Today is Wednesday, January 15 and, over 100 years ago, the Boston Molasses Disaster, also known as the Great Molasses Flood and the Great Boston Molasses Tragedy, occurred in the North End neighborhood of Boston, read more here.

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

10:30AM Celebrate What Unites Us. Stop by The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market and pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. on the occasion of his birthday and highlight the African Heritage Diet with a Chef from OLDWAYS preparing a signature dish for all to enjoy, RSVP here.

6:30PM Book Discussion Club. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for the January book discussion club. January’s selection is Flowers for Algernon (1966) by Daniel Keyes. Copies of the book may be picked up at the library’s front desk.

Notable News:

North End residents explode in anger after sitting in City Hall for 90 minutes waiting for a hearing on a Salem Street proposal that was deferred

A Zoning Board of Appeal hearing regarding the Residents’ Association Opposition to a Five-Story Addition at 97 Salem Street was deferred after starting over an hour and a half late due to attendance – drawing an uproar of anger from North End residents waiting to attend, read more on Universal Hub.

Snowy Corner – a Foreshadow for Approaching Weather?!

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, January 16

3:30PM Mindful Minis. Join Mindful Minis teacher Lauren at the North End Library after school 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.

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