Event Notices

Author Lizabeth Cohen, “Birth of a Nation” (105th Anniversary) and the Old Howard Troupe at the West End Museum

The West End Museum is proud to host the following educational and entertaining events. Pre-registration is required for all three events at thewestendmuseum.org. Lizabeth Cohen: Saving America’s CitiesFebruary 4 @7PM; $10 / Free to Museum Members; Pre-registration required at thewestendmuseum.orgTrident Booksellers will facilitate book sales at event for author signing Prizewinning historian and author Lizabeth Read More…

Daily Briefs

Weekend Brief: Super Bowl Weekend, Friday Films, Teen Creative Writing Group, Active Date Night Ideas

Today is Friday, January 31 and it feels as though this month has dragged on for longer than usual. Some say it’s due to the Patriots’ shortened playoff season – others are just glad they can watch this Sunday’s big game without feeling to pressure to call out of work for the duck boat parade! Read More…

Featured Government

City Council Discusses Ways to Promote Accurate Count for 2020 Census

Boston City Councilors Ed Flynn (District 2) and Michelle Wu (at-large) requested a hearing regarding ways to promote achieving an accurate count for Boston’s 2020 Census. “The census not only dictates how many elected congressional members we have,”said Councilor Flynn, “but, even more importantly than that, it determines the federal resources that come into a Read More…

Schools

Boston College High School Robotics Teams up With St. John School Students for STEM Learning

Students from the FIRST Robotics team, FRC3958 “Schrödinger’s Cat,” from Boston College High School (BC High) recently joined more than a dozen young students at St. John’s School (SJS) in the North End to share their passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning. Using twelve Lego WeDo kits that had been gifted to SJS Read More…

Community Transportation

Filming for “Frills” Feb. 3–5 on Salem St. and North Square

Magic Wand Productions will be filming scenes for its new movie Frills in the North End on February 3 through February 5, 2020. Note this is an updated schedule – filming on Salem St. has been changed from Monday, 2/3 to Wednesday, 2/5. North Square notice remains the same. On February 5, Salem Street between Read More…

Health & Environment

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Glaucoma Awareness Month is an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages. Read More…

Daily Briefs Featured

Thursday’s Brief: Nick Varano Sells Strega Restaurants Outside the North End to Smith & Wollensky; Downtown Planning Workshop Today

Today is Thursday, January 30 Local Restaurant News: Strega Restaurants Sold to Smith & Wollensky Parent, Danu Nick Varano, the founder of The Varano Group, has sold all of his restaurant holdings outside of the North End, including Strega Waterfront in the Seaport, Strip by Strega in the Park Plaza Hotel, Strega Prime in Woburn, Read More…