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Weekly Top Reads: AirBnB Regulations Signed, Cutillo Park Concerns, Feast Day in Italy, 20 Moon Street, Opera in the Park & Copps Hill Preservation

This week’s top posts on featured real estate, parks, Italian culture, performances and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.

Mayor Walsh Signs Short-Term Rental / Airbnb Regulations; Grace Period Through September 1, 2019

Mayor Walsh signed the citywide ordinance establishing guidelines and regulations to better track and regulate short-term rentals in the City of Boston. The ordinance, which goes into effect on January 1, 2019, bans short-term rentals from non-owner occupied buildings, eliminating investor units and absentee Airbnb landlords. Read more here.

Neighbors Ask City to Address Condition of Cutillo Park and Morton Street

Neighbors of Cutillo Park and Morton Street say the area has become a neighborhood dumping ground attracting drug use and other illegal activity. A group from a Stillman Street building is asking city officials for regular cleaning, trash pickup, restaurant barrel removal and police patrol. Read more and see photos here.

In Italy, as in the North End, the Feast Day of Saint Anthony

A group of North Enders, including members of the Saint Anthony Society, traveled to Montefalcione, Italy to take part in the traditional feast day honoring St. Anthony of Padua last week. See photos and a video from their Italian experience here.

Occupancy Change at 20 Moon St. Tabled at Neighborhood Council on Roof Deck and AirBnb Concerns [Video]

The property owner of 20 Moon Street is petitioning the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) to change the legal occupancy of the existing building from one commercial / four residential to a five unit residential dwelling. Abutters raised concerns which tabled the vote at the Neighborhood Council meeting. Read more and watch the video here.

NEMPAC Brings Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” to Hundreds at Columbus Park

The NEMPAC Opera Project returned for its 7th season to the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park last weekend in a free sneak preview live opera performance accompanied by piano including arias, duets, and scenes from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, for hundreds of music lovers in attendance! Read more and see photos here.

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Copp’s Hill Burying Ground Recommended for Community Preservation Act Funding

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground has been recommended to receive $104,400 as part of the spring pilot program for the City’s Community Preservation Act funding. Read more about the program and see what other city sites were recommended here.