At the June monthly meeting of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC), the officers for the coming year were announced:
- President Stephen Passacantilli
- Vice-President Marie Simboli
- Secretary Bill Lane
Stephen replaces Bill Musto as President who did not run for another term. Marie replaces Aaron Michlewitz as Vice-President who may resign from the Council pending his election on June 16 for State Representative. Bill Lane is returning as Secretary for the next year.
Because of a tie for the sixth seat on the council at the recent election, cards were randomly drawn to determine whether Luciana Burdi or I (Matt Conti) would receive the new seat or a vacated seat (Nick LaRosa was ejected from the Council for non-attendance, per the by-laws.) Luciana won the high card draw and will have a 2-year term while I will have a one-year term.
The newly elected members of the council met with the returning members for the first time. New members include: Jon Sproul, David Marx, Luciana Burdi, Jorge Mendoza and Matt Conti. Returning to the Council are Stephen Passacantilli, Marie Simboli, Bill Lane, Anne Devlin Tagliaferro, Daniel Petrigno and Bob DeCristoforo. Marie, Daniel & Aaron were absent from the meeting.
At the meeting, City Councilor Sal LaMattina welcomed the new members of the Council and stated his desire to work with NEWNC during the coming year toward the benefit of the neighborhood. LaMattina also mentioned that his sponsored ordinance to reduce motorcycle noise is waiting the Mayor’s signature and noted that 8 recent citations for noise violations. The Councilor also indicated that he will sponsor a future proposal to ban motorcycles from some streets in the North End.
The agenda items at this meeting included the presentation by two of the four bidders for Parcel 9 development (Boston Museum and Gutierrez Company) and 20 Parmenter St (one-story addition to North End Union building). Citizens Bank was scheduled to present an outdoor seating plan for 64-68 Cross Street (old Martignetti’s location), but canceled shortly prior to the meeting. Future articles here at NorthEndWaterfront.com will report on the Parcel 9 and 20 Parmenter Street discussions.