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Notable News: Chiofaro Tax Break, Black Mass Movie, Airbnb, First Night Changes, Feast Pics & More!

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!

Rendering by the Chiofaro Company, courtesy of The Boston Globe.
Atrium rendering by the Chiofaro Company

Developer seeks tax break for waterfront towers

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.

First Night Limited to Copley Square; Harbor Fireworks Will Still Go On

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.

Photo by Matthew Millman, The New York Times, courtesy of The Boston Globe.
Airbnb headquarters in San Francisco, California. Photo by Matthew Millman of The New York Times, courtesy of The Boston Globe.

Airbnb should be encouraged, and regulated

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.

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros./Open Road.
Photo courtesy of Warner Bros./Open Road.

‘Black Mass,’ ‘Spotlight’ Filmmakers on Boston’s Emotional Scars

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.

A town hall on sidewalk signs? There’s an app for that

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.

2015 Saint Anthony’s Feast

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.

A Detroit perspective on the Boston Public Market. Photo by Ellen Creager of the Detroit Free Press.

A market in Boston for every taste and price point

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.

Audrey Giannattasio explores Boston through a visitor’s eyes

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.

In North End, a final splash to savor summer’s ease

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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