Between the warm weather and the Labor Day Weekend festivities, you must have a lot to catch up on. No problem, these articles posted below will get you up to speed in no time!
Developer Don Chiofaro and city officials have discussed the possibility of Chiofaro receiving a tax break from the city to help subsidize the two-tower development he proposed to build on Boston’s downtown waterfront. Will this complicate decision-making with city officials over supporting private developers with tax dollars? Read the article at, The Boston Globe.
Hoping to reduce costs while keeping a high level of fun activities, Boston’s New Year’s celebration has made changes to “First Night” events. The plan still includes family fireworks at 7 p.m. on Boston Common, and midnight fireworks over Boston Harbor, continue reading the article at, The Boston Globe.
Airbnb and other home-sharing services have caught the attention of Boston officials, neighborhood groups, the hospitality industry, and housing advocates. With regulations looming, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz has proposed a bill that offers protections to hosts and renters, while allowing Airbnb to, “grow and flourish.” Read more on the industry and proposed legislation at, The Boston Globe.
The highly anticipated “Black Mass” movie about James “Whitey” Bulger and his alliance with the F.B.I. is set to hit theaters next week. Scott Cooper, the director of the film was drawn to Boston because of how “tightly knit” the city is along with it’s segregation between the, Italians in the North End and Irish-Americans in Southie. Variety Magazine has more from the Director and more on the movie.
Have you walked down the sidewalks of Hanover Street or Salem Street on a summer weekend? The sidewalks are packed with tourists, baby carriages, restaurant smells and, sandwich boards. Working to find the balance between tiny North End streets and more spacious sidewalks is discussed at, The Boston Globe.
Take a look at photos of this year’s St. Anthony’s Feast, including the 10 hour procession throughout the North End. View the gallery at, Tamagini Visuals.
This piece travels through the ins-and-outs of the newly opened Boston Public Market, the only year-round indoor market that features New England based companies. Read the Detroit Free Press for their unique perspective on the market and surrounding area.
After spending 20 years as a recruiter in Boston, Audrey Giannattasio got into the restaurant scene and started Boston Foodie Tours, a company that leads public and private groups on food-focused walking tours of Boston neighborhoods like the North End, Back Bay, and Beacon Hill. Hoping to show the her hometown “through the eyes of an inquisitive visitor,” read the article at, The Boston Globe.
With Labor Day weekend marking the “end of summer,” see how North End residents spent the final week around Mirabella Pool, knowing that the closing of the pool would be a reality in the ensuing days. Read the article at, The Boston Globe.
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