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Weekly Top Reads: Tunnel of Love, Cooper St. Robbery, Short-Term Rental Investors, Harborwalk Map, Golden Goose Liquor License, & North Station Photos

This week’s top posts on featured Valentine’s Day event photos, short-term rentals, police action, local business updates and more!

Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

“Tunnel of Love” Transforms Columbus Park for Valentine’s Day [Photo Gallery]

The first annual Tunnel of Love opened last Saturday at Columbus Park, transforming the iconic trellis on the waterfront into Boston’s Valentine’s Day destination. Each end of the trellis featured a heart-shaped entrance, with five-foot-tall, handmade “conversation hearts” lining the walkway. Read more and see photos here.

Suspect Arrested in Cooper Street Store Robbery

On Tuesday morning Boston Police arrested suspect John Bowdon of Woburn for last Thursday’s robbery and assault at the Venice Convenience Store on Cooper Street in the North End. Read the initial police blotter here and the arrest update here.

Close the “Investor” Loophole in Short-Term Rentals (Airbnb), Say Downtown Civic Groups

The Alliance of Downtown Civic Organizations (ADCO) recently released a report suggesting several changes to the Mayor’s proposed regulations of short-term rentals, most notably the elimination of investor-owned units. Read more and see the full ADCO presentation here.

Long-awaited Boston Harborwalk Map Made Possible with Public Mitigation Funds

Boston Harbor Now has released a map-based, mobile-friendly database that will help people find public spaces and amenities along the city’s waterfront. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) will direct mitigation funds from the Fan Pier development to the creation of the Boston Harbor Now Harborwalk Benefits Map and public waterfront amenities database. Read more here.

Golden Goose Cafe Receives Residents Association Support for Liquor License and Evening Hours

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted 32-2 to support a request by the Golden Goose Café, 65 Atlantic Avenue that has applied to the City of Boston Licensing Board seeking a new malt, wine and cordials license with hours of operation from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Read more and watch the NEWRA meeting video here.

Editor’s Choice

Historic Neighborhood Photo: North Station

This historic neighborhood post shows a postcard depiction of North Station back in 1928, as well as a photo from the City of Boston Archives from the 1960s. These photos are particularly interesting now, as The Hub on Causeway continues to transform North Station and the surrounding area. Read more and see the historic photos here.

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