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Monday’s Brief: Manhole Explosion Causes Power Outage, Tourists on Social Media, Peace Corps Stories, NEWNC Meeting

Roughly 700 residents in and around the North End lost power last night when a manhole exploded at N. Margin and Cooper Streets. Matthew Gregoire has the photos (via Universal Hub).

Things to know for Monday

Today is Monday, July 9 and here’s what else you need to know for the week ahead…

12:00PM Peace Corps: Volunteer Stories From the Field. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street to learn about the challenging, fulfilling, and inspirational moments of the Peace Corps service directly from a volunteer currently in the field, see additional details here.

7:00PM NEWNC Monthly Meeting – Nazzaro Center. Join the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council at the Nazzaro Center for their monthly meeting, see additional information here.

Notable News:

A tourist asked for recommendations in Boston. And social media responded — with kindness

With tourists flooding the streets of the city this summer, a 30-year-old from LIverpool took to Reddit in search of off-the-beaten-path recommendations, read more on the Boston Globe.

Summer Saturday at the Paul Revere Mall:

A summer Saturday evening on the Paul Revere Mall. #Boston

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Tuesday, July 10

11:15AM ReadBoston Book Bike. Check out ReadBoston’s Storymobile program on the Greenway at Cross & Hanover Streets and share the love of books with children through activities and literature in an environmentally-friendly way.

2:30PM Learn About Gap Year Student Exchange. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street and hear from past, present, and prospective gap year students as they share their experiences, see additional details here.

6:00PM Jazz in the park Summer Concert Series. NEMPAC will again bring this free and open to the public concert series to the Park. Enjoy music entertainment outdoors, in partnership with the City of Boston and the Greenway Conservancy, see additional details here.

6:30PM FOCCP Meeting at Mariner’s House. Join the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park for their Monthly Meeting at 11 North Square.

Wednesday, July 11

6:00PM Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Classic Greek Flavors. The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market is honored to welcome James Beard Award Winner and Top Chef Masters contestant Chef Jody Adams for a very special hands-on cooking experience. In Chef Adams’ class, attendees will learn to make traditional Greek cuisine, see additional details here.

6:00PM Ice Cream and Chat with a Vet! Local vet extraordinaire, Alett Mekler, will be on hand in the dog park on Prince Street to answer questions and speak to topics that may be of interest our members. Free ice cream will be served by local fav Crate Escapes!

From the Community:

Commentary: Coffee Controversy Brewing in Boston’s North End

The sentiment against Starbucks planting itself in Boston’s historic North End appears to be clear and united within the community, continue reading.

Need to submit a post? Great, start here!

Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.

Weather Forecast:

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