Five Things: Bottle Deposits and a Pop-Up Wine Bar
Also, scrapbooking and a concert.
1) Sen. Jehlen supports expanded bottle bill
Somerville State Sen. Patricia Jehlen supported a measure that would expand the 5-cent bottle deposit to bottles of water, iced tea, juice and sports drinks, according to an announcement from Jehlen's office. The measure, attached to the Jobs Bill as an amendment, passed through the Massachusetts Senate on July 19, according to the announcement. In a statement, Jehlen said, "By closing the loophole in the bottle bill that exempted certain containers because of their contents, this measure will greatly expand recycling and clean up our neighborhoods." The Jobs Bill is going to a conference committee to hammer out a compromise with the Massachusetts House.
2) Pop-up wine bar at Backbar
The bartenders at Backbar, which serves some of the best cocktails in town, are in New Orleans for a cocktail event. While they're gone, Journeyman restaurant is taking over the space and turning it into a wine bar. This means you'll get to order some interesting wines by the glass and enjoy them with cheese and cured meats. You can get started as early as 4 p.m.
Join "avid scrapbookers" who will help you take your old photos and convert them into a meaningful scrapbook that tells a story and looks great. Bring six photos to get started. $10 reserves you a table and gets you some snacks and beverages. Contact Carol at email@example.com or (617) 835-3077 to reserve a spot. It's at 12 p.m. today at 15 Vermont Ave.
5) Weather and Red Sox
The Red Sox play the rangers tonight at 8:05 p.m. Today will be sunny with a high around 87.