Today is Monday, March 18 and here’s what you need to know for the week ahead…

10:30AM Boston Ballet Storytime at the North End Library. Children and families are welcomed once a month to 25 Parmenter Street to hear stories about a famous ballet or dancer. The story time is also supplemented with a movement experience that highlights major themes of the story.

11:30AM Public Hearing on Protecting Local Wetlands and Promoting Climate Change Adaptation. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify in the Iannella Chamber at 1 City Hall Square Fifth floor on an ordinance protecting local wetlands and promoting climate change adaptation in the City of Boston, continue reading.

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5:30PM North End Against Drugs Family Dinner/Family Talk. North End Against Drugs (NEAD) will be holding a Family Dinner/Family Talk at the Nazzaro Center, see additional details here.

Across The Harbor:

East Boston casket factory goes up in flames; nearby residents ordered to evacuate

A nine-alarm fire broke out this past Friday on the roof of the New England Casket Company in East Boston and spewed toxic smoke causing the evacuation of nearby residents and the shut down of the MBTA blue line, read more on Universal Hub.

Boston Harbor Reflection:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Tuesday, March 19

St. Joseph’s Day

10:00AM Public Hearing on Establishing Equitable Regulation of the cannabis industry. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify in the Iannella Chamber at 1 City Hall Square Fifth floor on an ordinance establishing equitable regulation of the cannabis industry in the City of Boston, see additional details here.

2:00PM Public Hearing on Establishing an Investor and Commercial Properties Transfer Fee. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify in the Iannella Chamber at 1 City Hall Square Fifth floor on a petition for a special law re: An Act Authorizing the City of Boston to Establish an Investor and Commercial Properties Transfer Fee, see additional details here.

3:00PM Exercise to Maintain Mobility and Prevent Disease. Beacon Hill Village presents a free talk by Tuft’s University’s Kieran Reid on the latest evidence that physical activity helps older adults preserve our independence as we age. Dr. Reid will discuss what, specifically, people can do to maintain mobility, improve cognition, and help stave off chronic disease, see additional details here.

5:00PM Wharf District Council Meeting at 30 Rowes Wharf. Stop by the Noman Leventhal Center for the annual meeting & election of officers.

Wednesday, March 20

8:30AM Harbor Use Public Forum. Boston Harbor Now now holds monthly Harbor Use Public Forums in order for interested stakeholders to learn about and provide feedback to waterfront developers and public agency planners on projects affecting Boston Harbor, its waterfront and islands. Join us for a conversation with the Commonwealth Pier Trust team about the proposed revitalization of the Seaport World Trade Center, see additional details here.

6:00PM Reiki Clinic at Mariner’s House. Free Reiki clinic at the Mariners House, 11 North Square, Boston-2nd floor. Refreshments will be served.

6:30PM Adult Book Discussion Club: The Wonder. March’s book is Emma Donoghue’s 2016 novel The Wonder, in which an eleven-year-old girl is purported to have gone without eating for months in a mid-19th century Irish village, see additional details here.

From The Community:

Midlife Women: A Free Educational Program at Mass. General

The Mass. General Midlife Women’s Health Center invites both the MGH clinical community and the general public to attend a free educational event focused on the health of women at menopause and beyond, continue reading.

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