Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Peruvian Cuisine Rises in Boston, LEGO Club, Homework Help, Friends of NE Library Meeting, Hidden Histories, Old North Speaker Series

Today is Wednesday, November 13, and tonight the Improv Asylum presents a new musical satirizing Fyre Festival, read more here..

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.

5:30PM Friends of the NE Library Meeting. Join in helping the Friends of the North End Branch Library at their monthly meeting at 25 Parmenter Street.

6:30PM Hidden Histories: the Development of Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Join Boston archaeologist Barbara Donohue at the North End Library as she embarks on a fascinating journey from the world of the Puritans to the world of today via the evolution of Copp’s Hill Burying Ground.

6:30PM Old North Speaker Series: Vaccination Controversies Then & Now. This talk will explore the public protests in Boston triggered by the inoculation against smallpox in 1721 and by compulsory vaccination against smallpox in 1901, see additional details here.

Notable News:

Peruvian cuisine sees its rise in Boston

Three out of the 30 or so Peruvian restaurants are standing out in Boston’s diverse dining scene, including Jose Duarte of the North End, as being the best of the best for transforming this diverse, extensive and versatile cuisine, read more on The Boston Globe.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, November 14

1:00PM Hearing on Short Term Rental Ordinance. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify on the implementation of the Short Term Rental Ordinance, see additional information here.

7:00PM NEWRA Monthly Meeting at the Nazzaro Center. Stop by 30 North Bennet Street for the North End Waterfront Residents Association monthly meeting, see additional details here.

7:00PM Understanding how warming oceans affects deep sea corals. Geochemist, oceanographer, deep-sea explorer and Woods Hole researcher Laura Robinson will be joining the New England Aquarium to talk about the changes our oceans are going through, and how looking at the composition of old corals can help us best theorize about how they will change in the coming years, see additional details here.

Friday, November 15

6:00PM Marco Rafala: How Fires End (author talk). Stop by I AM Books at 198 North Street to hear from Marco Rafalà a first-generation Sicilian American novelist, musician, and writer for award-winning tabletop role-playing games. The author will be in conversation with Olivia Kate Cerrone, author of The Hunger Saint (Bordighera Press).

From the Community:

Brass Polishing at Old North Saturday Nov. 23

Old North’s trusty brass cleaning King, Vicar Steve Ayres, is retiring at the end of this year, so this will be his final glorious morning of experiencing the sweet aroma of Brasso mingled with that of mimosas and donut holes, continue reading.

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