Daily Briefs

Monday’s Brief: Holiday Markets, Smoke Shops, PLAN Downtown, City Council Hearing

Things to know for Monday

Today is Monday, December 3 and if you’re looking for the best places to do your holiday shopping, NECN has pulled together a guide to finding some of the best holiday markets around Boston, check it out here.

Here’s what else you need to know for the week ahead…

9:00AM City Council Public Hearing on Homelessness, Mental Health, and Recovery. The Committee on Homelessness, Mental Health, and Recovery will have a hearing to examine mental health resources, de-escalation and treatment services for suicide prevention in the City of Boston. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify in the Iannella Chamber at 1 City Hall Square on the 5th floor, see additional details here.

4:00PM PLAN: Downtown. Please join the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Planning Team and other City departments at the Bill Bordy Theater at Emerson College for the kick-off of PLAN: Downtown. Learn about the goals of the Plan, share your ideas for Downtown, and discover how you can participate in shaping the Plan’s outcomes, see additional details here.

6:00PM Nazzaro Center Dance Recital. Stop by the Nazzaro Center at 30 North Bennet Street for the dance recital.

Notable News:

Smoke shops are booming, but they’re not always welcome

To the dismay of many neighbors, smoke shops are popping up all over the city including shops in the Back Bay and North End, leaving people asking questions like how many smoke shops does the Boston area even need? Read more on The Boston Globe.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Tuesday, December 4

10:00AM City Council Hearing on City’s Marijuana Licensing Process. A hearing to examine and discuss best equity practices in the City’s marijuana licensing process and potential for a social equity program will take place in the Iannella Chamber in City Hall. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify, see additional details here.

Wednesday, December 5

5:30PM Winter Wonderland at the Nazzaro Center. Join the Nazzaro Center at 30 North Bennett Street and and their partner NEMPAC while Virgil turns its beautiful courtyard into a winter wonderland, see additional details here.

Rainy Day Stroll:

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

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