Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Casino Politics, MFA Lecture in North End, New England Summer Reads

Today is Wednesday, May 22 and if the warmer weather has you spending more time in the sun, check out this list from WBUR on the best summer reads from New England Authors.

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

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.

Notable News:

MGM Pulls Out of Talks to Buy Encore Boston Harbor Casino

MGM Resorts has pulled out of talks with Wynn Resorts over the possible sale of Wynn’s Everett property, Encore Boston Harbor, MGM said Tuesday night. The company, which operates the MGM Springfield casino, said in a statement, “We have noted the anxiety raised by various stakeholders regarding a transaction and this troubles us at MGM. We only wish to have a positive impact on communities in which we operate. We think the best course of action is to discontinue discussions concerning this opportunity. We wish the company and the Everett community all the best and look forward to visiting their beautiful resort when it opens and welcoming the 5,600 employees to our industry.’’

Still, the attempted move raises plenty of questions. Everett is on the verge of the type of economic resurgence that most cities can only dream about. With questions being raised about the potential resale or construction delays of the new casino, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria is saying enough is enough, read more on the Boston Herald.

Coffee with a View:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, May 23

12:00PM Connect Historic Boston Bike & Pedestrian Path Ribbon Cutting. The City of Boston invites you to join Mayor Walsh at Blackstone Block on Union Street to celebrate the completion of Connect Historic Boston, see additional details here.

6:30PM Old North Photo Exhibit: Rally Point Opening.
View the first art show in the Old North Church’s exhibition space, Patriots Corner Gallery, located in the Clough House on the Unity Court side of the campus, see additional details here.

Friday, May 24

1:00PM Friday Films at the Library: Women’s Pictures: When Women Ruled the Movie Box Office. 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 Brief Encounter, continue reading.

6:00PM First-time Homebuyer Seminar – The Italian Way. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street for pizza and cannolis with a side of useful information on all the steps needed to purchase your first home. Limited seating is available so please RSVP to GLuzzi@OwnNewEngland.com.

6:00PM Organ Recital at St. Leonard’s Church. To celebrate the installation of the new pipe organ at Saint Leonard Church, there will be a free organ recital by internationally renowned Maestro, David Reccia Chynoweth, see additional details here.

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