Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: Phase 2 Reopening, Peaceful Protests Continue, Jesse Purvis Joins Councilor Edwards Office

Today is Wednesday, June 3 and thousands of peaceful protestors continued to demonstrate throughout the streets of Boston yesterday, denouncing the deaths of George Floyd and other black people killed by police, read more on The Boston Globe.

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

1:00 PM: Angles on Bending Lines: Curator Conversations Series. Presented by the Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library, this series examines the many ways that maps and visual data have been used for centuries to manipulate information and truth. The interactive online events will be hosted by Curator of Maps and Director of Geographic Scholarship Garrett Dash Nelson and will feature expert guests on various topics. More information and registration encouraged.

Notable News:

Charlie Baker releases new details about the next phases of Massachusetts’s reopening plan

This upcoming Saturday, officials will decide when the state will move into Phase 2 of Gov. Baker’s reopening plan. New guidance has now been released on how restaurants and hotels can begin operating once Phase 2 commences, read more on Boston.com.

North End Stroll:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, June 4

8:45AM Boston Harbor for All: Waterfront Parks & Public Spaces. Join Boston Harbor Now along with public, private, and nonprofit partners for our second biennial symposium on how to realize our greatest opportunities for developing a welcoming and resilient waterfront, and islands, see additional information here.

1:00PM Hearing reviewing the implementation of the ordinance establishing the equitable regulation of the cannabis industry in the City of Boston. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so no later than the end of business on the day before the scheduled hearing date, see additional details here.

2:00PM Never Too Late Group – The Superwoman. In honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, Lori Harrison-Kahan will discuss her new edited collection of journalism and fiction, “The Superwoman and Other Writings by Miriam Michelson.” See additional details here.

7:00PM Kanopy Virtual Movie Club: Purple Noon (1960). Watch the film on Kanopy: boston.kanopy.com/video/purple-noon, then join the Boston Public Library discussion on Zoom. A Zoom invite will be emailed to once you register.

Friday, June 5

10:00AM Celebrating What Unites Us! At-Home Cooking with Oldways. Join the Friends of the Armenian Heritage Park for a special at-home Celebrating What Unites Us! program to keep us connected, coming together. This week’s theme is vegetarian/vegan, see additional details here.

6:00PM NEMPAC Open Mic Night. North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) hosts a free weekly virtual event on friday’s featuring musicians of all levels locally and across world! Visit www.nempacboston.org for more info or contact Allie Meek-Carufel at ameek@nempacboston.org for questions or to sign up to perform.

From the Community:

Councilor Edwards Announces Hire Of Jesse Purvis As Director Of Policy

Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing District One (North End, East Boston, and Charlestown), has announced the hire of Jesse Purvis as the new Director of Policy in her office, continue reading.

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