Business Government

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 hearing will discuss the current siting requirements for businesses serving these products and consider an update to the distance-based buffers while creating fairness between industries, according to Edwards. Right now, Read More…

Government

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 City Councilor for District One, representing the North End, East Boston and Charlestown. She dedicated her run to a close friend, Ms. Turid Steffensen, who passed away last year, as well as Read More…

Featured Government

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

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 doorstep at City Hall: a protest urging the U.S. Senate to oppose the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and a sendoff for a national caravan of activists Read More…

Event Notices Government

Coffee Hour with Councilor Lydia Edwards Friday, August 3

Join City Councilor Lydia Edwards for her next North End coffee hour on Friday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Caffe Paradiso, 255 Hanover Street.Similar to the Mayor’s Coffee Hours, these sessions aim to increase engagement between City Hall and community members in order to address concerns and improve the quality of life Read More…

Featured Government

From the Councilor: Limiting Zoning for Chain Stores, East Boston Master Plan, Extending Tax Repayment Plans, Public Hearing on Payment in Lieu of Taxes

July Newsletter from City Councilor Lydia Edwards: The summer is flying by, but my office is hard at work! In East Boston, we held a significant council hearing to preview an upcoming Master Plan for East Boston. Thank you to Sen. Boncore, Rep. Madaro, Chief Dillon, Commissioner Fiandaca, Commissioner Christopher, BPDA Director of Planning Sara Myerson, Director Read More…

Government

From the Councilor: Short-Term Rentals, East Boston Planning, Fire Department Investigation, MassPort in Charlestown, & Tax Arrears

June Newsletter from City Councilor Lydia Edwards: After two months, sixty hours, and twenty-nine hearings, I was honored to vote for a forward-thinking budget improving lives of all Boston totaling in the amount of $3.29 billion. This incredible process was enlightening and I was proud to fight on behalf of my district as well as the City of Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment

Councilor Edwards Talks Trash Hokies, Curb at Salem & Prince, Sidewalk Antennas, Hanover Paving

City Councilor Lydia Edwards addressed trash hokies, the Bova’s curb, Hanover Street paving and cell phone antenna boxes at a Committee on Ways & Means meeting last week. Trash and trash removal is a hot topic in the North End. Councilor Edwards noted at the Committee meeting that six new hokies have been hired and asked if Read More…

Government Transportation

Elected Officials Object to Blocking Turns from N. Washington Street Bridge to North End’s Commercial Street

Local elected officials are objecting to plans that will block left turns from Charlestown to the North End’s Commercial Street during construction of a replacement North Washington Street Bridge. Instead, North End traffic is expected to be redirected down Thacher Street, Hanover Street and Atlantic Ave. and to loop back around. This traffic change is expected to bring Read More…

Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: 19 Events, Lydia Edwards Reception, W.C. Fields and Mae West at the North End Library, Old North Speaker Series

Things to know for Wednesday Today is Wednesday, May 2 and if you enjoy golf then be sure to save the date for the North End Athletic Association’s Annual Golf Tournament in memory of Carmen “Tilly” De Martino, continue reading. Here’s what else you need to know for Wednesday… 6:00PM Reception in Support of Councilor Read More…

Event Notices Government

North End Spring Reception in Support of Councilor Lydia Edwards on May 2nd

*Sponsored Post* A North End spring reception in support of City Councilor Lydia Edwards will be held at The Living Room (101 Atlantic Ave.) on Wednesday, May 2 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. See the full invite below, including the donation link. To RSVP, please contact Melissa Morel at melissa@mlmstrategiesllc.com. This event is hosted by Senator Read More…

Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: New Italian Restaurant, Meet Nicola Orichuia, North End Street Food

Things to know for Wednesday Today is Wednesday, February 28 and if you’ve noticed how weathered the Italian Heritage Month banners have been looking around the neighborhood, you’re not the only one. Neighbors are unhappy about the weathered banners that remain raised after four months since the celebration, continue reading.  Here’s what else you need Read More…