Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: City Hall Plaza Redesign, Free Menstrual Products Proposal, Bridging the Gap Lecture

Today is Wednesday June 5 and if you haven’t heard about about the city’s plans to redesign City Hall Plaza, be sure to stop by today’s redesign meeting for a presentation and renovation of the plaza.

Here’s what you need to know for today…

6:00PM City Hall Plaza Redesign Meeting at Boston City Hall. Stop by the 3rd floor lobby of City Hall for a design presentation and open discussion about the plaza renovation, see additional details here.

6:00PM Lecture: Bridging the Gap: Melnea Cass at the North End Library. Stop by 25 Parmenter Street as Melnea Cass, the “First Lady (or Mayor) of Roxbury” discusses how Rosa Brown helped guide her in her community organizing efforts. Cass is well known for organizing sit-ins over school segregation in Boston and leading the fights over urban renewal and highway constructions in the South End and Roxbury, see additional details here.

Notable News:

Boston councilors to consider free menstrual products in schools and other city buildings

The City Council is meeting today to consider a proposal from West Roxbury and JP councilor Matt O’Malley and North End, Charlestown and East Boston Councilor Edwards to have public schools, libraries, community centers and other municipal buildings provide free menstrual products in women’s rooms. More than 16% of Bostonians are below the poverty level and a “lack of access to menstrual products can contribute to a variety of health, social, and professional challenges”, read more on Universal Hub.

City Hall Plaza Redesign Renderings:


Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, June 6

6:00PM Gala on the Greenway. Celebrate 10 years of the contemporary park in the heart of Boston at the Gala on the Greenway. The Greenway Conservancy will be hosting a memorable evening under the stars to celebrate and support the iconic public park, see additional information here.

6:00PM North End Public Safety Meeting. Join the Nazzaro Center at 30 North Bennet Street on the first Thursday of every month for the North End public safety meeting with Boston Police Area A-1.

Friday, June 7

1:00PM Films: Flamingo Road at North End Library. Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday film series. This month the Friday films will feature Women’s Pictures: When Women Ruled the Movie Box Office. Today’s film will be Flamingo Road from 1949, see additional details here.

6:00PM A Night at the Park with RUFF. Responsible Urbanites for Fido (RUFF) is hosting an event at the Prince Street Dog Park where a caricature artist will draw your dog on a first-come-first-serve bases and will be accepting donations. Pizza and treats will also be available.

6:30PM Glow in the Park. Join the Rose Kennedy Greenway and support the Conservancy at their signature young professionals event featuring live music, performances, food, and beverages, see additional details here.

6:30PM Eliot School Gala at City Winery. Stop by City Winery at 80 Beverly Street for an evening of fun and friends at the annual Eliot School Auction and Gala. The event will feature food, drinks, dancing, and both a silent and live auction, see additional details and ticket information here.

7:00PM St. Anthony’s Feast Centennial Gala Reception. Join St. Anthony’s Feast at the Marriott Long Wharf Harbor View Room for their Centennial Gala Reception. For ticket information, contact committee@stanthonysfeast.com.

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