No matter what it is, a local story, development plans, or simply North End / Waterfront news. This post allows you to catch up on the top stories from around the neighborhood.

Top Posts This Week:

Airbnb has encouraged other website competitors such as Flipkey, HomeAway, 9Flats, and VRBO.
Airbnb has encouraged other website competitors such as Flipkey, HomeAway, 9Flats, and VRBO.

Airbnb Brings Temporary Tenants to the North End

With Boston hotels charging over $300 for a weekend night, many tourists and visitors have turned to online services such as Airbnb for short-term rentals. The City of Boston has yet to regulate with the legal, economic and liability issues surrounding short-term rentals. View Post

Design Renderings for New North Washington Street Bridge

The long-awaited reconstruction of the North Washington Street Bridge, known to North Enders as the “Charlestown Bridge” has gone through the design process. The renderings of the design show major improvements to pedestrian paths along the Freedom Trail. View Post to see what other improvements have been drafted.

Urban Sleuths: Where in the North End was Edelsteins Hosiery Shop?

In order to know this question, your North End knowledge may have to go as deep as your North End roots. This is a throwback photo of an old small business in the North End, view post to see the photo.

2014 Trellis Lighting at Christopher Columbus Park with (L-R) Mayor Marty Walsh, Miss Massachusetts, FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines and City Councilor Sal LaMattina
2014 Trellis Lighting at Christopher Columbus Park with (L-R) Mayor Marty Walsh, Miss Massachusetts, FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines and City Councilor Sal LaMattina

Flipping the Switch at the Columbus Park Trellis Lighting [Photos]

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park helped kick off the holiday season with the 13th year tradition of the annual trellis lighting. Hundreds gathered in the park as Mayor Marty Walsh and others set the trellis aglow with blue and white lights. View Post

Boston’s First and Tallest Tree Lighting at Faneuil Hall

The holiday season has officially begun and Christmas season is alive and well in the city of Boston. This years Christmas Tree in Faneuil Hall is from Nova Scotia, and is decorated with 30,000 lights and strobes. View Post on Boston’s largest tree.

Editor’s Pick’s:

Growing League
The Growing North End Youth Hockey Program

North End Youth Hockey Growing in its Third Year [Photos]

The North End Youth Hockey Program which focuses on further developing and strengthening skating skills, continues to grow in popularity throughout the neighborhood. Now in its third year, the league has expanded to four teams within their in-house league. View Post

Notable News: Menino Welcomed Sacco & Vanzetti, OneIn3 at Ducali, Charter Street Skunk & More!

This post summarizes all of the top news stories from all different types of alternate media outlets from this past week. Read posts about Mayor Menino’s involvement with a Sacco & Vanzetti plaque, a Ducali event for OneIn3, and a skunk wrestling with a garbage bag. View Post for the complete compilation.

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