Today is Tuesday, March 5 – the 249th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre. 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.

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

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.

Notable News:

A Guide to ‘Dine Out Boston’ Restaurant Week Winter 2019 (March 3-8 & 10-15)

Restaurant week in Boston has begun and diners around the city can take advantage of reduced prices at a number of locations throughout the city. UpToBoston.com has pulled together a guide to ‘Dine Out Boston’ including details about where to eat in the North End, read more here.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

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.

Thursday, March 7

5:00PM North Street Grille Neighborhood Night. 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 North End Public Safety Meeting. Stop by the Nazzaro Center for the North End Public Safety Meeting.

From The Community:

Concert: Boston Philharmonic’s String Quartet

This MOSAIC (Musical Opportunities Supporting Arts In Communities) Concert includes discussion of the music, opportunities to ask questions, meet the musicians, and a chance to try to play these instruments in our Instrument Petting Zoo, continue reading.

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