Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Women in the Workforce Event, Union Wharf Architecture, Off Their Plate Feeds Healthcare Workers, Recognizing the Goose

Today is Tuesday, March 31 and The Massachusetts Health Council is running a COVID-19 video contest for middle and high school students in Massachusetts as a positive way for students can keep busy during this pandemic, continue reading.

Superb Grocery Service in North End During Virus Crisis

We are living in a challenging time and in unchartered territory. When people or groups step up to the plate to serve the greater cause they deserve great thanks and recognition. The North End’s Golden Goose is one of those businesses. Continue reading.

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

6:30PM 10 on 10: Women in the Workforce | Old North Speaker Series. This event will be hosted as an online webinar and conversation. Join Old North for a virtual celebration of influential women past and present! Hear from ten powerhouse women working in Boston today as they each offer a 5-minute spotlight presentation on a visionary woman from Massachusetts history, see additional details here.

Notable News:

Off Their Plate started in Boston as a way to feed healthcare workers. Now it’s going national.

A Boston-founded initiative to feed healthcare workers and provide some relief to restaurants that have seen a significant decrease in business due to the coronavirus has expanded. Off Their Plate, the initiative founded by a Harvard medical student, has now expanded to New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Pittsburgh, read more on Boston.com.

Union Wharf:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Wednesday, April 1

Tony Demarco Win World’s Welterweight Title. On this day in 1955 Tony DeMarco from the North End won the World’s Welterweight title. Known as the “Flame and Fury of Fleet Street,” DeMarco is honored with a statue on the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets. He was also inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in June 2019.

1:00PM CANCELED: “Books in Bloom” Library Open House. All “Books in Bloom” events have been canceled due to COVID-19.

Thursday, April 2

POSTPONED: Books in Bloom.This event has been postponed out of precautionary measures around COVID-19.

6:00PM Canceled: North End Public Safety Meeting. All public meetings at the Nazzaro Center are canceled during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Friday, April 3

POSTPONED: Books in Bloom. This event has been postponed out of precautionary measures around COVID-19.

6:00 PM North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Open Mic Night. Join NEMPAC via the virtual platform Zoom to watch and/or participate in their first ever free open mic community night. This event is open to all ages and abilities. Watch in the audience or sign up to perform by emailing ameek@nempacboston.org.

From the Community:

Commentary: Foster St. Playground Status Update

The Foster Street Playground was recently featured in a recent 311 report and I fell compelled to share some insights and history. My parents and I have attempted to address the abandonment of this city playground for many years to no avail. Our property abuts the playground; our kitchen windows look directly out on to the cars that now park there, and the filthy, crumbling, collapsing surface. It has been neglected by the city for many, many years, continue reading.

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

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