Community

Holiday Appeal for ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center

A message from the ABCD NE/WE NSC: Happy holidays!  Many of the 2,400 clients we serve a year in the North End, West End, and surrounding neighborhoods are immigrants, elderly, non-English speaking, homebound, disabled, and alone.  They are the “hidden poor” and without the NE/WE NSC, would have been forced out long ago by gentrification, Read More…

Food & Drink Health & Environment

Six North End Restaurants Join Together For CityFeast Diabetes Benefit

On January 30, six of the North End’s finest restaurants are joining together to celebrate the 6th annual CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes to support the Joslin Diabetes Center by hosting special five-course dinners with wine pairings.  This local event is a great way for North End residents to get involved in the fight Read More…

Food & Drink

Tresca Restaurant Receives Full Support of NEWNC For Later Closing Hours

Tresca Restaurant at 227-237 Hanover Street received a unanimous vote of support (9-0) from the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council for its application to serve alcohol until 1:00 a.m., one hour later than its current closing hour of midnight. The later time would apply to its existing C.V. All-Alcohol Beverage License, 7 days per Read More…

Event Notices Real Estate

NEWRA’s Brogna Presents Zoning Q&A

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association hosted a discussion on zoning variances, led by Attorney Victor Brogna who is also serving as NEWRA’s Vice-President and co-chair of the Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee (ZLC). The tenor of the discussion was that Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) is loose in granting variances given the Read More…

Government

At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley Visits NEWRA

In the middle of her first term, At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley visited the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) at their December monthly meeting. Reviewing her recent activities on the City Council, Councilor Pressley noted that she created a standing committee on Women and Healthy Communities and is also serving as vice-chair of Read More…

Health & Environment

Extended Street Sweeping Enforcement Begins December 14th

As broadcast on these Commercial Street electronic signs, the Department of Public Works is telling North End residents that it will start ticketing and towing cars that are not moved on street cleaning days, starting December 14th. The notice is part of the expanded pilot program which continued mechanical street sweeping into December. For the Read More…

Event Notices

North End Christmas Parade Postponed to December 19th

Due to forecasted bad weather, the North End Christmas Parade is officially postponed until Sunday, December 19th. The parade will start at 1:00 pm with a helicopter arrival of Santa at Puopolo Park on Commercial Street. The parade was originally scheduled for Sunday, December 12th, sponsored by the North End Athletic Association. More information on Read More…

Community Government Real Estate

NEWRA’s Year-End Review and Outlook

This week’s North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting included a year-end review of 2010 issues and priorities going into 2011.  President’s Report Celebrating 15 years as a neighborhood group, NEWRA President Stephanie Hogue began with a statement about the goals of the organization. “It is important to preserve this neighborhood as a neighborhood.” Read More…

Real Estate

Report Issued by NEWRA’s Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee

At this week’s meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association, the following report was issued by the Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee, co-chaired by David Kubiak and Victor Brogna. The report contains a tentative agenda for the next ZLC meeting on December 29th, a review of NEWRA ZLC efforts and decisions in 2010 Read More…