Food & Drink Government

Globe Wades into NEWNC vs. NEWRA Debate on Recent Alcohol License Extension Applications

Using the examples from the recent closing hour extension requests for The Living Room, Monica’s and Tresca restaurants, Boston Globe Your Town reporter, Jeremy Fox, analyzes the differing opinions of the Residents’ Association (NEWRA) and the Neighborhood Council (NEWNC).

In a district where the once-dominant population of working-class immigrants is being replaced by college students and young professionals, these two groups represent overlapping constituencies but often contrasting points of view. With a change in leadership at the Boston Licensing Board — which oversees licenses for food and alcohol as well as inns, bowling alleys and fortune tellers — no one knows which set of priorities will come out on top.

Read the Globe’s Your Town article.

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FAQ – What is the difference between NEWNC and NEWRA?
“The Living Room” Secures NEWRA Support for DJ License, But Not for 2:00 a.m. Closing
Neighborhood Council, NEWNC, Votes to Support The Living Room’s 2:00am Closing Extension & DJ
Licensing Board Extends Closing Hour for Tresca’s and Monica’s to 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday & Saturday