Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: New POKE Restaurant Opens, DCR Charles River Dam Locks Closed, Movie Matinee, Friends of Cutillo Park Meeting

Today is Wednesday, January 29 and Valentine’s Day is just over a couple weeks away! Boston Magazine has pulled together a guide for the most romantic day in Boston, read more here.

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

DCR Charles River Dam Locks Closed. On Wednesday, January 29 at 6 a.m. and continuing through Thursday, January 30 until 6 p.m., the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close the New Charles River Dam Pedestrian Walkway, connecting Boston and Charlestown via the locks, to accommodate facility maintenance operations. Pedestrian patterns will be clearly marked. Vessel traffic through the locks will not be impacted.

12:30PM 55+ Movie Matinee. Join the Nazzaro Center for a free movie matinee! The movie will be Love is All There is starring: Joseph Bologna, Renee Taylor, Laine Kazan, Barbara Carrera, William Hickey, Dick Van Patten, Connie Stevens, Paul Sorvino, Angelina Jolie, and Nathaniel Marston. Free popcorn & drinks will be provided. All are welcome. No membership required. If you need more information, contact Laurie.delia@boston.gov.

6:30PM Friends of Cutillo Park Meeting. The Friends of Cutillo Park will have its next monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Center, see additional details here.

Notable News:

POKE By Love Art brings poke and more to North End

POKE by Love Art held their soft opening at their new Beverly St. location last week and are already receiving rave reviews on Yelp – bringing healthy Hawaiian poke bowls to the North End, read more on Hoodline.

Crime of the Century:

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Thursday, January 30

DCR Charles River Dam Locks Closed. On Wednesday, January 29 at 6 a.m. and continuing through Thursday, January 30 until 6 p.m., the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close the New Charles River Dam Pedestrian Walkway, connecting Boston and Charlestown via the locks, to accommodate facility maintenance operations. Pedestrian patterns will be clearly marked. Vessel traffic through the locks will not be impacted.

3:00PM Mindful Minis. Join Mindful Minis teacher Lauren after school at the North End Library for a stress-reducing and wellness-promoting activity! Activities will include breathing exercises, mindful coloring, yoga, emotional awareness, and sensory description exercises, see additional details here.

6:00PM PLAN: Downtown, Scenarios Workshop at Suffolk University Sargent Hall. The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) with City of Boston team members invites the Downtown and Chinatown community to discuss the PLAN: Downtown development scenarios. The planning team will present an overview of current zoning, followed by two future scenario options for rethinking preservation and growth in Downtown and Chinatown, see additional details here.

Friday, January 31

1:00PM Friday Films: Cunning Computers & Rogue Robots. Join the North End Library for movies every Friday at 1pm in January! This week’s movie is Westworld.

3:30PM Teen Creative Writing Group. Middle school and high school students are invited to stop by the North End Library and use writing prompts to spark new ideas or work on your own creative writing project. Share your writing if you choose, and get feedback from other teen writers in a supportive, pressure-free space.

From the Community:

State Releases 2019 Opioid-Related Death Information

According to Mass.gov, Massachusetts confirmed 1,091 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2019, with the possibility of an estimated 332 to 407 additional deaths. While this number represents a decrease compared with previous years, opioid-related deaths continue to be a devastating epidemic for the city of Boston, continue reading.

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