Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: Urban Renewal Progress Update, Papel Picado Craft, One Charlestown Redevelopment, Johnny Redcoat to GI Joe

Things to know for Thursday

Today is Thursday, October 18 and here’s a joke from local comedy writer Ben Alper:

“Boston’s North End ‘Regina Pizzeria‘ has been named the best pizza in America based on reviews from TripAdvisor diners. In fact, it lives up to its motto: “The Revolutionary War would’ve ended sooner had Paul Revere not stopped off for a slice.” – Ben Alper

Here’s what else you need to know for today…

1:00PM City Council Biannual Urban Renewal Progress Update. Stop Members of the public are invited to attend and testify on the order that the Boston Planning and Development Agency continue biannual Urban Renewal updates to the Boston City Council. Stop by the Iannella Chamber on the 5th floor of City Hall, see additional details here.

3:00PM Papel Picado Craft at the North End Library. Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street and get ready to celebrate Dia de los Muertos and create an intricate paper craft. Together we will build a banner to hang in the library.

6:00PM City Council Working Session on the Redevelopment of One Charlestown. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend a working session regarding the redevelopment of One Charlestown, see additional details here.

6:30PM Johnny Redcoat to GI Joe: From Boston to Berlin to Baghdad. Join Colonel Earl “The Pearl” Wederbrook, USMC (Ret) at the Old North Church as he compares and contrast the occupation of Boston in 1776 with Berlin in 1945 and Baghdad in 2004 and analyzes the military, political, economic, social and moral aspects and consequences of using the military to quell civil unrest, occupy conquered territory or aid in nation building, see additional details here.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, October 19

10:00AM Preschool Movie Hour. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for preschool movie hour where children ages 1-6 can kick off the weekend by watching movies and shows chosen just for them. Today’s movie will be Dinosaur Train-Dinosaur Big City.

Saturday, October 20

10:00AM “Memorize Best” Train Your Memory Program. Join the North Bennet Street School at 150 North Street in this two-hour program learning memory techniques that will work with names and other information, see additional details here.

10:00AM Fourth Annual RUFF Dog Show. RUFF will host their fourth annual dog show at the North End Dog Park on Prince and Snow Hill Streets, see additional details here.

11:00AM A Cappella Competition. Faneuil Hall Marketplace will host the 22nd annual Faneuil Hall Marketplace A Cappella Competition with over 40 of the best A Cappella groups in New England dueling it out.

1:00PM Beyond the Ride: Paul Revere and Medicine. Did you know that Paul Revere was a dentist? Learn about Revere’s many unexpected connections to the medical field in this special lecture by Nina Rodwin, graduate student and historical interpreter at the Paul Revere House in North Square.

From the Community:

Pope John XXIII High School Open House- Join Us!

Please join us at our first  PJHS Open House this Sunday, October 21st from 11am-1pm. Take a tour…meet the faculty and student.. see what Pope John has to offer, continue reading.

100th Celebration of Remembrance Day, November 11

The Old North Church and The British Officer’s Club of New England will host the 100th annual Remembrance Day Ceremony on Sunday, November 11, continue reading.

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

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