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Wednesday’s Brief: Cannabis Store to Open in West End, Brinks Robbery Talk, The Savvy Patient

Editor’s Note: On Tuesday, January 15th, NorthEndWaterfront.com was inaccessible for about 45 minutes shortly after the morning newsletter went out. A surge of traffic to the site caused our server to overload when we exceeded our bandwidth allocation. Our sincere apologies for the downtime. We will be experimenting with some options to avoid this in the future. The silver lining is that we set a new record for traffic on the site and are excited that our audience continues to grow. Thanks again for your patience. –Matt and the NorthEndWaterfront.com team

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

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.

Notable News

Boston Grants Ascend Massachusetts Approval to Open the First Adult-Use Cannabis Retail Store

The first conditional-use permit for adult-use cannabis retails sales in the City was awarded to Ascend Massachusetts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascend Wellness Holdings. The future site of the first retail store in the city will be at 272 Friend Street in the Bullfinch Triangle, next to the North End, read more on PR Newswire.

Sunsets at Home:


Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

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.

Friday, January 18

1:00PM Friday Film Series: Conspiracies & Cover-Ups. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their January Film Series: Conspiracies & Cover-Ups. This week’s film is Spotlight, see additional details here.

From the Community:

The Savvy Patient: Becoming a Partner in Your Own Health Care

Join Beacon Hill Village for “The Savvy Patient”, a two-part conversation between an experienced practitioner and health care systems expert (Moore) and a healthcare consumer advocate (Roop), continue reading.

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