Community Daily Briefs

Notable News: Uber/Lyft 2016, Public Market CEO, Harbor Cleanup, Avalon North Station, and More!

Scanning other news outlets over the past week brought us to the following articles, relating to our own neighborhood.

Photo courtesy of John Wilcox, The Boston Herald.
Photo courtesy of John Wilcox, The Boston Herald.

Uber, Lyft face wild ride in ’16

2016 is expected to be a pivotal year for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, who are both in the midst of countless lawsuits and regulations looming with Legislators on Beacon Hill. Leading the charge for regulations is State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End), who is taking this “piece by piece” to help ensure public safety and consumer protection for the people of Massachusetts. Read the article at, The Boston Herald.

Boston Harbor cleanup — on budget and effective

Hoping to put an end to the notion that all Commonwealth public construction projects overrun with cost and drag on for longer than expected. Citing the creation of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) which helped to bring water quality, clean beaches, and a healthy water ecosystem while also coming in on time and under budget, continue reading the letter at, The Boston Globe.

Cheryl Cronin, the new CEO of the Boston Public Market. Photo by Pat Greenhouse, The Boston Globe.
Cheryl Cronin, the new CEO of the Boston Public Market. Photo by Pat Greenhouse, The Boston Globe.

Cheryl Cronin named CEO of Boston Public Market

Boston Public Market houses 38 local vendors from in and around Massachusetts and has been thriving since the day it opened, with sales expected to top $5 million in 2015. Cheryl Cronin, a Boston lawyer and Democratic fund-raiser will replace Liz Morningstar as CEO of the nonprofit, continue reading at, The Boston Globe.

Topping off $250 million 38-story Avalon North Station

Avalon North Station, the 38-story, $250 million development located next to TD Garden got its final beam in the constructed process. Complete with a fitness center, Wi-Fi café and lounge, communal meeting and workspace, this luxury tower will be part of the transformation in the North Station area, continue reading more at, New England Real Estate Journal.

Mr. Puopolo welcomed customers for more than 40 years “in the shadow of the Old State House.” Photo courtesy of The Boston Globe.
Arthur Puopolo in his barbershop, photo courtesy of The Boston Globe.

Arthur Puopolo, 87; barber’s shop was a step back in time

The late Arthur Puopolo died at the age of 87, after 40 years as a barber at Court Square Styling Shop, located “in the shadow of the Old State House.” Puopolo was a North End resident, who made wine in his cellar and always had fresh Italian treats on hand in his shop. More on his life story at, The Boston Globe.

Movies with Mass. appeal opening in 2016

It was a big year for filming movies not only in the North End of Boston, but across Massachusetts. The North End was packed for Ben Affleck’s filming of “Live by Night” but across the state, movies such as “Ghostbusters,” “Central Intelligence,” “Super Troopers 2,” “Manchester by the Sea,” and many more were filmed, read the article for details at, The Boston Globe.

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