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Tuesday’s Brief: Film Screening, Community Meetings, Celebrity Sightings, Concerns About Short Term Housing Regs

Things to know for Tuesday

It’s Tuesday, January 23rd and while the rest of us are already back into the swing of the work week, our government employee friends are just starting to play catch up. That’s right, after three long days the federal government shutdown is officially over….or so we thought. Here is everything you need to know about what happened, why it happened, how it could potentially happen again in just a few short weeks, and just incase you missed it – how it could affect you.  

As you may already know, NorthEndWaterfront.com is here to keep you informed and involved in our historic neighborhood, and to share your thoughts and insider knowledge as residents and community members. If you have something to share, all you need do is say and we’ll do our best to make sure the community is aware.

Here’s what else you need to know for Tuesday…

6:00PM Oceans Frontiers III Film Screening & Panel at the New England Aquarium IMAX Theater. Join Boston Harbor Now, Fire Productions and the New England Aquarium for a free screening of the award winning film series Ocean Frontiers III. Click here for more information and to register.

6:30PM Langone & Puopolo Parks Community Meeting at Nazzaro Center. The Boston Parks and Recreations Department will host the second in a series of community meetings that be held at 30 North Bennet Street regarding the proposed improvements for Lagone & Puopolo Parks on Commercial Street, see additional details here.

7:00PM NEWRA ZLC Committee Meeting at Mariner’s House. Join the North End Waterfront Residents Association for a zoning, licensing and construction meeting at 11 North Square, 2nd floor.

Notable News:

Jon Bon Jovi again on Patriots’ side

When the playoffs come to Boston, so does JBJ. Before leading the crowd in a sing along to his top hit living on a prayer, Jon Bon Jovi visited with the Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Pats president Johnathan Kraft before the team’s exciting AFC Championship win on Sunday. Bon Jovi wasn’t the only celebrity spotted around the city this past weekend. Mike Vrabel, former Patriot and new Tennessee Titans head coach, was spotted grabbing drinks at Bricco on Hanover Street in addition to injured Patriots star Julian Edelman who dined at Trattoria il Panino, Boston Globe has a full list of celebrity sightings.

City councilors raise concerns about Walsh’s Airbnb regs

City Councilor Michelle Wu weighed in on Mayor Marty Walsh’s proposed ordinance to rein in the burgeoning short-term rental industry calling the proposal a starting point, but said she will seek to eliminate the investor-level tier, Commonwealth Magazine has the full story.

Finding Your Inner Compass:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Wednesday, January 24: 

5:30PM “We Are Boston’s Waterfront” Petition Drive. Meet with locals at the Golden Goose Cafe to join in on knocking on doors for the “We are the Waterfront” petition drive, click here for additional details.

6:00PM Charlestown YMCA Annual Kick Off Event. Stop by the Blackmoor Bar and Kitchen at 1 Chelsea Street in Charlestown for the Charlestown YMCA’s annual kick off event to learn more about the programs they have to offer, see the full posting here.

6:00PM Teen Gaming at the North End Library. Teens are invited to stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for an evening of playing video games with friends. This event is ideal for teens grades 6-12.

6:30PM The People’s Law Firm at the North End Library. Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street as Yarlennys Villaman, Outreach Coordinator, will outline the services and resources of the Attorney Generals office. Feel free to join to learn more about your rights and protections.


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One Reply to “Tuesday’s Brief: Film Screening, Community Meetings, Celebrity Sightings, Concerns About Short Term Housing Regs

  1. I agree with Michelle Wu. There should be no provision for investors in the area of short term rentals. It is one thing if an owner rents out a room, but turning Airbnb, and other groups of this sort into an investor’s tool will destroy our neighborhoods. Short term rentals make it more difficult for our neighborhoods to thrive. Rents are high and limited rentals will make them higher and push people out.
    Aren’t neighborhoods preferable to short term living? Is a transient population really what we want?
    Thank you, Michelle, for a taking a stand.

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