News Briefs

Photo Essay Call For Submissions: In The Neighborhood

Show us what inspires you about your favorite boston neighborhood

Now + There wants to see more of the Boston community through your eyes. Become a Now + There photo essay contributor to share what inspires you. They are seeking community supporters, amateur and professional artists, photographers, and content creators to be a part of this new blog series for the Now + There Journal. No need to have professional training or to use fancy equipment, anyone with original photos to share is welcome to submit. Creators of accepted photo essays will receive a $50 stipend and full byline and credit in recognition of their contribution. Chosen submissions will be shared with Now + There’s digital network of over 5,000 public art supporters. 10 original photos that focus on ONE Boston neighborhood (at least three of public art). **We are specifying Boston neighborhoods as any area Mayor Marty Walsh represents. Show us what makes and what makes the neighborhood you choose to feature a unique part of Boston. Each submission should also answer the question “what is your connection to the neighborhood you photographed?” with a short 250 to 400 word mini-essay. Creators of accepted submissions will receive a $50 stipend. Visit to submit your photo essay.

Back Bay Happenings

NABB Green Committee: The Green Committee normally meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Learning Project, 107 Marlborough St. The next meeting will be on Dec. 11th and the location is: TBD. For more information, please contact Michael McCord at [email protected].

South End Dates

•The Eight Streets Neighborhood Association will hold its annual Holiday Party at the Eagle on Tremont Street, Thursday, Dec. 10.

•The Blackstone/Franklin Neighborhood Association tree and wreath sale will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7, starting at 9 a.m.

•The East Berkeley Neighborhood Association will host their winter social on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in Fuji at Ink Block, 325b Harrison Ave. Free admission, but bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the Boston Police’s annual Area D Toys for Kids campaign. Toys should be for those ages newborn to 17 years old. No toy guns, water pistols, or violence-oriented games.

•The Zoning Board hearing for Ming’s Market to expand a warehouse use to a vacant building at 148 East Berkeley St. will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 10:30 a.m. in City Hall, Room 801.

•State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz will be hosting his annual Holiday Fundraiser and Toy Drive at Wink & Nod on Appleton Street in the South End on Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. He will also host his final coffee hour at Caffe Nero in Downtown Crossing on Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to noon.

Fenway Times

•Billy Joel to Return in 2020

Last week we announced another concert coming to Fenway Park in 2020: Billy Joel will make his return for the seventh consecutive year on Aug. 28, 2020. The news comes less than two months after closing out our 2019 concert series in September.

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