This week’s top posts on featured New Year’s Eve celebrations, a neighborhood fire, short-term rentals, and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.

Dryer Fire Evacuates North End Building; Resident Uses Historic Street Fire Box Alarm When 911 Fails

Residents of 94-96 Endicott Street were evacuated for a fire that broke out on the first floor on the morning of December 28. Boston Fire Department (BFD) was able to contain the fire to a clothes dryer thanks to a quick-thinking neighbor who smelled smoke and, because of the 911 outages, used the fire pull station box to alert BFD. Read more here.


Ice Sculpture Stroll on the Waterfront for New Year’s Eve [Photo Gallery]

Boston’s waterfront was the place to see 2019 ice sculptures on New Year’s Eve! The ice sculpture stroll was organized by Boston Harbor Now, teaming up with local businesses and cultural institutions. Read more and see photos here.

Midnight Fireworks on Boston Harbor Ring in a Soggy Start to 2019 [Video]

It was a soggy 2019 New Year’s fireworks display over Boston Harbor as pouring rain at midnight dampened the longstanding tradition. Still, the show went on with bursts of color emerging from a barge between Long Wharf and Fan Pier. Read more and watch a video here.

Governor Baker Signs Short-Term Rentals Bill

Governor Baker signed a bill to tax and regulate short term rentals in Massachusetts on Friday, December 29. The North End’s own Rep. Aaron Michlewitz helped lead the negotiations to bring together the Mass. House, Senate and Governor’s Office. Read more details here.

Neighborhood Service Center Holiday Party [Photos]

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its annual December holiday party on Friday, December 14th. Over 60 members of the community, nearly all of them seniors from the neighborhoods, came to the center for a festive lunch. Read more and see photos here.

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  1. I hope the governor is on the same page with the Mayor. Airbnbs Must Have the
    Landlord on the Premises. It makes the World of Difference.


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