Today is Tuesday, January 15th, and North End sandwich shop owner Paul Barker, owner of Pauli’s, arranged free lunch to government workers affected by the government shutdown, which is now going on its fourth week, read more on Boston.com.

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

1919 Great Molasses Flood Disaster Anniversary.The Boston Molasses Disaster, also known as the Great Molasses Flood and the Great Boston Molasses Tragedy, occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States, see additional details here.

10:30AM 100th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony of Molasses Flood. Weather permitting, there will be a remembrance of the Great Molasses Flood at Langone Park The City’s Archaeologist Joseph Bagley, has arranged to have a ground-penetrating radar survey conducted at the site of the flood.

6:00PM Remember the Great Molasses Flood by Leonardo Luccone. Italian author Leonardo Luccone will be at I AM Books at 189 North Square talking about the tragic event on its 100th anniversary and will read excerpts from his forthcoming book (in Italian) on the Great Molasses Flood, see additional details here.

Notable News

Boston officials propose new taxes on some real estate deals to pay for more housing

As part of a bold and controversial movement in the region to tax developers who have been profiting off the building boom, city councilors, including the plan’s lead sponsor Lydia Edwards, have proposed levying fees on high-end real estate deals to help pay for more housing, read more on the Boston Globe.

Bucket-List Lobster Roll:

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Wednesday, January 16

6:00PM Author Talk: Stephanie Schorow. Stephanie Schorow, author of Crime of the Century: How the Brinks Robbers Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston will give a talk at the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street. Ms. Schorow will discuss the “almost perfect crime” that happened right here on Prince Street on Jan. 17, 1950.

Thursday, January 17

Anniversary of Brinks Garage Robbery. Brinks Garage was robbed on January 17, 1950 by a gang that stole $2.78 million from the facility at 155 Prince Street. The location is now a parking garage with the address of 600 Commercial Street.

10:30AM Seniors Connect: Conspiracies & Cover Ups. Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street where Margie Sokoll will discuss “Spirited Aging,” a notion of aging that supports people of all ages and backgrounds in their search to find meaning, joy, and spirituality in their lives as they grow older, see additional details here.

From the Community:

ABCD Neighborhood Service Center Valentine’s Day Party February 1

The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center will host their Valentine’s Day party on Friday, February 1 starting at 12:30 p.m. at their 1 Michelangelo Street offices, continue reading.

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