Daily Briefs

Monday’s Brief: Trellis Lighting, Bridge Delays, Short-Term Rental Taxes, Home For The Holidays

Things to know for Monday

Your daily round up for Monday, November 20:

Traffic Advisory: Delays at N. Washington St. Bridge. The Boston Transportation Department is advising drivers that maintenance requires lane reduction on the N. Washington St. Bridge, causing expected outbound delays starting Monday the 20th.

5:00PM Trellis Lighting at Christopher Columbus Park. Join the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for the 15th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis, see full event details here.

Notable News:

State leaving millions on table in short-term rental revenue

Airbnb, the online platform that allows property owners to rent their homes, claims Massachusetts could see upwards of $18.3 million in state and local room taxes if the commonwealth would allow the organization to collect and remit room occupancy taxes on behalf of its users. Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, the House chair of the Financial Services Committee, has been working to refine the proposal he created and develop a bill that would not only tax short-term rentals, but also regulate the market and impose consumer protections, the Gloucester Times has the full story.

Shift to women on Boston City Council is astounding

The historic victories of two additional women of color to the Boston City Council has been causing quite the buzz as Councilors-elect Lydia Edwards and Kim Janey’s addition marks the first time in city’s history that nearly half (48 percent) of the council will be comprised of women. The makeup of the City Council will now reflect the increasingly diverse composition of the city’s residents, Commonwealth Magazine has the full story.

See the video of outgoing councilor Sal LaMattina welcoming Lydia Edwards as the new District 1 City Councilor. Watch here.

Home For The Holidays:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Tuesday, November 21:

Thanksgiving Pet Food Drive at Post Gazette. Tuesday is the last day to help Freeway support a local shelter by donating pet food and supplies. Donations can be dropped off at 5 Prince Street, see additional details here.

5:00PM Wharf District Council Meeting at 30 Rowes Wharf. The Wharf District Council meeting will take place from 5:00PM-7:00PM in the Norman Leventhal Center. The meeting’s agenda will include discussions on police updates, the Boston Public Market, Greenway updates and an the HarborWalk Signage Initiative.

From the Community:

Boston Community Collaborative debuts Sadie Mae, 1969 at the Twin Cities Horror Festival

Boston Community Collaborative premiered the original production Sadie Mae, 1969 at the Twin Cities Horror Festival, the only theater festival in the country to produce solely horror theater. The play was carefully researched and written over the course of three years by Ingrid Oslund, lead drama and dance instructor at Boston Community Collaborative, continue reading.

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