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Weekly Top Reads: Trellis Lighting, Marijuana Oversight Board, Battery Wharf Strike Ends, Canal St. Murder, Short-Term Rental Enforcement, and Urban Renewal Updates

This week’s top posts on featured community events, businesses, real estate, crime, and more. Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

17th Annual Trellis Lighting Kicks Off Holiday Season

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department celebrated the 17th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis on Monday night. Read more and see photos here.

Boston City Council Passes Marijuana Ordinance

The Boston City Council recently passed city councilor Kim Janey’s ordinance involving a new marijuana oversight board that will publicly evaluate and vote on license applications from cannabis companies based on a set list of criteria. Read more here.

Battery Wharf Hotel Workers Unanimously Ratify Agreement

Workers represented by the Local 26 union voted unanimously on Friday to ratify a tentative agreement with the Battery Wharf Hotel, part-owned by Westmont Hospitality Group. The action ends the eleven-week strike that started on September 5th. Read more here.

Two Arrested in Canal Street Murder

A man was shot at least two times at about 2:00 am early last Saturday morning at 101 Canal Street near North Station. The victim died shortly thereafter at the hospital. Read more here.

Short Term Rental (Airbnb) Enforcement Gearing Up at Boston Inspectional Services

Six months since taking the helm as Commissioner of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD), Dion Irish intends to make an impact on several key initiatives, including enforcement of the new regulations governing short-term rentals (i.e., Airbnb)Read more here.

Editor’s Choice

Boston Planning and Development Agency Presents Urban Renewal Updates for Downtown Waterfront-Faneuil Hall Area

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) recently held a community meeting to share updates about the urban renewal plans for the Downtown Waterfront-Faneuil Hall area. The intent of these meetings is to request feedback on pertinent questions such as whether urban renewal boundaries should change, which projects should include climate resiliency, and how the BPDA can develop owned properties to benefit the community. Read more here.

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