Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: 10 Notable Buildings, Story Time, Transportation Network Companies Hearing, Tween Science Lab, Parcel Two Meeting

Today is Tuesday, November 19 and people are already planning ahead on how to avoid Boston’s horrific Thanksgiving traffic, read more on BostonMagazine.com.

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

10:30AM Toddler Story Time. Stop by the North End Library and listen to stories, sing songs, and learn together through movement and play. This story time is ideal for little ones who have started walking or moving on their own.

11:00AM Baby Story Time. Join the North End Library and enjoy gentle stories, songs, and lap bounces for pre-walking babies and caregivers.

1:00PM Public Hearing to Discuss Transportation Network Companies. Members of the public are invited to attend and testify at a hearing to discuss transportation network companies operating in Boston, see additional information here.

4:00PM Tween Science Lab. Stop by the North End Library and work together to explore a hands-on science project. For kids 9-12 years old.

6:30PM Parcel Two Meeting #4: Preferred Design Progress. The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Greenway Conservancy, invites community members to the fourth public meeting for the Parcel 2 Park Design process. The goal of this meeting will be to provide a design progress update to interested community members, see additional details here.

Notable News:

These 10 notable buildings in Boston didn’t exist in 2010

From the Government Center T head house to the Avalon North Station to East Boston’s new Library, Curbed Boston has pulled together a list a ten notable buildings that didn’t exist almost ten years ago, read more on Curbed Boston.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Wednesday, November 20

8:30AM One Waterfront Initiative at Rowes Wharf. Join us for a conversation with the Trustees of Reservations to learn about the One Waterfront Initiative – an ambitious project to build a network of new green open spaces along Boston’s inner harbor. Hear from Nick Black, the managing director of the Trustees’ Boston Waterfront Initiative about the successes and challenges, plans for community outreach, partnerships with Massport and the City of Boston, and feasibility studies that have shaped the initiative’s progress in East Boston, South Boston, and the North End. Free tickets here.

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

4:00PM BTU Homework Help. Stop by the North End Library for a homework helper program sponsored by the Boston Teachers Union. The BTU provides a teacher to help children with their homework for free.

6:30PM Book Club at the Library. Join the North End Library for a book discussion on No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden by Glenn Greenwald.

7:00PM The Snow Leopard Project and Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation in Afghanistan. Lecture and book signing at the New England Aquarium. Following decades of war, Dr. Alex Dehgan moved to Afghanistan in 2006 to build the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Afghanistan Program to protect snow leopards and other endangered species there. His recent book takes readers along with him and his team through some of the most dangerous places in postwar Afghanistan as they work to establish the country’s first national park. Register here.

Thursday, November 21

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 excellent 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 with their school. We currently 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. 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 stunningly powerful and beautiful program will educate and inspire audiences about Jewish heritage and culture through music, see additional details here.

From the Community:

Remembering Jason Menard and Thanking our Firefighters

To all the Menard families,

We extend our sympathy and send our deepest regrets on the death of the Worchester hero fireman, Lt. Jason Menard. He surely acted in the most exemplary manner. Being a fireman means being constantly on the line and the fire alarm you hear could be the last. We are sure that Jason is comfortably
at peace with God. Please accept our sincere condolences, continue reading.

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