Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Julia Mejia Wins by One Vote, LEGO Club, NEMPAC Concert

Today is Wednesday, December 11 and National Cupcake Day is coming up this Sunday. Hoodline has pulled together a list of all of the best places to celebrate with delicious treats around Boston, read more on Hoodline.

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.

7:00PM Handel’s Messiah by NEMPAC and Landmarks Orchestra. The North End Music & Performing Arts Center invites you for an exceptional evening of Handel’s Messiah Part I Concert at The Great Hall, Faneuil Hall featuring the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, One City Choir, NEMPAC Youth Choir, and professional soloists, see additional information here.

Notable News:

Julia Mejia Wins Boston City Council Seat By 1 Vote, Recount Finds

After the three-day-long recount of the City Council At-Large election, it has been determined that Julia Mejia has won the fourth of four at-large seats by just one vote, read more on WGBH.

One if by land, two if by sea:

View this post on Instagram

One if by land, two if by sea

A post shared by Goldie (@brian.goldenberg) on

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, December 12

12:00PM Christmas Luncheon at Filippo’s. Stop by Filippo’s for a Christmas luncheon from 12PM-2PM.

3:30PM Holiday Card Swap & Ornament Craft (for adults) at the North End Library. Refresh your holiday card collection by bringing in your old, unused ones and swapping them out for fresh ones, and have fun making a simple snowman ornament –with a light-up nose! Hot chocolate and coffee will be served. Please note that this is for adults only. 

7:00PM Film Screening: Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing. Stop by 1 Central Wharf for a film screening narrative by renowned scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle. “Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction” tells the story of the world’s rarest sea turtle, the Kemp’s ridley, and how humans pushed a healthy population to the precipice of extinction and are now slowly helping it to recover, see additional details 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.

Friday, December 13

1:00PM Friday Film: The Shop Around the Corner (1940). Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday Film Series. Today’s Film will be The Sop Around the Corner from 1940.

Need to submit a post? Great, start here!

Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.

Did we miss something? Add it to the comments below. Follow @northend.waterfront on Instagram and tag #northend or #bostonwaterfront to have your photo featured!

While you’re here … we have a favor to ask. Now in our 10th year, we are covering more community issues than ever before. We are thrilled that our readership has continued to grow rapidly. And unlike other news sites, we have decided to keep all our posts free and open to all. But, advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. We do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. We need your support to keep us going. Please contribute online at the links below or checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109. Become a Patron for as little as $2/month to receive free rewards including neighborhood photo calendars, custom tote bags and special updates from the editor.
*Become a Patron (Rewards!)* or *Make a One-Time Contribution*
Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable to our local organization. It only takes a minute. Thank you.