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Tuesday’s Brief: Columbus Debate, North Square Groundbreaking, NEWNC / FOCCP Meetings

Things to know for Tuesday

Events for Tuesday, October 10th:

5:30pm Reducing & Managing Stress: Walking the Labyrinth at Armenian Heritage Park. Learn new ways to reduce and manage stress, and enhance productivity and a unified work culture, while building community.

6:30pm FOCCP Meeting. The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will be holding a meeting at Mariner’s House. View additional details here.

7:00pm The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) will hold its monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. Variance requests will be heard regarding 431 Hanover St., 25-29 Prince St. (Assaggio), and 5-7-9 Jerusalem Place. In addition, Marquis Health Services will attend to discuss their remodeling plans for the Fulton Street nursing home. See the full NEWNC Agenda.

Rainy Day Stroll:

Notable News Found Elsewhere:

Editorial: The Columbus debate

Christopher Columbus Day has become more and more of a controversial debate over the past several years as people are starting to abandon the holiday in favor for Indigenous Peoples Day. Statues of the historical figure have been under close surveillance as three Columbus statues have been splashed with paint or defaced in recent days. The marble statue in Columbus waterfront park was also defaced two years ago and vandalized nearly a decade before that. Boston Herald has the full story.

Paul Revere’s historic neighborhood getting overhaul

North Square, one of Boston’s oldest occupied neighborhoods and home to revolutionary figure Paul Revere, will break ground this Wednesday on a $2.5 million project to revitalize the popular tourist attraction, continue reading on ABC News.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Wednesday, October 11:

10:30am Groundbreaking on North Square Reconstruction. Join Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Public Works Department, The Boston Arts Commission, elected officials and other guests for the groundbreaking ceremony of the North Square Reconstruction project. View more.

3:00pm Italian Heritage Month Movie at West End Library “Bid Deal on Madonna Street”. 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.

5:30pm Geometry as Public Art: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience. Join the community for this HUBweek program at Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway to celebrate public art and share experiences, meet/greet and enjoy luscious tea and desserts. View the event posting here.

6:00pm Art of Excellent Listening Workshop at North End Library. Join Kim Kerrigan at the North End Branch Library 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. View more details here.

6:00pm BTD Bike Share Workshop at Nazzaro Center. Residents are invited to attend community planning workshops hosted by the City at 30 N. Bennet St. to discuss the upcoming expansion of the regional public bike share system, known as Hubway.

6:00pm Author Talk: Crystal King, Feast of Sorrows. Join I Am Books at 189 North St. for an Author Talk featuring Crystal King’s seminal debut about the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction. View the event posting.

6:30pm Friends of the NE Library Meeting. Join the friends of the North End for a library meeting at 25 Parmenter st.

Thursday, October 12:

5:30pm City Council President Michelle Wu Meet & Greet at Crudo. Join the North End Friends of Michelle along with State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, State Sen. Joe Boncore and City Councilor Sal LaMattina for a Neighborhood Meet & Greet with City Council President Michelle Wu on at 78 Salem Street.

6:00pm West End Civic Association Hosts Tito Jackson at Fall Meeting. The West End Civic Association will host City Councilor Tito Jackson at the start of their Fall meeting in the Amy Lowell community room at 65 Martha Road. Light refreshments will be served.

7:00pm NEWRA Monthly Meeting at the Nazzaro Center. This month’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting will feature discussions on the Conservation Law Foundation, District 1 Candidates and the annual election at The Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St. View additional details here.

From the Community:

“All-Door Boarding” Improves Reliability, Bus Rider Experience on Silver Line 

Survey data shows that incorporating bus rapid transit (BRT) elements like “all-door boarding” into the MBTA system gives riders a more positive impression of their bus experience and even has the potential to increase bus frequency and reliability. Read the full article here.

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