Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Zoning & Licensing Committee to Hear Battery Wharf Hotel Transfer

Zoning, Licensing & Construction (ZLC) Committee Meeting Agenda Tuesday, February 3, 2014 7:00 p.m. Mariner’s House, 11 North Square Zoning and Licensing Applications 3 Battery Wharf. Sweet Basil, Inc. d/b/a The Cactus Club has applied to the Licensing Board to transfer […]

It’s Finally Here: Go Pats!

Super Bowl Sunday is finally here. From snow piles to sushi, it’s time to prep for the big game. The Globe provides a Super Bowl Guide. Go Pats! [View the story “Prepping for the Big Game” on Storify]
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North End Sites Nominated to National Register of Historic Places

Secretary of the Commonwealth William F.Galvin has announced that the Massachusetts Historical Commission approved the Boston Police Station Number One/Traffic Tunnel Administration Building and the Boston Printing Department Building in Boston in the North End for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places at its December10, 2014, meeting.                  The nomination will be submitted to the National Register of Historic Places at the National Park Service in Washington, DC, for final consideration and designation.                 “The Massachusetts Historical Commission is dedicated to preserving the Commonwealth’s rich historic, architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources,” Secretary Galvin said.  “Inclusion of these buildings will help to protect well-preserved examples of early 20th-century civic architecture.”                 Located on the edge of Boston’s North End ...
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State Legislators Aim to Crack Down on AirBnb Short-Term Rentals

A new bill by State Representatives Aaron Michlewitz and RoseLee Vincent would introduce the strictest regulations in the country for short-term rentals by companies such as AirBnb, Homeaway and Flipkey. Both Democrats, Michlewitz represents the North End, South End and parts of downtown Boston while Vincent hails from Revere. The legislation, if passed, would legalize the gray-area of short-term residential rentals, while imposing safety requirements and taxes similar to those of hotels. “Short-term rentals are a growing concern in communities across the Commonwealth,” said Representative Michlewitz. “While short-term rental platforms are a testament to the innovative economy that has thrived in Massachusetts, we want to ensure that they are safe and secure places that work within the rules and regulations ...
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Up to their knees in molasses, looking for victims

Around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 15, 1919, a large, poorly maintained tank full of molasses on a warm day burst, sending a huge wave of gooey death rampaging down Commercial Street, drowning or crushing 21 people and several horses and cats as it battered the supports of the el that ran down the street and knocked a neighboring fire station off its foundation. As with so many other major events in the early and mid-20th century, Leslie Jones was there to chronicle the aftermath.
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Beating the Christmas-tree-disposal rush in the North End

Adam Castiglioni noticed this tree out for disposal tonight on Charter Street in the North End. Michael Ratty noticed a tree out for disposal around noon in the South End.
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Roy Greene is a Boston Globe assistant metro editor and editor of this North End site.