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Thursday’s Brief: Boston Sand & Gravel Sued Over Pollution, Middle School Book Club, Urban Renewal Community, Salsa Dancing

Today is Thursday, September 26 and here’s a joke from local comedian Ben Alper to start your day:

“Nine people were arrested over the weekend at the Encore Boston Harbor casino for charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and drug possession. Most of them claimed they were actors rehearsing for Martin Scorsese’s “Casino II.” – Ben Alper

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

3:30PM Middle School Book Club at the North End Library. Talk about books and join in fun activities with other middle schoolers! For the September meeting, there’s no need to read anything ahead of time–just come prepared to read and discuss a short story together, to talk about books you enjoy, and to choose October’s title.

6:00PM Urban Renewal Community Meeting. The Boston Planning & Development Agency invites surrounding stakeholders to a community meeting regarding updates to the Government Center Urban Renewal Plan Area. Read more here.

6:00PM Salsa Dancing at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Learn to Salsa with instructors from Metamovements Latin Dance Company. Live music will be provided by Manolo Mairena & His Salsa Report! The lesson and dance are FREE, no partner is necessary, and beginners are welcome! Lesson is from 6:00pm to 6:45pm and dancing is from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Notable News:

State sues Boston Sand & Gravel over water, air pollution at Charlestown plant

Boston Sand & Gravel is being sued over “excessive sand and dust flowing into a small creek and into the air” from their facility spanning five-acres in Charlestown, read more on Universal Hub.

NEMPAC Seeking Youth Choir Director:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, September 28

1:00PM Friday Film: Moonstruck (1987). Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday Film Series. Today’s film will be “Moonstruck”.

Saturday, September 28

9:00AM North End Street Sale. Stop by Polcari Playground outside the Nazzaro Center for the North End street sale. Reserve your space for $25 (1 table and 2 chairs) to sell household items, books, furniture, homemade arts & crafts, and more, see additional information here.

10:30AM I Piccoli Lettori – Italian reading group for little ones. Stop by I AM Books at 189 North Street for its Italian reading group for little ones (0-4) and their parents where they will engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning.

11:00AM Life Skills Workshop: Effective Communication. Effective communication skills are vital for success in all areas of life. Stop by the North End Library to learn ways to improve your communication skills in this interactive workshop.

6:00PM Italian American Writers Association Open Mic and Literary Reading. Stop by I AM Books at 189 North Street for the Italian American Writers Association’s monthly literary reading and open mic.

6:30PM Boston Pride Movie Night: Rocketman. Stop by Faneuil Hall’s South Market for “Rocketman” – an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years, see additional information here.

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