Sammarco and the Boston Herald as they document the Boston History Project: Boston’s North End.

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