Today is Monday, April 1 and on this day in 1955 Tony DeMarco from the North End won the World’s Welterweight title. Known as the “Flame and Fury of Fleet Street”, DeMarco is honored with a statue on the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets. He will also be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame this coming June.

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

4:00PM Public Hearing: Full Time Nurse & Social-Emotional Support Specialist. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify at a hearing regarding the implementation of a policy requiring all Boston Public Schools to have a full time nurse and social-emotional support specialist. The chair and sponsor is Councilor Essaaibi-George, see additional details here.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Tuesday, April 2

1:00PM Public Hearing Regarding Voting Precincts. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify at a hearing on Docket #0211, petition for a special law re: An Act Relative to Voting Precincts in the City of Boston and Docket #0314, ordinance requiring review of precincts in the City of Boston, see additional details here.

5:00PM Public Hearing on Independent Education Plans. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify at a hearing regarding independent education plans in the Boston Public Schools, see additional details here.

5:15 Boston Civic Design Commission Monthly Meeting. The BCDC is holding a meeting to discuss the public realm impacts of major projects currently being reviewed by the BPDA. Committee meetings are open to the public and this meeting will include a discussion on the dock square garage project, see additional details here.

Wednesday, April 3

6:00PM FOCCP Membership Social at Tia’s. The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park are holding their annual membership social at Tia’s on the Waterfront at Long Wharf. New and potential members are welcome.

6:30PM Books in Bloom Spring Open House. Stop by the North End Library and learn how to transform a bunch of humdrum store-bought flowers into an artful bouquet, see additional details here.

From the Community:

Op-Ed: Just Say No to the Dock Square Project

The Dock Square project, as proposed, is much too massive in contrast with the scale of the Quincy market area and will damage one of Boston’s greatest institutions and attractions, continue reading.

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