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Tuesday’s Brief: Chimney Victim Lifts Spirits, Inner Harbor Connector Boat Tour, More Ferries, Book Talk, ZLC Meeting

Today is Tuesday, April 23 and if you remember a terrible accident from two summers ago when a North End chimney collapsed, paralyzing a young woman, you’ll be glad to hear of her resilience and dedication to living her life to the fullest. Read more on Boston.com.

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

12:00PM Inner Harbor Connector Boat Tour. Join a boat tour of the “Inner Harbor Connector” — a new ferry route proposed in a water transportation business plan to be released by Boston Harbor Now, see additional details here.

5:30PM A Future with More Ferries: Business Plan Release + Panel Discussion. Join Boston Harbor Now and our partners for the release of two water transportation business plans and a panel discussion on the implementation of new ferry routes. Learn more about the proposals for an Inner Harbor Connector ferry and a new route connecting Squantum Point in Quincy and Columbia Point in Dorchester with Long Wharf, see additional details here.

6:30PM Book Talk: The Story of the Massachuset Tribe. Ed Quill, author and former journalist at the Boston Globe, will relate the story of the Massachuset, the Native American tribe for whom the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was named. The talk at the West End Museum, to be following by a discussion, is based on his new book, When Last the Glorious Light: Lay of the Massachuset, the first full-length volume on the subject.

7:00PM Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee Meeting. The ZLC will hear an appeal to change the zoning use for the building at the corner of Salem and Cross Streets from a 36-A restaurant (formerly Peet’s Coffee and, before that, Goody Glover’s) to a retail bank with attendant ATM, see additional details here.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Wednesday, April 24

Armenian Genocide Commemoration. Wednesday, April 24, hundreds will gather at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway to honor the lives lost during the Armenian Genocide and all genocides that have followed during a program planned by the Massachusetts Armenian Genocide Committee. On Sunday, April 28, the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur annual Walk Against Genocide will begin at the New England Holocaust Memorial and conclude at the Armenian Heritage Park with featured speakers on genocides during the 20th and 21st centuries.

5:30PM RUFF Dog Licensing. Join the North End dog group RUFF and the City of Boston for a dog licensing event at the Prince Street dog park. Licenses are valid for one year. More details here.

6:30PM Author Talk: Always Something Doing: Boston’s Infamous Scollay Square. Join the North End Library and author David Kruh to talk about his book, Always Something Doing: Boston’s Infamous Scollay Square, see additional details here.

6:30PM Friends of Cutillo Park Meeting. The Friends of Cutillo Park hold their monthly meeting on the last Wednesday of the month at the Nazzaro Center, see additional details here.

Thursday, April 25

10:00AM City Council Working Session: Free-Standing Signs on Public Walkway. The City Council Committee on Government Operations will hold a working session on an order for a hearing to discuss free-standing signs on public walkways. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend, but there will be no public comment period, see additional details here.

5:30PM Public Art Opening at 226 Causeway Street. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is hosting the second art exhibition opening event at the Boston Harbor Pop-Up Gallery at 226 Causeway Street. The interactive art exhibit will include neon sculptures from SIYA, interactive drawing opportunities and video pieces by David Burr, photographs of the Boston Harbor Islands by Don Feeney, and a historical photography exhibition of Cutillo Park provided by the Friends of Cutillo Park group.

6:30PM City of Boston Meeting to Discuss Results of the North End Community Center Study. The City of Boston will be holding a community meeting to discuss the results of the North End Community Center Study with residents of the North End at the Nazzaro Center, see additional details here.

From the Community

Councilor Lydia Edwards Hires Maria Dolorico as Campaign Manager for Re-Election

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing the North End, East Boston, and Charlestown, has announced that Maria Dolorico has joined Team Edwards as campaign manager for re-election to her second term in the city council, continue reading.

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