Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: Future of the Hurley Building, Seniors Connect, Urban Renewal Meeting, Downtown Schools Night, Jewish Classics Celebrated and Unknown

Today is Thursday, November 21 and here’s a joke to start your day from local comedian Ben Alper: “An East Boston Dunkin’ was shut down by the Boston Inspectional Services Department after a video surfaced showing mice running around the inside. Further investigation revealed the mice were being paid less then minimum wage.”Ben Alper

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

10:30AM Seniors Connect! Presents: Alzheimer’s Disease and related CTE. Stop by the North End Library where Dr. Michael Alosco will discuss recent advances in Alzheimer’s research, including discussion on risk factors, prevention, and clinical trial outcomes. He will also touch on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and it’s relation to Alzheimer’s Disease.

6:00PM Urban Renewal Community Meeting Downtown Waterfront-Faneuil Hall. The Boston Planning & Development Agency invites the surrounding community to a meeting at City Hall to discuss updates to the Downtown Waterfront-Faneuil Hall Urban Renewal Plan Area, see additional details here.

7:00PM Downtown Schools Night at Hill House – 74 Joy Street. Learn more about Boston’s public schools, from parents with children in those schools. This discussion will focus on nearby public elementary schools, with families sharing their views and experiences. We expect to discuss the Hurley and Blackstone (South End), Quincy (Chinatown), Eliot (North End), and Harvard-Kent and Warren-Prescott (Charlestown) schools.

7:30PM Through the Lens: Jewish Classics, Celebrated and Unknown at 390 Commercial Street. NEMPAC kicks off their winter concert series! Founder and Director of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, cellist Aron Zelkowicz, will perform with acclaimed artists pianist Christina Wright-Ivanova and mezzo-soprano Lynn Torgove important Jewish works by under-represented composers such as Joachim-Yehoyachin Stutschewsky, Joan Szymko, Gerald Cohen and Julius Chajes. This program will educate and inspire audiences about Jewish heritage and culture through music, see additional details here.

Notable News:

Landmark Or Eyesore? The Future Of Boston’s Hurley Building Is Uncertain

In a development proposal released last month, the Baker administration announced its intention to redevelop the site of the Charles F. Hurley Building near Government Center. The concrete structure, which houses a number of government agencies, has been gaining some attention on social media after the announcement with some preservationists hoping the change attitudes towards brutalist architecture, read more on WBUR.org.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, November 22

12:30PM ABCD Thanksgiving celebration. The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center will hold their Thanksgiving Celebration on Friday, November 22. There will be turkey with all the trimmings, including pumpkin pie! See the event flyer here.

7:00PM Nazzaro Youth Program BINGO. The Nazzaro Center will be hosting a Friday Night Bingo event for the 10-12 youth program at 30 N Bennet Street, see additional details here.

Saturday, November 23

10:30AM I Piccoli Lettori – Italian Reading Group for Little Ones. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street for its Italian reading group for little ones! Children (0-4) and their parents will engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning.

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