Daily Briefs

Thursday’s Brief: St. Joseph’s Day, Brady Leaves New England, Parking During Pandemic, Cancelled Events

Today is Thursday, March 19 and here’s some comic relief to start your day from local comedian Ben Alper: “After 20 seasons, 42-year-old Tom Brady announced he’s leaving the New England Patriots. He said his decision had nothing to do with money and everything to do with a rookie teammate giving him a coffee cup that read “World’s Greatest Grandpa.” – Ben Alper.

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

St. Joseph’s Day – Go ahead and pickup a zeppole from one of the neighborhood pastry shop!
Saint Joseph’s Day, 19 March, also called the Feast of Saint Joseph. Popular customs among Christians of various liturgical traditions observing Saint Joseph’s Day are attending Mass or the Divine Service, wearing red-coloured clothing, carrying dried fava beans that have been blessed, and assembling home altars dedicated to Saint Joseph. Giving food to the needy is a Saint Joseph’s Day custom. In many communities, it is traditional to eat a Neapolitan pastry known as a zeppola (created in 1840 by Don Pasquale Pinatauro in Napoli) on Saint Joseph’s Day.

4:00PM POSTPONED: Crafty Grown-ups: Flower Making. All Boston Public Libraries are closed due to COVID-19. All events, classes, concerts and talks taking place at all locations of the Boston Public Library are at this time either cancelled or postponed.

Notable News:

Yes, you can still get a parking ticket in Boston during the coronavirus pandemic

While we may be living in unprecedented times and practicing social distancing, some laws have not changed – including parking restrictions. Be sure to continue following the rules because yes, you can still get a parking ticket during the coronavirus pandemic, read more on the Boston Globe.

St. Leonard’s Church:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Friday, March 20

1:00PM POSTPONED: Films of Ida Lupino: Hard, Fast and Beautiful! All Boston Public Libraries are closed due to COVID-19. All events, classes, concerts and talks taking place at all locations of the Boston Public Library are at this time either cancelled or postponed.

Saturday, March 21

10:30AM CANCELLED: I Piccoli Lettori. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Join I AM Books for its Italian reading group for little ones! Children (0-4) and their parents will engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning.

6:00PM POSTPONED – Marina Viola – Loro Fanno l’amore. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

From the Community:

Tresca Offering Special Take Out Menu

From Chef Rich Ansara:

I sympathize with all that is going on with everyone. But especially with my industry brothers and sisters. It’s a very scary time for all of us. We like many of our industry family have decided to try our hand at takeout and delivery daily from 4-8 pm, continue reading.

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