Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Short-Term Rentals Legislation Stalled, NEMPAC Pumpkin Painting, Wharf District Council Meeting, Basketball Bonanza, RUFF Meeting

Things to know for Tuesday

Today is Tuesday, October 16 and here’s what else you need to know for today…

4:00PM NEMPAC Pumpkin Painting! Join NEMPAC for their annual fall festive family-fun pumpkin painting on Unity Street just behind Prado. Volunteer to help serve up the paint, set-up and clean up. Contact Mary at info@nempacboston.org or call 617-227-2270 for more information.

5:00PM Wharf District Council Meeting. Stop by the Normal Leventhal Center at 30 Rowes Wharf for a Wharf District Council meeting discussing a number of topics including the BHN Water Transportation Study, Costal Resilience Study, Pine Street Inn and more.

6:00PM North End Basketball Bonanza. NEAD will host the third annual North End Basketball Bonanza from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, see additional details here

6:30PM RUFF Monthly Meeting. Stop by the Nazzaro Center for the RUFF monthly meeting to discuss topics like event planning, fundraising and park maintenance.

Notable News:

State’s stalled plan to regulate Airbnb leaves cities in limbo

The legislation to tax and regulate short-term rentals has stalled, complicating efforts by several cities to break in the booming industry, read more on the Boston Globe.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Wednesday, October 17

4:00PM Complete CORI Request for Coaches / Volunteers at Nazzaro Center. Representatives from the city will be at the Nazzaro Center to assist with processing CORI / SORI request forms, required to be a coach or volunteer with the Nazzaro Center small fry basketball league. Download the form here.

6:00PM New Community Center Committee Meeting at the Nazzaro Center. This will be a working group meeting of the CAC to review the site selection process to date and gather feedback on potential sites. The public is welcome to attend, gather information and offer any input, see additional details here.

Thursday, October 18

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.

From the Community:

Najarian Lecture on Human Rights at Faneuil Hall Nov. 14

The Najarian Lecture on Human Rights, a public program of the Armenian Heritage Park, will host Incarceration: Untangling the Web of Injustice on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Faneuil Hall, continue reading.

Complete CORI Request for Coaches / Volunteers at Nazzaro Center Oct. 17

Registration for the Nazzaro Center / NEAA Small Fry Basketball League opened last week and, in order to prepare for the upcoming season, the Nazzaro Center is looking for assistance with coaching and volunteering, continue reading.

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