Featured Government

City and Airbnb Settle Suit on Regulations for Registry; Affirms Owner Occupancy Rule

Under a settlement agreement reached between Airbnb and the City of Boston this week, Airbnb will facilitate the City’s short-term rental registration system and remove listings for illegal short-term rentals from its website. The settlement affirms Boston’s ban on short-term rentals from non-owner occupied buildings, eliminating investor units and absentee Airbnb landlords. Owner-occupants may continue to Read More…

Community Featured

Reflecting Back on the Trial Of Sacco & Vanzetti

August in the North End conjures up images of feasts, children playing outside, and residents gathering in the parks; but there’s a darker memory associated with this time of year: On the 23rd of August in 1927, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed via electrocution after being declared guilty of robbery and murder. The Read More…

Community

Panel Discusses How We Can Build Community Through Housing

In a historic space well-known for being at the center of important events, the Old North Church, in partnership with Historic Boston Inc., provided a forum for a panel discussion on housing. The panel, comprised of Donna Brown who acted as Moderator, Christine Clements, Angie Liou, and Raber Umphenour, lent insights and experiences toward exploring Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

As The Tide Turns: Climate Ready Boston Presents Update To Wharf District Council

Alisha Pegan, Climate Ready Boston Coordinator, along with Joe Christo, BPDA’s Resilience and Waterfront Planner, delivered a project update to members of the Wharf District Council (WDC) earlier this week. The project goals have assembled around four themes: Engagement, Short-Term Solutions, Long-Term Solutions, and Implementation. The engagement piece is pivotal for matters of this magnitude Read More…

Arts & Culture Food & Drink

Celebrating What Unites Us: Somalia Edition

There are few things in life more conducive to cultivating community and fostering a sense of peace and wholesomeness than sharing a meal together. The concept of Celebrating What Unites Us is to do exactly that while also expanding horizons and drawing attention to key issues such as connecting residents to food access. The monthly Read More…

Business Featured Food & Drink

Boston Harbor Hotel, Battery Park Restaurant Propose Liquor and Entertainment License Changes

Stephen Johnston, General Manager of the Boston Harbor Hotel, presented a proposal to the Wharf District Council requesting an amendment to the current liquor license. As it stands, BHH is only able to serve alcohol starting at 11AM. Johnston has requested that this be changed to 8AM. This would ensure breakfast-related functions would have alcohol Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

Tea & Tranquility Creates Welcoming Space at the Armenian Heritage Park

Hospitality is something we all benefit from, in many different forms. A warm, welcoming smile. A hearty handshake. A hug from someone we haven’t seen in a while and who can, for whatever reason, make everything all right. Hospitality is the key which opens many doors of possibility, and it was my good fortune to Read More…

Featured Government Meetings

Downtown Municipal Harbor Plan Zoning Meeting Brings Crowd and Debate

It was an impressive turnout at Monday evening’s public meeting for Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan zoning amendments with continuing debate regarding the controversial regulations. Rich McGuinness, Deputy Director for Climate Change and Environmental Planning at the Boston Planning & Development Agency delivered a presentation with an update on current affairs in relation to BPDA’s Read More…