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Monday’s Brief: Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Boston’s Best New Restaurants

Today, We Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Martin Luther King, Jr. was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of MLK Jr. on April 4, 1968. Read more.

10:00AM MLK Jr. Day – Free Admission to ICA and MFA Museums. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art will offer free admission from 10AM-5PM, see additional details here for the MFA and here for the ICA.

10:30AM Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration. Join Mayor Walsh and the Museum of African American History along with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and Boston University as they celebrate the life and honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at Metcalf Hall on the second floor fo George Sherman Union at 775 Commonwealth Av.

On This Day:

In 1919 a large molasses storage tank burst sending a wave of molasses rushing down the streets of the North End at an estimated speed of 35 mph. The incident, which killed 21 people and injured another 150, came to be known as the Boston Molasses Disaster.

Notable News:

Boston’s 46 best new restaurants

Bencotto and North Square Oyster headline the North End in the Globe’s list of Boston’s 46 best new restaurants.

At Bencotto, “you’re listening to Frank Sinatra or greatest hits from your favorite operas, dining on marble-topped tables with windows that open onto Hanover Street. Waiters come around with big hunks of Parmesan to grate onto your pasta, which is served in huge portions. It’s everything you want in a North End restaurant.

At North Square Oyster, “Chef Douglas Rodrigues’s food is elegant and cheeky from salmon crudo with Chinese hot mustard to lobster and oxtail Bolognese.”

Boston Globe has the full list.

Can’t afford to live in Boston? Home rental apps may be driving up prices

Short-term rental properties have been becoming more and more popular throughout the city over the past few years with companies like AirBnB saying they had about 3,000 home rentals listed on their website for Boston in 2016. State Rep Aaron Michelwitz has filed an act to regulate and tax short-term rentals, but nothing has been signed into law to date, Fox 25 Boston has the full story.

One if by land, two if by sea:

One if by land, two if by sea…

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Tuesday, January 16:

3:00PM Lego Club. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for some after school fun building legos.

5:00PM Wharf District Council Meeting at 30 Rowes Wharf, Norman Leventhal Center. This month’s agenda includes:
– Police Update on Local Activity from BPD District A-1 Captain Kenneth Fong
– Presentation on Digital Urban Panels (DUP) at the Aquarium MBTA to provide real time message feeds about trains and other alerts
– Boston Public Market will follow up on the suggestions that came out of the last meeting
– Wharf District Council Meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday, January 17:

Anniversary of Brinks Garage Robbery. In 1950, Brinks Garage, which at the time was located at 155 Prince Street, was robbed for $2.78 million. The location is now a parking garage at 600 Commercial Street.

6:00P. Teen Game Nigh tat the North End Library. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street to play video games with friends, continue reading.

6:00PM. Boston Waterfront Community Meeting. Hear from experts from the Conservation Law Foundation at the Golden Goose Cafe at 65 Atlantic Ave, see here for additional details.


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