Tall Tower is Planned in Boston. What shadow will it cast?

There could be a new hurdle in the saga to redevelop the defunct Winthrop Square Garage: The 750-foot skyscraper planned for the site would cast long shadows over Boston Common and the Public Garden. And the shadows would violate state laws. The tower Millennium Partners wants to put up would […]

Airbnb Rentals Trigger Debate Over Housing Stock

Airbnb Inc. made a large slice of its money in the Boston area from properties that were rented for six months or longer in the past year, dwarfing the earnings of small-time casual hosts who are the face of the $30 billion online rental service’s lobbying campaign in Massachusetts, data […]

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz before getting underway in Boston Harbor with Coast Guard Station Boston. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham)

Governor Baker and Rep. Michlewitz visit Coast Guard Base

Coast Guard officers gave the group a look inside the Command Center where all of their security, search and rescue operations are managed. They received a briefing on the day to day operations at the base and were given a general idea of how many boats and what different kinds of […]

State House Rundown on Last Minute Legislation and Local Initiatives

These last few days of the State’s legislative session saw a flurry of activity, with several legislative items having local impact. We caught up with State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz for a rundown on issues that could impact the neighborhood. Michlewitz represents the Third Suffolk District including the North End / Waterfront, […]