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Tuesday’s Brief: Langone/Puopolo Park Meeting, Hypodermic Needle Surges, Signs of Fall

Things to know for Tuesday

Events for Tuesday, October 24:

6:30PM Meeting on Langone & Puopolo Park Improvements at Nazzaro Center. The community will come together for a meeting at 30 N. Bennet Street to discuss the proposed improvements for Langone & Puopolo Parks on Commercial Street in the North End, view additional details here.

Notable News Found Elsewhere:

Special Report: Number of needles in Boston parks soars

Boston has seen a substantial increase in the number of hypodermic needles littering in city streets and parks with health officials reporting a 60 percent surge in needles collected over the past year. The entire city has been reporting tossed dirty needles even in neighborhoods like the North End, Boston Herald has the full story.

Where to celebrate Halloween in Boston

The official countdown to Halloween has begun with the annual celebration just under a week away. For those who may be a bit too old to go trick-or-treating, Metro Boston has scoped out the 13 best events to celebrate Halloween in the city with the Boston Ski & Sports Club making the list for their Halloween Party at the Living Room in the North End.

Signs of Fall:

fall has finally arrived in Boston 😍🍁💃🏻🍂✨

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Wednesday, October 25:

3:00PM Italian Heritage Month Movie at West End Library “Marriage Italian Style”. 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 Candidates Night for Mayor and City Council at Nazzaro Center. Join the Ward 3 Democratic Committee at 30 N. Bennet Street for a Candidate’s Night where all candidates running for Mayor and City Council At-Large will be invited to speak and answer questions from residents. Following the presentations, members of the Ward committee will hold a vote on whether to endorse any of the candidate, view full event details here.

6:00PM Italian Genealogy Lecture at North End Library. Join Rhonda R. McClure, Senior Genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at 25 Parmenter St. to celebrate Italian Heritage Month by discovering more about your Italian Roots, view the event posting.

Thursday, October 26:

5:00PM Open House at West End Library. The Friends of the West End branch Library will host an open house at 151 Cambridge Street where David Vieira, “City-Wide Friday of the Library Liaison to the Branch Libraries” will speak to building partnerships in the community. For more information about the open event, call 617-523-3957 or email friendswestendlibrary@gmail.com.

5:30PM Lydia Edwards Open Reception at The Living Room. The open reception for City Council candidate Lydia Edwards will be co-hosted by State Senator Joseph Boncore and will take place at 101 Atlantic Avenue.

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.

9:00PM Paving Starts at Atlantic Ave & Cross Street. The final paving of Atlantic Avenue at Cross Street will take place overnight continuing into Friday morning. For more details on traffic delays and parking restrictions, view the full posting.

Today’s Harvest:


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From the Community:

Community Work Services Celebrates 140 Years of Service to Boston Residents

One of the oldest social services agencies in the United States, Community Work Services, celebrates its 140th birthday with a reception at the Omni Parker House. The celebration honors the legacy created in 1877 by Mrs. Annie Fields, who founded the Cooperative Society of Visitors Among the Poor of Boston, continue reading.

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One Reply to “Tuesday’s Brief: Langone/Puopolo Park Meeting, Hypodermic Needle Surges, Signs of Fall

  1. On the topic of the hypodermic needles, the blame is to be found in the organizations that provide the free needles, the original intent was the exchange of used needles for new ones. Unfortunately many of the organizations that profit from the grants government provides for such “exchange programs” and their nonprofit benefit status don’t care much about their obligation to the safety of the public and just pass out the needles without collecting the used ones. Prior to this programs most peoples encounter with a hypodermic needles was at the doctors office, and the luck of availability meant adicts cherish their needles and didn’t dispose of them since they where hard to obtain. The only reason they have become disposable is because there is a readily available free supply, protecting the health of addicted individuals should not come at the expense of the general public and most definitely not our innocent who play in these parks.
    One would hope at list the government would address the issue as we are all aware of the problem and we all know addicts invest their money only on the drugs they consume. I don’t want to sound uncharitable but the issues of addiction should remain the problem of those who abuse drugs and definitely not plague the areas where our children and citizens play and enjoy.
    The same can be said about the effect methadone clinics have on our communities, trying to provide help to those addicted comes at great cost to the neighborhoods where this centers are housed. Again feel good programs that provide no results at the profit of directors and employees of the programs, and again not sounding uncharitable or inhumane it is obvious none of these programs help. The number of addicts, the casualties of the epidemic and all the side effects don’t conclude in success. We all know the victims, no one is exempt, families and communities destroyed and we are still playing the same game. If we really want to safe lives, families and our communities a discussion needs to take place because we obviously need a new plan.

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