This post compiles the candidate statements for the upcoming election of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). The election will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 10:00 am through 2:00 pm at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 N. Bennet St. Get out and vote on Saturday!
There are eight candidates vying for six positions on the council. Voters may choose up to six selections on the ballot. This information was gathered from the candidates verbal statements made at the May 10th NEWNC meeting and an emailed request for information. By design, the statements were asked to be very brief and are presented in ballot order.
1. Ryan Kenny
10 Thacher St.
Three priorities: Quiet, safe, clean neighborhood. Maintaining a good balance between residential and commercial space while preserving resident parking. Four-year resident of the North End.
2. Phillip Frattaroli
8 Harris St.
I grew up in the North End and moved back after I graduated from college six years ago. I went to BC and Suffolk Law. Now I own a business in the North End, Ducali, and pretty much never leave the neighborhood anymore.
3. Bill Lane
10 Thacher St.
I founded the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council’s Greenway Committee to play a role in the leadership of one of the most important geographical elements of our neighborhood. After that, Rep. Aaron Michlewitz appointed me to represent him on the Greenway Leadership Council, where I help advise the Greenway Conservancy Board.
I am committed to rewarding responsible business growth. Most businessmen and -women in the North End want to be good neighbors, and I want to encourage them by providing them opportunities for expansion in ways that will appeal to residents and tourists alike.
As the economy improves and development projects return to the North End, I will continue to represent the neighborhood’s commitment to 55-foot maximum height. I will also continue to be a vocal proponent of police and private initiatives to keep our neighborhood quiet by penalizing loud residents while supporting police enforcement of Councilor LaMattina’s courageous anti-motorcycle noise statute.
I would appreciate the votes of all our North End neighbors as I seek my fourth term on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council.
4. Donna Freni
85 East India Row
Donna is a Harbor Towers resident/condo board member and former city councilor in Beverly. She also serves on the Greenway Leadership Council as appointed by the State Representative. She was traveling for work during the candidate introductions.
5. Mario Alfano
63 Atlantic Ave.
I am running for a seat on the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council because I desire to help maintain the integrity of our neighborhood: cultural, historic and economic. A safe, clean, tourist-friendly, resident-friendly neighborhood is all part of this platform, as is anything that maintains and increases both our safety and property values.
By way of background, I have lived in the Prince Building, straddling both the Waterfront and North End, for 13 years. I graduated Cornell University (college and MBA) and have worked as a senior executive at several companies (including Polaroid and Intel), in the US and in countries such as Italy and Argentina. Today I am an independent Marketing consultant, working from home (and the local café’s). Your support would be most appreciated. Thank you.
6. Giancarlo Tiberi
357 Commercial St.
I am a long term resident of the North End and have had ties to this neighborhood since my childhood. I own and operate a local property management company, Tiberi Management. I am passionate about the North End and Waterfront and I am excited to get more involved with local issues.
7. Marie Simboli
61 Prince St.
If I am re-elected to the NEWNC, my interest is to commit myself to the neighborhood for the good of the North End and the residents, my neighbors. The North End is a model for our City. We have a thriving business and a vibrant residential community. We need to encourage a united community and a voice for the people of the North End. That is what the NEWNC should be about. I appreciate your vote on May 15. I want to wish all the candidates the best of luck on Saturday.
8. Anne Devlin Tagliaferro
63 Atlantic Ave.
12 years on the Council. Takes a stand against neon signs, supports a quiet neighborhood and the 55 foot height limit in the North End. Active member of Friends of Christopher Columbus Park.