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Wednesday’s Brief: Pressley Upsets Capuano, Community Forum, Sloop Called the Liberty

Things to know for Wednesday

Today is Wednesday, September 5th and it is the day after primary election day. 

In a primary day upset, Boston City Councilor, Ayanna Pressley, is making national news after solidly defeating 20-year incumbent Mike Capuano in the 7th District. With no Republican candidate in November, Pressley will be the first African-American woman from Massachusetts in the US Congress. As for the City Council, Althea Garrison will take Pressley’s spot.

Here in the 8th District for US Congress that includes the North End / Waterfront, Steve Lynch easily beat Brianna Wu.

State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Joe Boncore were not challenged in the primary and without Republican candidates, both will continue serving those seats. There were two incumbent State Reps that were unseated in the primary. Nika Elugardo defeated Jeffrey Sanchez for State Rep. in Jamaica Plain/Roslindale/Mission Hill. Also, Jon Santiago took the win over incumbent Byron Rushing to represent the South End, Fenway and part of Roxbury.

In other notable races, incumbent Bill Galvin beat off a challenge from City Councilor Josh Zakim for Secretary of State. Rachel Rollins led the pack for District Attorney. And, for Governor, Republican Charlie Baker will meet Democrat Jay Gonzalez in November.

Today’s events:

6:00PM North End Community Forum at the Nazzaro Center. A North End Community Forum will be held regarding the community preservation and finding funds to support historic preservation, affordable housing and open space, see additional details here.

6:30PM “A Certain Sloop Called the Liberty”: Charles Townsend, John Hancock and the Boston Maderia Party. There will be a free Lowell Lecture Series presented by the Paul Revere Memorial Association at the Old South Meeting House. This year the annual fall lecture series examines Boston’s reaction to the Townshed Acts, upon their 250th anniversary.

Notable News:

Best Patriots game day delivery options according to Boston Yelp reviews

The beginning of fall means the beginning of many things – but one of the most important being football season. To kick off football season, yelp has pulled together the best game day delivery options according to reviews, read more on Metro.

Evening Stroll:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, September 6th

First Day of School (BPS)

10:00AM Gentle Yoga at Christopher Columbus Park. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park for a free gentle yoga class for all levels.

3:00PM NEMPAC Open House. Stop by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center at 16 Charter Street for the fall 2018 open house. Enjoy a meet-and-greet with staff and featured faculty.

6:00PM Swing Dancing at Faneuil Hall. Learn lindy hop from Dan and Mike Legenthal while enjoying live music provided by the Easy Winners. The lesson and dance are free. No partner necessary, and beginners are very welcome. Lessons are from 6:00pm to 6:45pm and dancing with live music from 7pm to 8:30pm outside Wagamama on South Market.

6:00PM NE Public Safety Meeting at the Nazzaro Center. Stop by the Nazzaro Center for the North End public safety meeting with Boston Police Area A-1.

Friday, September 7th

1:00PM September Films: Back to School. Join the North End Branch Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their September Film Series: Back to School, see additional details here.


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