The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) elected a new slate of officers at its Annual Meeting on October 14, 2010. For the 2010 – 2011 term, the new officers are:
President: Stephanie Hogue, Henchman Street
Vice President: Victor Brogna, Commercial Street
Treasurer: Sanjoy Mahajan, Jackson Avenue
Secretary: Nicole Rafter, Prince Street
Sergeant of Arms: Jim Salini, Charter Street
- Cross Street Sidewalk – advocating for a pedestrian plaza
- Greenway District Planning Study – advocating for a 55’ height limit for the Fulton St. parking lot parcel
- HazMat Trucks – working to change the route outside the neighborhood
- LNG Tankers in Boston Harbor – Presentation by the Coast Guard
- Presentation by the new Commissioner of Public Works
- Armenian Heritage Park – supporting the development of the project
- Parcels 7 and 9 – participating in the development RFP process
- Historical Presentation by Vito Aluia
- City Council Candidate Forum – sponsored by NEWRA
- State Representative Debate at the Marriott – sponsored by NEWRA
- Strengthening of NEWRA’s Neighbor Notification Policy
- Revising NEWRA’s Alcohol Closing Hour Policy to 11 pm (Sun-Thurs), 12 am (Sat-Sun)
- Increasing the membership to over 360 members – Mark recalled Councilor Arroyo’s Chief of Staff saying that NEWRA gets more people at its meetings than all other neighborhood groups combined.
Following the election, Vice-President Victor Brogna (and former President in 2006-2008) said he was “filling-in” as Vice-President and would gladly step aside should another member indicate interest in becoming vice-president. Another vote would then be taken by the membership. Francine Gannon complemented Victor for taking the position and suggested he also be “Counselor in Residence” noting his legal help on many items including the research he did regarding the legal occupancy of upper Commercial St. in reference to the Segway operation.
Sue Benveniste also spoke in support of Victor’s contributions to the neighborhood and thanked all the officers for volunteering their time and energy to the organization.
Additional information can be found at www.newra.org.