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Wednesday’s Brief: Paying for Parking Permits, Armenian Genocide Commemoration, RUFF Dog Licensing, Author Talk, Friends of Cutillo Park Meeting

Today is Wednesday, April 24 and it is the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. Hundreds will gather at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway this evening to honor the lives lost during the Armenian Genocide and all genocides that have followed. 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.

7:00PM Armenian Genocide Remembrance. The Boston Armenian Genocide Commemoration Committee will hold a remembrance at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Notable News:

Time for Boston to start charging for parking permits, councilor says

According to City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large), the city should start charing $25 per annual parking sticker with exemptions and the potential for visitor passes at an additional charge, read more on Universal Hub.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

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.

Friday, April 26

1:00PM Friday Films at the North End Library. Join the North End Library in April and May for their Friday Films series: Women’s Pictures: When Women Ruled the Movie Box Office, curated and introduced by Professor Barry Marshall. This week’s film is Stella Dallas, see additional details here.

7:00PM Taste of the North End. This year’s TONE will take place inside the Steriti Rink at 561 Commercial Street. Sample foods from the North End’s finest at the Taste of the North End where you’ll get a chance to sample pasta, cheese, signature dishes, pastries and more from 35 of the North End’s best restaurants and vendors. KISS-108 and NESN’s Dining Playbook host Billy Costa will emcee the evening, see additional details here.

From the Community

Demystifying Diet & Diet Supplements with Nutrition Scientist Dr. Walter Willett

Beacon Hill Village presents Dr. Walter Willett, an internationally renowned nutrition scientist who will discuss the conflicting claims of popular diets and his latest research on the effects of Vitamin D and Omega 3 fatty acids, continue reading.

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3 Replies to “Wednesday’s Brief: Paying for Parking Permits, Armenian Genocide Commemoration, RUFF Dog Licensing, Author Talk, Friends of Cutillo Park Meeting

  1. Here we go again with the pay for resident parking permits again.[ even Walsh opposes this tax} The justification given is that residents have to circle streets over and over to try and find a parking spot. How does paying for a parking permit solve that problem? The focus should be on the people who take spots and are not residents.Their are too many permits and not enough parking spaces and no matter how much they try to charge for a parking permit the math will never work.

    1. Agree 100%…it’s all about enforcement. We were promised better enforcement by the city when they forced an additional valet spot in front of Il Panino. Valets now block those spots a full hour before valet parking starts. The signs blocking the spots go on Hanover St at 5PM while valet parking doesn’t start on that block until 6PM. Does the city think its residents don’t see this?…and those spots are supposed to remain EMPTY so cars don’t double park and block traffic when dropping off/picking up customer. That never happens. Valets are constantly blocking traffic yet ….does BPD ever enforce that issue?

      Hanover St after 6PM is impassable Thursday through Sunday. and it’s mostly due to the valet issue.

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