Today is Thursday, February 7. Here’s a joke from local comedy writer Ben Alper to start your day:

Court filings show murdered gangster James “Whitey” Bulger did not leave a will. Already, his family is fighting over his prized collection of brass knuckles” – Ben Alper.

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

2:00PM North End Historical Society Talk on Black Bostonians. Public historian and local author Alex R. Goldfeld will give an illustrated presentation at the Public Library in Copley Square on Boston’s African-American community, from the 1638 arrival of the ship Desire through the Civil War, see additional details here.

5:00PM North Street Grille Neighborhood Night at 229 North Street. 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.

6:00PM NE Public Safety Meeting at the Nazzaro Center. Stop by 30 North Bennet Street for the North End Public Safety Meeting attended by Boston Police Area A-1.

Night Time Stroll:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, February 8

1:00PM Friday Film Series: Blacklisted. Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday film series featuring Hollywood directors and writers before and after the blacklist. This week’s film is Night and the City, see additional details here.

Saturday, February 9

10:00AM SAT Prep at the North End Library. These SAT® courses are designed for high school students applying to college who need an efficient preparatory class in a condensed amount of time. To reserve a spot, please contact the North End Branch at 617.227.8135

From the Community:

Adult Book Discussion Club: “A Man Called Ove”

February’s book is Fredrik Backman’s 2008 novel A Man Called Ove, a tale about the unlikely friendship that develops between a solitary, curmudgeonly older man and the gregarious young family that moves in next door. Copies of the book are available to check out at the library’s front desk, continue reading.

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