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Monday’s Brief: Housing Voucher Values to help Mercantile Wharf Residents, Boston Ballet Storytime

Today is Monday, May 20 and if you’re looking for a romantic restaurant for date night, be sure to check out Trip Advisor’s list of the 10 Best Romantic Restaurants in the North End.

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 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. All story times are led by Boston Ballet faculty dance educators. This program is for children ages 2 and up. Younger children will need parental supervision.

5:30PM Reception for State Rep Aaron Michlewitz at Il Molo. Join Donato Frattaroli, John & Catherine McDonnell and Cheryl Delgreco at 326 Commercial Street for a reception for State Rep. and Chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means Aaron Michlewitz, see additional details here.

Notable News:

In attempt to stem displacement, city will set value of housing vouchers by ZIP code

The Boston City Housing Chief, Sheila Dillon, says, “We want [residents] to live where they want to live, but we’re also hoping they live throughout Boston, and that we see income-integrated neighborhoods. And we want to see rents in all our neighborhoods stabilized”. For 85 tenants who call the historic North End Mercantile Wharf building home, this means being able to stay in their subsidized housing program, read more on the Boston Globe.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Tuesday, May 21

5:00ON Wharf District Council Meeting at Leventhal Room. Stop by 30 Rowes Wharf for the Wharf Distric Council Meeting. The meeting will include a police update, guest speaker from Cape Air & Nantucket Airlines, Seaplane updates and more.

6:00PM St. Stephen’s Fundraiser at Lucia. Join the capital improvements campaign fundraising with a special dinner that at Lucia Ristorante. Filmark Hospitality Group is donating the complete evening, dinner and wine, see additional details here.

6:00PM Up Close I: Violin Making. As part of the School’s 20th Annual Celebration of Craft, NBSS is hosting two interpretive tours led by makers in our Student & Alumni Exhibit. Artisans will lead an intimate group of attendees through their own unique process of creating highly detailed, technical work for the Exhibit. Free and open to the public, though space is limited. Please RSVP here

6:30PM Reciprocity Collaborative at Old North Church. Reciprocity will host their culminating Open Investigation event in the church and invites the public to join them to explore the space through movement and sound. Responding to prompts about how the space is used, how we can respond to it in different and individual ways, as well as how we collectively respond to its purpose and architecture, Reciprocity artists will lead participants in this expressive investigation, see additional details here.

Wednesday, May 22

6:00PM Museum of Fine Arts Lecture at the North End Library. The Museum of Fine Arts and the Boston Public Library are joining forces to present the vivid posters, prints, and paintings in which Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) captured Parisian nightlife in the late nineteenth century. This illustrated talk by an MFA guide will introduce you to the artists and the exhibition—which you can see free of charge during the month of June with your BPL card, see additional details here.

From the Community:

Multi-Sport Thursdays for Teens at Nazzaro Center

Every Thursday from July 8th – August 30th the BCYF Nazzaro Center staff will be hosting a sports/recreational/physical fitness type event for teens, continue reading.

Family Design Day: Treehouses

Did you know that a well-designed treehouse can help trees grow stronger and live longer? Learn how architects strive to design buildings that give more to the earth than they take, continue reading.

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2 Replies to “Monday’s Brief: Housing Voucher Values to help Mercantile Wharf Residents, Boston Ballet Storytime

  1. I can’t read the globe on the story of the 85 people by the water front they want me too pay y not copy the story for us and post it

    1. Sorry Frank, the Globe article is copyrighted and we cannot republish it in full. We included an excerpt with the link and I believe they still give 5 or 10 articles for free per month.

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