Event Notices

NEWRA to Hear From Beautification Committee, “Bottles,” Tileston & Salem Zoning and Alcohol License Review on November 8th

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association, NEWRA, has published its meeting agenda for November 8, 2012, 7pm at the Nazzaro Center. The agenda is here in pdf and also shown below.

North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association
November Monthly Meeting

November 8, 2012, 7:00 pm
Nazzaro Community Center
30 N. Bennet Street

7:00 PM – 7:20 PM

  • President’s Report
  • Membership Committee
  • Parks and Open Space Committee
  • Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee
  • North End Beautification Committee

7:20 PM – 7:30 PM
Members of the North End Beautification Committee will discuss their recent efforts, plans for the holiday season, and new projects for the coming year.

Zoning and Licensing Applications

7:30 PM – 7:45 PM
372 Commercial Street, “Bottles,” Daniel O’Connor plans to purchase the wine and beer shop and has applied to the Licensing Board for transfer of the Retail Malt and Wine License to operate a similar business at the same location.

7:45 PM – 8:00 PM
5 Tileston Place, Nigel Jacob
has filed an appeal for zoning relief to add a fourth floor penthouse and roof deck to the  existing 3-story single-family building located between Tileston Street and the Paul Revere Mall.

8:00 PM – 8:30 PM
92-96 Salem Street, Nicholas D’Amore
has filed an appeal for zoning relief to remove a 1-story structure at 3 Wiget Street and construct a new 5-story building extension to the back of 92-96 Salem Street, changing the legal occupancy of 92-96 Salem Street from 2 stores (“The Wild Duck”) and 6 apartments to 2 stores and 11 apartments.

Strategies for NEWRA’s Review of Alcohol License Applications
8:30 PM – 8:50 PM

NEWRA’s Policy on Approval of Alcohol Licenses and License Transfers states that NEWRA will not support any request for a new license or license transfer that would increase the number of pouring licenses in the neighborhood above 91. Two licenses supported by NEWRA members earlier this year have brought the number of active alcohol licenses and NEWRA-supported alcohol license applications to the cap of 91. At the November 8 meeting, the members will discuss and may vote to decide:

1) to continue to vote on each individual alcohol license application with the acknowledgement that the cap of 91 has been reached, OR

2) to authorize the Executive Committee to send a letter of opposition to the Licensing Board for each new application so long as the number of alcohol licenses and NEWRA-supported alcohol license applications is at or exceeds the cap of 91, thereby not taking a vote on each application.

The members may also consider and vote upon proposals from the floor regarding the alcohol policy.

The Executive Committee also proposes an amendment to the Policy stating “NEWRA’s support for or opposition to a license application shall be in effect for no more than 1 year (365 days) from the date of the NEWRA vote or decision.”