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Weekly Top Reads: MBTA Digital Panels, Municipal Harbor Plan Delays, Waterfront Planning, Short-Term Rental Policies, Carol Troxell, & Neighborhood Kids at the Celtics!

This week’s top reads on focused on development, transportation, real estate and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

MBTA To Install Four Digital Urban Panels at the Entrance to Aquarium Station

At the January 16 meeting of the Wharf District Council, Evan Rowe, MBTA Director of Revenue and Elizabeth Winters Ronaldson, MBTA Deputy Director of Advertising introduced plans to install Digital Urban Panels (DUP) at several MBTA transit stations including the Aquarium station located in the Wharf District. Read more here.

Another Extension for Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan; Boston Harbor Now Says Enough

The City of Boston has requested an additional extension from State officials to further the discussions and review of the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan. With this fourth delay comes requests from local groups to reopen the public comment period once the revised plan goes public. Read more, including a letter from Boston Harbor Now, here.

We Are Boston’s Waterfront Discusses Future Planning, What We Can Do Now

We Are Boston’s Waterfront recently hosted a community meeting with the Conservation Law Foundation to discuss the changes we are seeing to the waterfront and how we can plan for the future. Attendees learned how our climate is changing, what the city is doing about it, and how residents can take action. Read more here.

Mayor Walsh Proposes Regulations for Short-Term Rentals in Boston; Sets 90 Day Annual Limit

Mayor Walsh proposed a citywide ordinance earlier this week establishing guidelines and regulations to regulate short-term rentals, i.e., Airbnb. Most notable is a 90-day limit for residential units rented via Airbnb and other similar sites. Read more and see neighborhood comments here.

Remembering Carol Troxell, President of the Faneuil Hall Marketplace Merchants Association

Carol Troxell, President of the Faneuil Hall Marketplace Merchants Association, passed away last Tuesday. She had been working at the Marketplace since the 1980s and made quite an impact, most notably in her creation of the holiday light show, Blink! Read more here.

Editor’s Choice

Boston Community Collaborative Puts Kids on the Parquet!

Boston Community Collaborative coordinated an amazing on-court opportunity for kids at Sunday’s Celtics game vs the Orlando Magic. Read more and see photos here.