Today is Monday, March 4 and the neighborhood is buzzing about a rather grotesque seagull on Salem Street who absolutely demolished a street rat, read more on Boston Magazine.

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

10:30AM Little Groove at the North End Library. Get ready to shake, wiggle, and move with Little Groove at the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street! Children will have the opportunity to interact with parachutes, puppets, instruments, and more as they learn and play in a fun musical environment.

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2:00PM CANCELLED: Public Hearing on School Safety. Cancelled due to weather. Will be rescheduled. Order for a hearing to analyze the safety and security measures taken to protect school environments from threatening situations. The Sponsor and Chair of the Committee is Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George, see additional details here.

Notable News:

Pharmacy in Boston’s North End to Close After 55 Years in Business

Green Cross Pharmacy in the North End is closing its doors tomorrow after 55 years of business on Hanover Street. The pharmacy is the American Dream for two Italian immigrants whom the neighborhood has come to love and know as Peppi and Freddy, read more on NECN.com.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Tuesday, March 5

Boston Massacre Anniversary. The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770. A squad of British soldiers, come to support a sentry who was being pressed by a heckling, snowballing crowd, let loose a volley of shots. Three persons were killed immediately and two died later of their wounds; among the victims was Crispus Attucks, a man of black or Indian parentage. The British officer in charge, Capt. Thomas Preston, was arrested for manslaughter, along with eight of his men; all were later acquitted. The Boston Massacre is remembered as a key event in helping to galvanize the colonial public to the Patriot cause, read more here.

3:30PM Public Hearing on Community Preservation Act. Members of the public are invited to testify at the hearing for the appropriation order in the total amount of $34,926,700 from Fiscal Year 2018 and Fiscal Year 2019 community preservation fund revenues for community preservation projects at the recommendation by the Community Preservation Committee, see additional details here.

Wednesday, March 6

Ash Wednesday

6:30PM Author Talk: Vincent J. Cannato. Author and Associate Professor of History at UMASS-Boston Vincent J. Cannato discusses his 2010 book American Passage: the History of Ellis Island at the North End Library, read more here.

6:30PM NEMPAC Annual Meeting. The public is invited to join NEMPAC at their Annual Meeting at the Mariner’s House in North Sq. The meeting with be led by NEMPAC President, Dianne Royle and NEMPAC Executive Director, Sherri Snow. A report on NEMPAC’s 2017-18 fiscal year will be shared with Board Members and guests.

From The Community:

Tuesday Crafts & Games at the Library

Relax and bring out your creative side, or come for game day! Tuesday afternoons at the North End Library. This month’s craft will be making beautiful paper flowers for spring. For grown-ups only, continue reading.

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