The following communication/request was sent to the administrator of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Facebook page. Is there anybody out there who remembers taking this couple’s photo when they got engaged under the blue-lit trellis in the Park on Saturday, 12/o9? Please respond to www.foccp.org . Thank you.“Hi,I got engaged in the beautiful park last night. I am trying to hunt down someone that took pictures of the moment. They were supposed to return to share the pictures with us (they wanted to give us a few minutes to take in what had happened) and they never did. I am trying to track this lady down. She passed by around 5:15pm last evening and we were on a snowy bench. They were a couple with stroller I believe. Anyway you can post something to try to hunt down? Thank you! Alicia”*Advertisement*
A lovely, festive reception followed the show and included donated Regina Pizza, and a Ginger Bread men decorating station from Lulu’s.BCC is delighted to continue to create opportunities that mix kids from different contexts in the neighborhood. Our SJS students may know our Eliot School students thru the Nazzaro Center, from sports, from their respective neighborhoods, from the playground, from their daycare long ago – it is a thrill to bring them all together in collaboration.BCC was incorporated in 2013 and strives to create community by connecting people and resources.BCC offers courses in Drama, Dance, Fitness and Engineering for Kids during the St John School afterschool program, courses in Drama in the North End, and at the Josiah Quincy afterschool program. BCC holds a Movers and Shakers class for babies and toddlers at the West End Community Center. BCC hosts a number of community events: Movie Nights in the Gassy during the summer, an annual Halloween Party for adults, and an annual Springtime Egg Hunt in Christopher Columbus Park. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Upcoming Events:January 2018, start of winter session of classes.February 16 and 17, Auditions for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, our Spring 2018 Mainstage show. This will be a collaboration between professional actors and our students.Mid March – End of Winter session productionSpring, 2018, annual neighborhood egghunt.June 1 and 2, 7 pm, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.Mid June, End of Spring session production Boston Community Collaborative is so proud of its students who performed “12 Months with the Snow Queen, A Salute to the Seasons” on Sunday at the St. John School stage. The play included approximately 60 students ages 3-10 from our weekly dance and drama classes at the St. John School afterschool program, and at the BPS Eliot School.This original play was written, directed, and choreographed by BCC’s lead drama and dance instructor, Ingrid Oslund. Miss Ingrid combined a Russian folk tale of the Season family discovering the 12 months with the Nordic tale by Hans Christian Anderson, The Snow Queen.*Advertisement*
The restoration of Lathrop Place to serve as the Education & Visitor Center preserved and replicated historical features, while adding modern amenities. Visitors today will find offices, a store, a library, meeting spaces and bathrooms intertwined with historic windows, stairways, clapboards and cooking fireplaces.Chair of the Massachusetts Historical Commission William F. Galvin presented the award to the Paul Revere House Education & Visitor Center saying, “The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the historic double house at the rear of the Paul Revere property into much-needed museum facilities is a great success story for Boston’s North End.”In addition to the historical features, the building is one of only a few remaining in the North End that shows the modest wood houses that existed before they were converted into tenements. In this way, the Paul Revere House Education & Visitor Center adds immigration and neighborhood development to the historic stories of the Paul Revere House. For its success at restoring and preserving the historic Lathrop Place at North Square, The Paul Revere House Education & Visitor Center has received a 2018 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award.Secretary Galvin presents the award to the Paul Revere House Education & Visitor Center. Pictured from left to right: John Hecker, Paul Revere Memorial Association; Paul Revere, III, Paul Revere Memorial Association; Secretary William F. Galvin; Nina Zannieri, Paul Revere Memorial Association; Don Mills, Mills Whitaker Architects; Craig Whitaker, Mills Whitaker Architects. Photo by Wyeth Lilley.The Paul Revere property is more than just the iconic Paul Revere House that brings many tourists along the Freedom Trail to the North End. It also includes the Pierce / Hichborn House and, behind these houses, Lathrop Place, which is used as the Education and Visitor Center.5-6 Lathrop Place. Photo credit: Paul Revere Memorial Association.The double house at 5 & 6 Lathrop Place was built around 1835 and sits on Paul Revere’s original backyard. The building was used as a two-family house by several Italian-American families until it was acquired by the Paul Revere Memorial Association in 2007.*Advertisement*
Things to know for MondayToday is Monday, September 24th and we have a question for you that has even managed to stump the U.S. Coast Guard. As the city is finalizing the North End wharf names on the map no one, we mean NO ONE, knows the names of these three wharves. Do we make them up? See the full post here. Here’s what else you need to know for the week ahead…10:00AM City Council Committee on Homelessness, Mental Health & Recovery. A working session for the Boston City Council to collaborate with the Boston State Delegation regarding approaches to tackling the opioid crisis will take place in the Curley Room at City Hall on the 5th floor. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend. Public comment is subject to the discretion of the Chair, see additional details here.Notable News:Al Natale of Belmont celebrates his 95th birthday conducting what he says will be his final concertAl Natale, retired professional trumpet player, conductor of his own classic swing orchestra, and a frequent to many North End restaurants and venues, celebrated his 95th birthday last month and recently conducted what he said will be his final public concert with a function room full of fans, read the full story on Bridgewater East.*Advertisement* Currently Plan your events with the Community Calendar: Tuesday, September 25th6:30PM An Evening with “Beguiled” Author Karma Kitaj. The West Eng Museum will host an evening with author Karma Kitaj at 150 Saniford Street including short reading of passages from the book followed by an author interview conducted by Lucia, and an audience Q&A session. Light refreshments will be served, and Kitaj will sell and autograph copies of the book for guests. The event is free and open to the public.7:00PM Sept. ZLC Meeting. Stop by Mariner’s House at 11 North Square for this month’s ZLC meeting. The agenda features the building at 276-282 Hanover Street that was damaged by a major fire in November 2017. Federal Investments, Inc. has applied to change the occupancy from 16 residential units to 20 as part of the renovations, see additional details here.Wednesday, September 26th6:00PM Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Classic Greek Flavors. he KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market is honored to welcome James Beard Award Winner and Top Chef Masters contestant Chef Jody Adams for a very special hands-on cooking experience. In Chef Adams’ class, attendees will learn to make traditional Greek cuisine, see additional details here.6:30PM Author Talk: Carmine Vittoria. Carmine Vittoria stops by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street and discusses his book, Bitter Chicory to Sweet Espresso: Survival and Deliverance from WWII in the Naples, Italy, Area 1940-49, which relates events of WWII as witnessed by the author as a child, see additional details here.6:30PM Kerstin and the Giant Manta Rays: Film screening and Q & A. Stop by the Simons IMAX Theater at 1 Central Wharf to see the film Kerstin and the Giant Manta Rays features Peruvian marine scientist and social entrepreneur Kerstin Forsberg and her pioneering efforts to protect giant oceanic manta rays in Peru. To save these enigmatic species, which are globally threatened by overfishing and bycatch, Forsberg and her team at Planeta Océano garnered the help of local fishing communities, government officials, and international organizations, see additional details here.6:30PM Tyranny Unmasked: The Townshed Acts in Britain, Ireland and America. Stop by the Old South Meeting House at 310 Washington Street for the Free Lowell Lecture Series presented by the Paul Revere Memorial Association. This year our annual fall lecture series examines Boston’s reaction to the Townshed Acts, upon their 250th anniversary.From the Community: Gymnastics and Boot Camp at the Nazzaro CenterThe Nazzaro Community Center has announced two new programs for the North End / Waterfront community this Fall, gymnastics for ages 6-12 as well as a Bootcamp, continue reading.Need to submit a post? Great, start here!Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.Weather Forecast: September Sunsets: Currently Currently Did we miss something? Add it to the comments below. Follow @northend.waterfront on Instagram and tag #northend or #bostonwaterfront to have your photo featured!While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron*
THE Algerian government will donate 146,000 sacks of rice to victims of supertyphoon Yolanda in the Visayas.Algerian Ambassador to the Philippines Abdelmalek Bouheddou handed over the initial shipment of 15,600 sacks to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) at the Cebu International Port yesterday.ADVERTISEMENT Painters refuse to go quietly Anti-pork groups wary amid SC ruling WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine It’s time to consider taking sea row to UN – Del Rosario Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip Distribution of food relief will be until the first quarter of the year she added.Another European leader, Norwegian Foreign Minister Brende, will visit areas worst hit by supertyphoon Yolanda on Jan. 7 to 9, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN).Brende is expected to visit Leyte and meet with UN representatives including officials from the FAO’s Philippine office.Oslo committed P1.45 billion for relief efforts and longer-term disaster response related to Yolanda.Correspondent Christine Estrella with an Inquirer reportRead Next MOST READ PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements LATEST STORIES DSWD Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat one fourth of the donations will be distributed to Bantayan Island, Daan Bantayan, Santa Fe, San Remigio, Madridejos, Bogo and Borbon in northern Cebu.MORE STORIESnewsinfoHouse to raise at least P1.5M for quake victims in BatanesnewsinfoHouse return was to repay districts that helped Tacloban after ‘Yolanda’ — RomualdeznewsinfoLOOK: Kate, Meghan bring babies to cheer William and Harry at charity polo matchMORE STORIESnewsinfoHouse to raise at least P1.5M for quake victims in BatanesnewsinfoHouse return was to repay districts that helped Tacloban after ‘Yolanda’ — RomualdeznewsinfoLOOK: Kate, Meghan bring babies to cheer William and Harry at charity polo matchThe DSWD’s region 8 office will repack the rice into 25 kilos in each food pack for Tacloban.Each food pack will be enough to last a family two weeks.Jabagat said recipients will be identified through the family access cards issued to them.Other families can receive food packs through the Food for Work program.ADVERTISEMENT Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension The first shipment is part of the 6,400 metric tons of rice donated by the country.“This aid shows that despite the distance separating our two countries we can in time of adversity extend our hand for help,” Bouheddou said.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortionAbout 30 container vans each storing 526 sacks of Vietnam long grain rice arrived last Thursday.The remaining rice shipment is expected to arrive at the end of February and by brought to Tacloban by Navy cargo ships. Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal View comments
By FFWPU Spain: On November 28th, we organized a Divine Principle lecture in a hotel in Zaragoza, one of the biggest cities in Spain, just halfway Madrid and Barcelona.Zaragoza is a town that has brought in the past many sisters to the church.One blessed family, Raimundo and Dolores Fontinele has moved recently there, and they are very active in outreaching and trying hard to expand their tribal foundation. Some brothers had been doing a good job distributing about 20.000 leaflets around the town to invite people to the lecture. We also had the support from brothers and sisters coming from Madrid, Barcelona and Málaga.We hired a hall with 40 seats. Eight guests came, one family who is friend with the family Fontinele in this area and the rest from the distribution of the leaflets. Even though it wasn’t a big result in numbers; we felt it was worth it because all effort we make to witness and let people know about True Parents is like a seed that sooner or later will bear fruit.One woman, who came with her friend, was very suspicious and constantly entering and leaving the room, she asked who we are, complaining all the time about the Catholic Church and how things went wrong in her life. But after the lecture, one brother spoke with her and her friend, and then she turned completely around. She left uplifted and with a big smile on her face. She even gave her address and dates to keep in touch with her.We hope we can soon come back to Zaragoza.
MMAmania.com Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Standard Ranked Rashguard Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Sale Accessories Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Gloves Bellator 198: “Fedor vs. Mir” takes place at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., this weekend (Sat., April 28, 2018) as an old Pride FC legend returns to Bellator after being finished by Matt Mitrione last year in New York. To return to his winning ways, though, he’ll have to face another former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter — and former champion — Frank Mir in the night’s main event. No matter who wins, only one man can advance in the Heavyweight Grand Prix.Let’s break it down:265 lbs.: Fedor Emelianenko (36-5, 1 NC) vs. Frank Mir (18-11)Last year, I predicted that Matt Mitrione would knockout Fedor Emelianenko in the first round. After the obligatory self pat on the back that comes with nailing that result, I have to admit it wasn’t hard to see that outcome. Mitrione has been improving ever since leaving UFC, while Fedor’s best days are well behind him. His drawing power is not as yet diminished, though. The mere mention of the word “Fedor” sparks interest in even the most casual of mixed martial arts (MMA) fans. The reputation he earned as the long-reigning Pride FC Heavyweight champion in the 2000’s has made him the bankable star every promoter wants.Mir is in a much more difficult position than his opponent. He got knocked out twice in 2016 — once by Mark Hunt and once by USADA for an anti-doping violation from the fight. He tried to blame eating Kangaroo meat for his problems to no avail, earning a two-year suspension from fighting. Thankfully for Mir, the suspension was retroactive to the date of his test failure, so when he signed with Bellator in 2017 he knew he’d be eligible to fight again by April 2018, hence why this fight was made. The problem is that he now has to prove himself all over again after a long, two-year layoff from combat sports.The good news for Mir is that of the two men he has several considerable advantages on paper. He’s younger than Emelianenko (38 to 41), he’s taller (6’3” to 5’11.5”) and has a longer reach (79” to 74.5”). It can’t be forgotten that Mir is a two time UFC Heavyweight champion, once submitted Brock Lesnar, and a two year layoff may actually have been hugely beneficial for his physical and mental health. It also can’t be forgotten that Mir has lost six out of his last eight fights, and Fedor is looking really jacked for this fight. Even with his questionable win over Fabio Maldonado on the books, Fedor’s only lost one fight dating back to 2011. I sense a hunger in Emelianenko to not have his career be defined by a loss to Mitrione. From Mir I sense nothing other than one more payday.Final prediction: Fedor Emelianenko wins via technical knockout in round two145 lbs.: Emmanuel Sanchez (16-3) vs. Sam Sicilia (16-8)“El Matador” Emmanuel Sanchez is on a great roll right now. He’s won three straight fights, six out of his last seven overall, and his lone loss in that stretch is a split decision against Daniel Weichel. He’s primed and ready to snatch a Featherweight title shot against Patricio Freire. Standing in the way of that is former UFC star Sam Sicilia, who snapped a three fight losing streak in his Bellator debut last December. Sanchez has been dogged by bad weight cuts before, and the only reason he doesn’t catch more flack for it is because he keeps winning. The only things standing in his way of earning a title shot are coming in under 146.9 and finishing Sicilia in spectacular fashion.The numbers all line up in Sanchez favor on the tale of the tape here, including a four inch reach advantage (71” to 67”) which will enable Sanchez to throw his right hand at a comfortable distance. It’s even better news that Sicilia fashions himself a brawler and has earned eight of 16 wins by knockout. If he tries to play that game with Sanchez he is figuratively and literally playing into Duke Roufus’ hands. Once “Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi knocked him out in 2015, we had all the proof we needed that a more disciplined and harder hitting striker could answer any pressure that Sicilia could bring. His inability to finish a slumping Marcos Galvao in his debut is the icing on that cake.Final prediction: Emmanuel Sanchez wins via unanimous decision188 lbs.: Rafael Lovato Jr. (7-0) vs. Gerald Harris (25-5)Lovato Jr. is undefeated (7-0) in MMA, which seems like a small number to the uninitiated, but he’s the second American to ever win a world jiu-jitsu championship (B.J. Penn was the first, and there have been others since). I’m giving the slight edge to Lovato based on that and the fact that he’s been training for this fight from the beginning, while Harris is coming back from his second retirement in MMA to take this bout at a Catchweight on very late notice. He stands 5’11” with a 77.5” reach so not only is he coming in late but giving up size to Lovato at 6’3” with the exact same reach. Unless he can double leg Lovato for one of his famous knockout slams it’s not going his way and even then he’d probably get caught by guillotine.Final prediction: Rafael Lovato Jr. wins via submission in round one170 lbs.: Neiman Gracie (7-0) vs. Javier Torres (10-3)Speaking of a jiu-jitsu pedigree I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. Neiman Gracie has international medals in every category from open-weight to super Heavyweight, and Javier Torres has four submissions against four guys I’ve never heard of — and none of those are more recent than Oct. 2014. If Gracie gets a double leg, a leg trip or a judo throw and puts Torres on the mat, he’s in trouble immediately. Gracie will slither his way like a python up Torres’ body until he gets that neck.Final prediction: Neiman Gracie wins via submission (rear-naked choke) in first round175 lbs.: Dillon Danis (pro debut) vs. Kyle Walker (2-4)If you love Brazilian jiu-jitsu this is certainly the card for you. Danis may be as famous for being a friend of Conor McGregor as anything else, but he gets the chance to finally put his money where his mouth is against Kyle Walker. There’s no point in beating around the bush here — they found a body to throw in front of Danis. Walker can at least be sanctioned to compete by virtue of having six pro fights, so he can defend himself intelligently in the cage, but at 2-4 with multiple losses by submission it’s not clear he’s good at doing so. They are feeding him to the wolves … and Danis damn well better feast.Final prediction: Dillon Danis wins via submission (armbar)That’s a wrap!MMAmania.com will deliver coverage of Bellator 198 this Saturday night with Paramount Network fights starting at 9 p.m. ET. To check out the latest Bellator MMA-related news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive news archive right here. 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Keep your weekends full of the coolest things to do around Boston with our weekly Weekender newsletter. Photo by Travis ShinnIf recent global events have you wondering such deep philosophical questions as, “Where is my mind?”, we have good news for you: The Pixies are hitting the road again. The seminal alt rock group has announced a North American tour, and given that the band got started in Massachusetts, they’re naturally playing a few local dates. You can see them at the House of Blues on May 19 and 20, and if you act very very quickly, you may still be able to get tickets to the third show, which is at the Paradise on Sunday, May 21. Because you want to try to make eye contact with Frank Black while he’s scream-singing about UMass, right? It’s educational.A press release indicates the band will be playing a mix of classics, “catalog rarities,” and new music from later albums Indie Cindy and Head Carrier, with no confirmed set list. The release promises that the band has about 90 songs that they’re ready to play, and will be picking them as they go along each night. The lineup will be the core group that have been playing together for a few years, as in, the one that Kim Deal is not in. But Paz Lenchantin has been filling in pretty capably in her place on the bass.For the three Boston dates, the band will have Cymbals Eat Guitars as their opener. To get tickets, visit pixiesmusic.com. By Lisa Weidenfeld· Print The Pixies Are Going on Tour Again Frank Black and company will be hitting the House of Blues and the Paradise in May. Sign up for Weekender. Arts, events, pop culture, and more.* 000 1/24/2017, 10:38 a.m.