Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Short-Term Rental Taxes Could Hit 17.5%, Harry Potter Store Launch, Book Bike, Public Hearing, Jazz in Park

Things to know for Tuesday

Today is Tuesday, July 31 and Here’s what else you need to know for today…

8:00AM Harry Potter Store Launch. Primark at Downtown Crossing is launching an in-store Harry Potter store complete with clothing, accessories, backpacks, home goods and more, see additional details here.

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

12:00PM Public Hearing on Community Gardens and Green Spaces. Members of the public are invited to testify at the public hearing on the order authorizing Boston to accept and expend $90,000 in the form a grant awarded by TD Bank for the Community Gardens and green spaces in Boston, 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! Artistically directed by Maestro Stefano Marchese, we will enjoy music entertainment outdoors, in partnership with the City of Boston and the Greenway Conservancy, see additional details here.

Notable News:

Taxes on short-term rentals could hit 17.5%

Massachusetts could become the first state int he country to maintain a central registry under compromise legislation that would make short-term rentals like Airbnb taxed at almost 17.5 percent. North End Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Sen. Michael Rodrigues led the six-member conference committee that was able to finally reach a compromise with just days left for formal legislative sessions, read more on CommonwealthMagazine.org.

Dusk on Fleet Street:

Fleet Street ~ Dusk

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Wednesday, August 1

7:00PM North End Movie Night at the Gassey (DiFilippo Playground). There will be a free movie night brought to you by the Boston Community Collaborative at the Prince Street Park, see additional details here.

Thursday, August 2

10:00AM ParkArts Arts & Crafts. Join ParkArts Arts and Crafts at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park for children ages 3-10. Register at parks@cityboston.gov.

10:00AM Gentle Yoga at Christopher Columbus Park. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park for free gentle yoga and other fitness classes all summer long in neighborhood parks.

7:00PM Movies at the Marketplace: Chicago. Faneuil Hall Marketplace presents “Movies at the Marketplace” every Thursday this summer beginning July 26 through August 16. The West End of the Marketplace will be transformed into an outdoor movie theatre where visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy free movies with pre-show activities starting at 7:00pm and movies beginning at dusk.

7:00PM St. Agrippina’s Feast Opening Procession. The four day festival for St. Agrippina will kick off with an opening procession on Thursday, August 2nd. See the full weekend lineup here.

From the Community:

Mass. Increases Age of Sale for Tobacco Products to 21, Bans Sales in Pharmacies

Governor Charlie Baker signed a law on Friday, July 27 that increases the statewide age of sale for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21, and prohibits the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies, continue reading.

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