Daily Briefs

Monday’s Brief: Plastic Bag Ban, BPS Reconsiders School Start Times, Silver Bells

Things to know for Monday

Your daily roundup for Monday, December 18:

On This Day…

In 1995, the Ted Williams Tunnel connecting South Boston to East Boston opened after four years of work.

Silver Bells:

Notable News:

BPS to reconsider elementary start times

Due to numerous complaints and pushback from parents and city councilors, School Superintendent Tommy Chang announced he and his staff would be reconsidering what time elementary schools will start next year. Chang wrote that the School Committee would discuss the scheduling debate again on January 10th, Universal Hub has the full story.

Mayor Walsh signs ban on plastic bags for Boston

Mayor Martin Walsh announced that he has singed a ban on single-use plastic bags in the city of Boston. The legislation now makes Boston one of 60 municipalities statewide and hundreds across the country that have adopted the ban, despite worries that the city’s low-income residents and seniors could potentially bear the financial burden of this new rule, Boston Globe has the full story.

Calzone Heaven:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Tuesday, December 19:

5:00PM Wharf District Council Meeting at InterContinental Hotel. Join the Wharf District Council Meeting at 510 Atlantic Avenue for presentations from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Friends of the Boston HarborWalk and the status of the Municipal Harbor Plan.

From the Community:

MassArt Welcomes Puerto Rican Art Students to Campus for Spring 2018 Semester

Massachusetts College of Art and Design announced it will cover tuition and housing expenses for the spring 2018 semester for 10 students whose educations were disrupted by the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico. In addition to sponsoring the students, MassArt has launched a crowdfunding campaign for winter clothing and art supplies, continue reading.

Little Groove Concert at the North End Branch of the BPL

Get ready to shake, wiggle and move on the first Friday of every month with the Little Groove Concert at the North End Library. Children will have the opportunity to learn and play in a musical environment as they interact with parachutes, puppets and instruments, continue reading.

Family Fun Night at the North End Library

Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street as they host a number of activities this winter that are guaranteed to chase away the cold. This upcoming Wednesday families of all shapes and sizes are invited to attend an evening filled with cookie decorating the Rugrats holiday specials, continue reading.

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