Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: Schools in “Safe Mode,” Investor & Commercial Properties Transfer Fee, Neighborhood Night, Boston Common Tree Lighting, Voice of the City, A Capella Concert

Today is Thursday, December 5 and if you’re looking for a sweet treat on a budget, check on Yahoo’s list of Boston’s 5 best spots on where to score desserts if you’re trying to save money, read more on Yahoo News.

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

12:30PM Working Session: home rule petition to establish an investor and commercial properties transfer fee. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend, but there will be no public comment period at a working sessions regarding a home rule petition authorizing the City of Boston to establish an investor and commercial properties transfer fee, see additional details here.

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 information here.

6:00PM Boston Common Tree Lighting. Join Mayor Martin J. Walsh and guests from the Province of Nova Scotia to celebrate the 78th Annual Tree Lighting on Boston Common. The 45-foot white spruce tree was donated by Desmond Waithe and Corina Saunders of Chance Harbour, Pictou County, Nova Scotia.

6:00PM North End Public Safety Meeting. Stop by the Nazzaro Center for the North End Public Safety Meeting on the first Thursday of each month.

7:00PM Vaudeville: Voice of the City. The West End Museum will be showing the documentary “Vaudeville: Voice of the City”. Exhibit curator Duane Lucia will share a documentary and short video clips portraying the art form and will lead a tour of “The Old Howard Theatre” exhibit, see additional details here.

7:30PM Chanukah: A Cappella Concert at Vilna Shul. Rock out with this holiday-inspired a cappella concert at the Vilna Shul featuring local college a cappella groups including Brandeis University’s Manginah, Northeastern University’s Distilled Harmony, Simmon Sirens, and Boston University’s Kol Echad, see additional details here.

Notable News:

3 Boston Schools in Safe Mode as Police Investigate ‘Threatening Message’

Three Boston Schools were placed in “safe mode” yesterday morning while police were investigating threats made against students. The schools have an escalated police presence through Thursday as a precaution, read more on NBC10 Boston.

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, December 6

1:00PM Friday Film: The Bishop’s Wife (1947). Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday Film Series. This week’s film feature will be The Bishop’s Wife from 1947.

5:00PM Holiday Shopping Stroll North End. Over 15 neighborhood shops will be kicking off the holidays with sips, snacks, music and holiday cheer, see additional information here.

6:00PM Tree Celebration at Hanover & Cross Streets. Join the North End Beautification Committee in celebrating the season at the Christmas tree located at the corner of Cross and Hanover Street. St. John School students will be having their bake sale and Santa will be on hand for the kids. Hot chocolate and caroling too!

Saturday, December 7

Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese was a surprise military strike against the United States naval base on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States’ entry into World War II. Over the next seven hours there were coordinated Japanese attacks on the U.S.-held Philippines, Guam and Wake Island and on the British Empire in Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

10:00AM Coffee Hour with Rep. Michelwitz. Join State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz for his fall coffee hour at Caffe Nero to ask questions and share your thoughts on the representative’s legislative agenda or anything else that’s on your mind, see additional details here.

11:00AM Library Open House at 25 Parmenter Street. Come and celebrate the holiday season with library friends. There will be a community appreciation luncheon and the NEMPAC Children’s Choir will perform, see additional details here.

12:00PM Holly Day on the Harbor at Atlantic Wharf. This family-friendly holiday celebration will feature a kid concert by children’s musical group, Little Groove, Face painting with Jandy, Arts & Crafts with FPAC, activities with Save the Harbor Save the Bay, the BSA, Boston Harbor Islands and more, see additional details here.

4:30PM USS Constitution Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The public is invited to attend this free event, which will include holiday music, free hot chocolate and cookies, an appearance by Santa Claus and his elves. There will also be remarks from USS Constitution’s Commanding Officer, Nathaniel R. Shick, see additional details here.

6:00PM Italian American Writers Association Open Mic and Literary Readings. Join I AM Books at 189 North Street for its Italian American Writers Association Open Mic and Literary Reading night.

From the Community:

New Health Program Partners with Centers to Expand Access to HIV Prevention Medication

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently launched Ready, Set, PrEP, a national program that makes medications for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), taken daily to prevent HIV, available at no cost to people without prescription drug insurance coverage, continue reading.

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