City Council Hearing on Proximity of Alcohol and Cannabis Businesses to Recovery Facilities

City Councilor Lydia Edwards is calling a hearing to assess Boston's regulations of bars, liquor stores and cannabis establishments near substance abuse treatment facilities. The...

Residents Association Elects New Slate of Officers for 2018-2019 Term

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) elected a new slate of officers for the 2018-2019 term at its annual meeting on Thursday, October 11th. Outgoing NEWRA...

Mayor’s Column: How We’re Creating More Affordable Housing

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Boston is going through a period of historic growth--- the kind our city hasn’t seen in decades. More people are...

District One City Councilor Edwards Runs B.A.A. Half Marathon for Cancer Research

City Councilor Lydia Edwards ran the Boston Athletic Association Half Marathon this past weekend to raise funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Lydia Edwards is the...

From the Councilor: Construction Project Job Opportunities, Unpaid Property Taxes Forgiveness, East Boston Master...

October Newsletter from Lydia Edwards, City Councilor for District One (North End, Charlestown and East Boston): This week, two important mobilizations came right to our...

Workshop Encourages Residents to Advocate for Chapter 91 Waterfront Rights

The Conservation Law Foundation held a forum on September 20th about the role of Chapter 91 in protecting Boston’s waterfront, sponsored by the local...

From the Councilor: Chain Store Zoning Legislation, Luxury Housing Concerns, Planning for East Boston

September Newsletter from City Councilor Lydia Edwards: The diversity of our neighborhoods is a blessing - as we wrap summer and turn into fall, I've been...

Old North, Charter Realty Applying for Community Preservation Grants

An information session about the Community Preservation Act was held earlier this week at the Nazzaro Center where a group of residents learned about the...

Go Vote Tuesday! Mass. State & Federal Primary Elections Are September 4

Tuesday, September 4, is the state primaries when Massachusetts voters will cast their vote for who they want to see on the November ballot...

Governor Charlie Baker Visits Fisherman’s Feast

Governor Baker visited North End restaurants and businesses at this year's Fisherman's Feast to greet local North Enders. The Governor stopped inside Cafe Vittoria for...

Mass. Lodging Association Commends Boston’s Short-Term Rental Regulations; Urges State to Follow Suit [Letter...

Over the course of many years, short-term rentals listed on platforms like Airbnb have seen explosive growth throughout Massachusetts which has profoundly affected Massachusetts’...

Rep. Michlewitz Updates North End Residents on Holdup of Short Term Rental (Airbnb) Bill

Rep. Aaron Michlewitz appeared before the North End/Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) Thursday evening to give an update on the short term rentals/AirBnB legislation. Gov. Charle...