5 Things You Need to Know Today: August 22
Boston City Council expected to tackle redistricting and concussions today.
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- The Boston City Council is expected to vote in favor to expand laws on concussion precautions. Boston City Council President Stephen Murphy's proposed ordinance "concerns the procedures organizations should follow in the event of a concussive injury." And second "requires any independent athletic organization seeking a permit to use City-owned facilities to certify that they have provided concussion diagnosis, prevention, and management training to its coaches, athletes, referees, athletic trainers, and volunteers." Noon. City Hall.
- The Boston City Council is expected to vote on a redistricting map today during the weekly Council's meeting. Insiders in City Hall have predicted the vote could get fiery. Noon. City Hall.
- Boston Restaurant Week is this week and next week! So why don't they call it Boston Restaurant Weeks this year? Masona Grill and Sofia's Italian Steakhouse are participating, check out the rest here.
- On Thursday, author Michael Lisicky will discuss his new book "Filene's: Boston's Great Specialty Store" at Springhouse (44 Allandale St. Jamaica Plain). Released in May, the book shares details of Filene's and Filene's Basement. Regarded as the "World's Largest Specialty Store," William Filene's Sons Company, founded in 1870, brought fashion and entertainment to generations of Bostonians. Brothers Edward and Lincoln Filene were revolutionaries who champpioned employee relations and innovative merchandising.
- The Boston School Committee will meet in an executive session today at 6 p.m. to discuss strategy for collective bargaining. 26 Court St., Boston.