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Things to Know in the South End Today, Dec. 5: Neighborhood Squares Meetings

Here are a few things happening in the South End and nearby today.

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a rainy day with a high near 55 degrees. There's an 100 percent chance of precipitation, so bring an umbrella today. 

2. Neighborhood Squares meeting: If you live in the area, join in on the quarterly meeting for the Friends of Blackstone/Franklin Squares, happening tonight at 7 p.m. at the D-4 Police Statio community room (second floor) on Harrison Avenue. Topics to be addressed: trash barrels, dogs, tree pruning, and more. The Eight Streets business meeting is also tonight, held at 6:30 p.m. at the Boston Ballet 5th floor board room (corner of Warren & Clarendon streets). On the agenda is a social night, and a discussion on alley security. 

3. Deck the House - You can win $100,000 for Boston Public Schools (and $500 for your electicity bill) just by snapping a photo of your home decorated for the holidays! Or, know of a fantasticly decorated home in the South End? Let them know to enter

4. Upcoming Craft Fair: The annual Craftboston Holiday show is coming back to the South End this weekend. Held at The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont St.), the show features more than 90 artists, all selling unique, one-of-a- kind and limited edition pieces in ceramics, decorative fiber, wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. See here for more information. 

5. Pedestrian Walkway on Charles Closed: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close access to the pedestrian walkway over the Charles River Dam Locks, adjacent to Paul Revere Park and Lovejoy Wharf, from Dec. 4 through Dec. 12. Pedestrians are advised to use alternate routes such as the North Washington Street bridge during this time.

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