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NEWRA Sets Agenda for May 13th Meeting

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North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM
Location:  Nazzaro Center
30 North Bennet Street

May Meeting Agenda


7:00 PM – 7:20 PM
•       President’s Report
•       Honoring Bobby DeCristoforo
•       Reports from City Hall:
–  Nicole Leo, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services
–  Kathy Carangelo-McIsaac, Councilor Sal LaMattina’s Office
•       Membership Committee
•       Clean Streets Committee
•       Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee
•       Committee on Parks and Public Spaces

Zoning and Licensing Applications
7:20 PM – 7:40 PM
Caffe Graffiti, 64 Cross Street, Luigi DeMarco has applied to the Licensing Board to amend the restaurant’s existing beer and wine with liqueurs license to add outdoor patio service at tables with 36 seats on the Cross Street sidewalk plaza.

7:40 PM – 8:00 PM
221-227 Commercial Street, Kevin Curry has applied for a variance from the Boston Zoning Code to include an existing ATM machine in the description of allowed uses of the property at the corner of Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue. Currently allowed uses include one-bay car wash, gas and service station, and drop off/pick up laundry.  The Board of Appeal is scheduled to hear this appeal on May 25, 2010.

8:00 PM – 8:20 PM
115A Salem Street, Café Sapori Di Napoli, Giovanni Grimaldi, Manager, has applied to the Licensing Board to add liqueurs to the existing beer and wine license.

Cross Street Sidewalk Plaza
8:20 PM – 8:50 PM
A discussion of the preliminary plans presented by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) for changes to traffic, parking, pedestrian and business uses on the two Cross Street sidewalk plazas between Hanover Street and Endicott Street, in order to provide NEWRA input to the ongoing city planning process.  In December 2009, NEWRA sent a letter to the City and elected officials highlighting public safety concerns and requesting that the City make changes to the plaza and its vehicular uses.  The letter can be viewed at

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