Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: Airbnb Bill Optimism, Save the Harbor, Neighborhood Night, Toys for Tots Fundraiser, Public Safety Meeting, West End Demolition

Things to know for Thursday

Today is Thursday, December 6. Here’s a joke from local comedy writer Ben Alper to start your day:

“According to a UMass poll, Massachusetts is heading in the right direction – north, to buy stuff in tax-free New Hampshire” – Ben Alper.

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

5:00PM North Street Grille Neighborhood Night. Join North Street Grille for their Neighborhood Night on the first Thursday of every night when 30% of all sales will go back to the neighborhood, see additional details here.

5:30PM Save the Harbor Pop-Up Museum Opening Night. Join Save the Harbor at 226 Causeway for a pop-up museum and interactive, educational exhibit about Save the Harbor’s efforts to clean the Harbor, see additional details here.

6:00PM Toys for Tots Fundraiser. Join The Gilardi Group, a division of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, and the Divine Design Center at 2 Battery Wharf for a Toys for Tots Party, see additional details here.

6:00PM NE Public Safety Meeting at the Nazzaro Center. Stop by 30 North Bennet Street for a public safety meeting with the Boston Police Area A-1.

6:30PM Revisit the West End’s Demolition. Join the West End Museum at 150 Staniford Street to hear a firsthand account of the demolition of the West End from Tom Hynes, an individual who spent his college summers working on the West End demolition team for Duane Wrecking, see additional details here.

Notable News:

Baker alone with optimism over AirBnB bill 

Lawmakers in Massachusetts have been struggling to develop a system to tax and regulate short-term rentals through site like Airbnb. An agreement was struck during the final days of formal business in July, and Gov. Charlie Baker returned the bill with an amendment that still has not been taken up. Chairman Aaron Michelwitz continues to facilitate discussions with the governor’s office and with his Senate counterpart as well, read more on Gloucestertimes.com.

Tis the Season to Give Back:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, December 7

Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese was a surprise military strike against the United States naval base on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States’ entry into World War II. Over the next seven hours there were coordinated Japanese attacks on the U.S.-held Philippines, Guam and Wake Island and on the British Empire in Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

6:00PM Tintoretto and Vince. Exploring the Late Italian Renaissance. The 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594), one of the most formidable painters of Renaissance Italy, is the occasion of great celebrations in Europe and America. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street for a conversation with Matteo Casini (Suffolk University) and Lorenzo Buonanno (University of Massachusetts, Boston).

Saturday, December 8

3:00PM NEMPAC & CWT Present “A Christmas Carol”. The North End Music & Performing Arts Center in partnership with the Charlestown Working Theater present a youth holiday musical production of A Christmas Carol at 442 Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown, see additional details here.

6:00PM Literary Reading and Open Mic – Italian American Writer’s Association. The Italian American Writer’s Association is hosting a literary reading and open mic night at 189 North Street.

From the Community:

Koukla Salon Grand Opening on Salem Street

Stop by Koukla Salon at 62 Salem Street on Saturday for a bite to eat and some drinks to celebrate the grand opening of the Salon, continue reading.

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