Community Featured Police & Fire

North End Against Drugs’ National Night Out Brings Families and Police Together

As a part of North End Against Drugs (NEAD) North End Family Pride Week, National Night out brought families together with Boston police and local elected officials to build a stronger relationship between them all. The Gassy Playground was filled with families and neighbors as well as local groups providing activities for children on Tuesday night. DJ Read More…

Government

Mayor Walsh Discusses Parks and Housing With North End Residents at Coffee Hour

Mayor Martin Walsh mingled with North End / Waterfront residents and then spoke to the group altogether at his coffee hour at Christopher Columbus Park earlier this week. First, he told attendees that Christopher Columbus Park will be getting a $260,000 new drainage system as part of the City’s FY19 capital plan. The Mayor had budgeted Read More…

Community

Mayor Walsh Signs Short-Term Rental / Airbnb Regulations; Grace Period Through September 1, 2019

One day after a Boston City Council vote, Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed the citywide ordinance establishing guidelines and regulations to better track and regulate short-term rentals in the City of Boston. This ordinance will go into effect on January 1, 2019 with a provision allowing current lease holders operating short term rentals the opportunity to continue operating Read More…

Featured Real Estate

Investor Units Eliminated in Mayor’s New Guidelines for Short-Term Rentals (Airbnb)

After receiving harsh criticism at the Boston City Council and from neighborhood activists of the “investor unit category” in his proposed regulation of short-term rentals, Mayor Walsh filed an amended ordinance on Wednesday that would completely ban AirBnb rentals in non-owner occupied buildings. Allowance is provided for owners living in a multi-unit building for short-term rentals, up to 120 Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment Photos & Videos

Walking the Winter 2018 Homeless Census [Photos]

A “point in time” census of Boston’s homeless was made on Wednesday night as hundreds of volunteers fanned out across the city. Mayor Marty Walsh kicked off the annual count from Boston City Hall where organizers divided into teams with map routes and supplies. The Mayor’s team spent most of the night in Downtown Crossing Read More…

Featured Government Real Estate

Mayor Walsh Proposes Regulations for Short-Term Rentals in Boston; Sets 90 Day Annual Limit

Mayor Walsh proposed a citywide ordinance today establishing guidelines and regulations to regulate short-term rentals, i.e., Airbnb. Most notable is a 90-day limit for residential units rented via Airbnb and other similar sites. While details are in flux, only commercially zoned properties(i.e., hotels) would be able to exceed the 90-day limit. City officials believe this will Read More…

Government

Mayor Fields Wide Range of Questions at Wharf District Council

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh spoke at this week’s Wharf District Council meeting including an extended Q&A session with residents and business owners. Walsh emphasized Boston’s population growth and continuing need for housing. He highlighted strong demand for the city with companies moving here like General Electric, LEGO and a bid going out for the Read More…

Community Featured

“Huzzah!” for North Square Groundbreaking in Boston’s North End

Students from St. John’s and Eliot Schools shouted “Huzzah!” at Wednesday’s ceremonial groundbreaking for the North Square reconstruction project in Boston’s North End. The renovation is focused on accessibility while restoring the historical features of the square. Repointed cobblestones and iron chains will be joined by wider sidewalks and ramps. The center garden / gathering Read More…