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The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) has extended the filing deadline to May 8th for candidates to submit nomination forms for the upcoming election. In a statement, NEWNC said:

“It has come to the attention of the North End/Waterfront Council (NEWNC) there was some misinformation regarding the incorrect deadline of May 8, 2017 to turn in nomination forms. (The correct deadline was May 1, 2017.) Due to this confusion–and out of fairness and as a courtesy to this neighborhood–NEWNC has voted to suspend Appendix II. Section 3. Paragraph ii. and extend the deadline for nomination forms to Monday, May 8, 2017 at 5 p.m. The bylaws will revert to their current form at the conclusion of the election. Candidates Night will occur as scheduled at our regular May 8th meeting. Nomination forms are available at the Nazzaro. Please contact NEWNC President John Pregmon at john.j.pregmon@gmail.com with any questions and/or concerns.”

Three candidates have already submitted signatures, including incumbents Carmine Guarino, Sean Hennessey and new candidate Damian DiPaola.

Six of the twelve council seats will be decided on NEWNC Election Day, May 20, 2017. Interested candidates need to be at least 18 years old and a resident of the North End (Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Ward 3). To become an eligible candidate, you must pick up a nomination form from the Nazzaro Center (located at 30 North Bennet Street) and obtain 40 valid signatures of North End residents. Candidates Night will be May 8 at the regularly scheduled NEWNC meeting.

The NEWNC election will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St. in Boston’s North End.

What is NEWNC?

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) was created in 1984 by the City of Boston Mayor’s Office in an effort to increase communication between the neighborhoods and City departments and agencies. The NEWNC is comprised of twelve elected North End/Waterfront residents who serve as an advisory board to the City of Boston in municipal affairs. The NEWNC advises the City on issues affecting the quality of life in the North End/Waterfront area including, but not limited to, land use, development, clean streets, resident parking, public safety, residential and commercial expansion, and food and beverage licensing.

The NEWNC meets on the 2nd Monday of each month (excluding August) at 7:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center. All meetings are open to the general public.

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