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Wednesday’s Brief: Best Restaurants, Airport Drop Off Changes, Celebrating What Unites Us, LEGO Club, Homework Help, Book Talk, Friends of Cutillo Park Meeting

Today is Wednesday, October 23 and Boston Magazine released its list of the Best Restaurants in Boston yesterday and some were surprised to learn that the top ranking restaurant is technically in Somerville, not Boston. See the full list here which also feature’s a North End favorite – Neptune Oyster – coming in at #32.

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

10:30AM Celebrating What Unites Us: Latin America. Share the immigrant experience and walk the Labyrinth at Armenian Heritage Park. Advance Reservations required at whatunitesus.eventbrite.com.

3:00PM Kids’ LEGO Club. Drop by the North End Library after school to build whatever you can imagine using LEGOs and DUPLOs.

4:00PM BTU Homework Help at the North End Library. The Boston Teachers Union sponsors a Homework Helper program in each of the Boston Public Library branches. The BTU provides a teacher to help children with their homework for free.

6:30PM Daniel Zimmerman Discusses Shots in the Dark: the Saga of Rocco Balliro. Stop by the North End Library where author Daniel Zimmerman discusses his true crime book, Shots in the Dark: the Saga of Rocco Balliro (2018) – much of which takes place in Boston’s North End – and explores the deadly shootout that took place in a darkened apartment on the outskirts of Boston on a frigid winter night in 1963.

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 information here.

Notable News:

Uber and Lyft changes come to Logan Airport soon. Here’s what travelers should know.

Starting next week, a new centralized system that will change how travelers arrive and leave Logan Airport will begin to take effect. The phased system shift will be communicated to travelers through app messages, new signage and an advertising campaign, read more on Boston.com.

Andy Warhol Goes to the North End:


Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, October 24

8:30AM Boston Harbor Regional Coastal Resilience Conference. Stop by the Boston Society of Architects Fort Point Room at 290 Congress Street and learn how a Boston Harbor Regional layered defense system could protect the fifteen cities and towns that flood through Boston Harbor from sea level rise and storm surge devastation while eliminating mandatory FEMA flood insurance premiums for the entire region.

11:00AM Mah Jongg Club. Come by the North End Library and play the American-style variant of this tile-based game that originated in China and requires skill, strategy, and calculation.

3:30PM Middle School Book Club. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street and talk about books and join in fun activities with other middle schoolers! Ask at the branch for a copy of the book for October. Titles are aimed at students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

5:30PM Boston Public Market Harvest Party. Come by the Boston Public Market and share an evening with the Boston Public Market community at the 4th annual Harvest Party, see additional information here.

6:00PM PLAN: Downtown Community Priorities Workshop. The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) in collaboration with other City of Boston departments invites the Downtown and Chinatown community to participate in the PLAN: Downtown Community Priorities Workshop. The workshop will update participants on the planning work completed to date and explore the preliminary planning recommendations and public space improvements identified by PLAN: Downtown, see additional details here.

6:00PM Talk the [Walk] with Boston Harbor Now. Join Boston Harbor Now at WPI Seaport (303 Congress Street) for a special evening honoring the historic legacy and the promise of our waterfront’s future. The evening will include a short speaking program by Stephen Coyle, the director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority in 1984, about the creation of the Harborwalk, see additional details here.

7:00PM Comics x Science: Using Cartoons to Communicate at the IMAX Theater at 1 Central Wharf. Starting with a crash course in the history of comics, Maris Wicks will take lecture attendees panel by panel through the use of cartoons and comics as a way to educate and engage readers of all ages, see additional details here.

From the Community:

From the Office of Senator Boncore: Student Opportunity Act

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed the Student Opportunity Act, an unprecedented $1.5 billion new investment in Massachusetts K-12 public education, continue reading.

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