Today is Thursday, November 7 and here’s a joke from local comedian Ben Alper: “Three months after it opened, Encore Boston Harbor casino is on pace to come in more than $100 million less than anticipated in first-year gambling revenues—despite a new Revolutionary War themed game called “The Slot Heard Round the World.”Ben Alper

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

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.

5:00PM North End Neighborhood Night. North Street Grille will, once again, be hosting “Neighborhood Night” on the first Thursday of each month with 50% of sales going to support North End Neighborhood nonprofit agency programs, see additional details here.

6:00PM North End Public Safety Meeting; Note Different Location. Stop by 40 Sudbury Street for the North End Public Safety Meeting. Note that this month’s meeting will be held at A-1 headquarters: 40 New Sudbury Street because the Nazzaro Center is unavailable.

6:00PM Eliot Summer Camp Fair at 585 Commercial Street. The Eliot School is hosting a Summer Camp Fair for families in the Boston area to attend to sort through the many camp choices. This is a great opportunity for families to interact with many camp representatives in the Boston area and to ask key questions about summer camp programs.

Notable News:

The Hub on Causeway Is Finally Open for Business, and You Have to Check it Out

Yesterday’s ribbon cutting signifies The Hub on Causeway officially being fully open for business. With new apartments, restaurants, a grocery store and more – North Station’s new development is now much more than just a T stop, read more on Boston Magazine.

Portal to Another World:

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Portal to another world in the North End.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, November 8

6:00PM 4th Annual North End Basketball Bonanza. Stop by the Nazzaro Center for the 4th Annual North End Basket Bonanza where the younger kids will arrive first to eat and play before the older kids do the same. Any Knights and/or in-house player, member of Nazzaro, or NEAA is welcome to attend, see additional information here.

Saturday, November 9

10:00AM RUFF Game Day. Join RUFF at the North End Dog Park with your four-legged friends for a morning of dog games at the park. Prizes will be awarded, see additional details here.

11:00AM Veterans Day Cruise. Honor veterans and active military with a special cruise highlighting the military history of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, see additional details here.

1:00PM Bodywaves Therapeutic Massage. Stop into Shake the Tree at 67 Salem Street for a complimentary 10-15 chair massage! Based in the north end, these talented therapists specialize in stress/pain reduction so…treat yourself!

6:00PM A Literary Evening with Authors Lisa Romero, Jennifer Militello, and Anthony D’Aries. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street for a literary evening, with talks and readings by authors Lisa Romeo (Starting with Goodbye), Jennifer Militello and Anthony D’Aries.

From the Community:

Health Savings Card for Seniors

Seniors, are you interested in getting up to $500 a year to buy health-related items such as first aid supplies, cold/flu medicine, cough drops, vitamins, toothbrushes, toothpaste just to name a few, continue reading.

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