Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Debate Over Rent Control Returns, LEGO Club, Homework Help, NEWRA Party

Today is Wednesday, October 30 and tonight Regina M Pisa, partner and chairman emeritus of Goodwin, will receive the Pope Francis Award from Saint Anthony Shrine, read more on the Boston Herald.

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

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.

6:00PM NEWRA Party at the Pilot House, 2 Atlantic Ave. Residents of the North End and the Waterfront are welcome to come and find out about NEWRA and learn how to get involved with your neighborhood! Costumes welcome but not required, see additional details here.

Notable News:

High rents revive debate over rent control in Greater Boston, 25 years after it was abolished

Activists are urging state lawmakers to reinstate rent control in Massachusetts 25 years after it was abolished after more and more residents are finding themselves displaced, read more on MassLive.com.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, October 31

Halloween! Check out our guide for all the tricks and treats of the North End.

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. Beginners are welcome. No sign up is required. Weekly on Thursdays in October.

RESCHEDULED to 11/2 due to weather: 14th Annual ROC Teen Saturday Halloween Carnival. The Recovery Outreach Community (ROC) Teen Saturday program will host its 14th annual Haunted Halloween Carnival at the Nazzaro Playground. There will be rides, a bounce house, super slides, kiddie obstacle courses, food, drinks, pumpkins, face painting, movies and more, see additional information here.

3:30PM North End Trick-or-Treating. The North End Waterfront Mothers’ / Fathers’ Association (NEWMA) is once again sponsoring neighborhood trick-or-treating. In order for the holiday be a wholly inclusive celebration, NEWMA is encouraging both residents and local businesses to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project, see additional information here.

10:00PM Halloween Party at Trattoria II Panino. Join Trattoria II Panino for their 4th Annual Halloween Party. Think you have the best Halloween costume? Enter costume contest for a chance to receive $1000! All proceeds will benefit Allergy Awareness.

Friday, November 1

10:00AM NBSS Open House 2019 at 150 North Street. NBSS trains students for careers in traditional trades that use hand skills in concert with evolving technology. In doing so, the School preserves craft traditions and promotes a greater appreciation of craftsmanship, RSVP and see additional open house details here.

12:30PM IDEA Boston at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center in Cambridge. The Italian-inspired festival of books, authors and culture organized by independent bookstore I AM Books will be returning Nov. 1 and 2, see additional details here.

6:00PM All Saints Day Mass at St. Leonard Church. Members and guests of the many North End socities will gather, celebrate, and raise funds for the North End community. 6:00pm Mass will be held in St. Leonard’s church followed by a short procession through the streets of the North End

7:00PM Procession for All Saints Day. Members and guests of the many North End socities will gather, celebrate, and raise funds for the North End community.

From the Community:

Halloween at il Molo – Eat, Drink and Get Spooky

The North End’s il Molo invites Halloween revelers to swing by for a festive kickoff to their night, either prior to a haunted bash or family trick-or-treating, to enjoy specialty cocktails, themed appetizers, complimentary treats for the kids and $1 oysters all night, continue reading.

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