The Weekender: Airbnb Regulations, Colonial Deflate-Gate, Charlestown Bridge Features, Docking Boston Fire

The Weekender is a useful post to determine if you are keeping up with the local news. If you enjoy local developments of things like city regulations, replacing the Boston Fire marine dock, and plans for a new Charlestown Bridge, this is the week for you. Didn’t have a chance to look at the website this week? Take a few minutes to read this post and you’ll be all set!

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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.

State Legislators Aim to Crack Down on AirBnb Short-Term Rentals

Boston is the most expensive place for short-term rentals on Airbnb. The service has gone almost unregulated until this point, local State Representative Aaron Michlewitz are making moves in the way of setting regulations, if the bill passes, it will be the toughest regulations of its kind in the country. Read the article.

Notable News: Later Hours for Bars, Rising Sea Levels, Parking Problems, Extended School Days, and “A Faneuil Hall for Bostonians”

There is no easier way to keep up with local news from alternate sources than the Notable News post. View the Post

New Boston Fire Marine Dock to Suppress Noise, Increase Safety and Usability

The Boston Fire Department Marine Unit has been docked at Burroughs Wharf in the North End since May of 1991. The city purchased a new firefighting vessel in 2011, making an important investment for public safety. Yet the dock that houses this investment has worn out to the point where it is deemed unsafe and ineffective. View the Post to hear the plan for the new dock.

Samuel Adams Patriots Jersey with Deflated Football at Tea Party Museum
Samuel Adams rocking his Patriots Jersey with a deflated football at the Tea Party Museum.

Huzzah! Sam Adams Take on Deflating the Football

Deflate-Gate has consumed your tv, radio, every social media outlet and coffee shop conversation this week. It has impacted the Boston sports fan base so much that even Sam Adams tested out how it feels to throw a deflated ball. View the Post

Public Works: “There Will be Trees on the [Charlestown] Bridge”

Buildings have been popping up all around the area, especially in the general area of the TD Garden. The bridge that houses a large amount of the traffic flow to and from this area is set to be replaced. The new bridge will be a big upgrade from the metal contraption now, with plans for trees and viewing areas along the bridge. View the Post

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Wharf District Council January 2015 Meeting Highlights

Catch up with all the comings and goings in the Wharf District with this meeting post from the council.

Jigsaw Picture Puzzle: Tugboats on Boston Harbor

Snowed in? Try out the latest puzzle with the winter season in mind, showing the hustle and bustle of the Boston area with these tugboats in the harbor, give it a shot!