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NEWRA January 10, 2013 Meeting Agenda: Sergeant at Arms, FOCCP, 115A Salem St., 7 Baldwin Pl., Greenway Carousel and Gassy Art

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January Meeting Agenda

Date:  Thursday, January 10, 2013
Time:  7:00 PM
Location:  Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street

7:00 PM – 7:20 PM

·         President’s Report
·         Membership Committee
·         Parks and Open Space Committee

·         Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee

Election of Sergeant at Arms
There will be a vote to fill the seat of NEWRA Sergeant at Arms.  The Nominating Committee has nominated and recommended Marie Simboli of Prince Street.  NEWRA members may submit other nominations to the NEWRA Secretary at the mailing or email address above.  Members will also have the opportunity to nominate themselves or other members at the NEWRA meeting prior to the vote.

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Project

7:30 PM – 7:40 PM
Representatives of Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will discuss their project to enlarge and improve a small, treed island near the entrance to the Marriott Long Wharf hotel.

Zoning and Licensing Applications

7:40 PM – 8:00 PM
115A Salem Street, Salem Group LLC, plans to purchase the Sapori di Napoli café from Vincenzo Grimaldi and has filed an application with the Licensing Board seeking corporate transfer of the existing Malt and Wine with Liqueurs License to operate a café/sandwich shop called “Rigoletto” at the same location.  Closing time in the existing license is midnight, 7 days, and the new owner plans to operate until 11:00 PM, 7 days.

8:00 PM – 8:20 PM

7 Baldwin Place, Anthony Bova has filed an appeal for zoning relief to construct a fifth floor addition and change the legal occupancy from five apartments to six apartments.  On October 22, 2012, NEWRA sent a letter to the Board of Appeal stating that NEWRA had rescinded its July 12, 2012, vote of support because the owner had not resolved the concerns of an immediate abutter living on Noyes Place.  The Board of Appeal is scheduled to hear the appeal again, on January 22, 2013.

New Rose Kennedy Greenway Carousel

8:20 PM – 8:35 PM

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy will present a progress update on construction of the new carousel and will answer questions.

Art in the Gassy

8:35 PM – 8:50 PM
Nathan Swain, famed North End resident artist, will present his plans for creating murals on the walls of “The Flights” in DeFilippo Playground (“The Gassy”) on Prince Street.

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Upcoming NEWRA Meetings  NEWRA encourages all North End/Waterfront residents to be an active committee member and participate in these community meetings. All are welcome!  For more information, contact info@newra.org.
Parks and Open Space Committee
Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 7:00 PM
ABCD Center, 1 Michelangelo Street
January Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7:00 PM
Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street
Zoning, Licensing and Construction
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 7:00 PM
Mariners House, 11 North Square, 2nd Floor
Executive Committee
Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:00 PM
ABCD Center, 1 Michelangelo Street
February Monthly Meeting
Thursday, February 14, 2013, 7:00 PM
Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street
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It’s time to renew your NEWRA membership for 2013
and invite your neighbors to join, as well.
Download the membership form at www.newra.org or renew your membership at the January 10, 2013 meeting.
Questions?  Contact info@newra.org
See it?  Report it!  Call the Mayor’s Hotline at
617-635-4500, 24 hours


One Reply to “NEWRA January 10, 2013 Meeting Agenda: Sergeant at Arms, FOCCP, 115A Salem St., 7 Baldwin Pl., Greenway Carousel and Gassy Art

  1. The flights at the DeFillipo Park The Gassy need a good cleaning. Picking up the dog poop and keeping the flights clean should be the first order of business. With all due respect to the City Workers who do a good of cleaning this park, dog owners use these flights for a dog toilet morning, noon and night. If the purpose of the mural is to bring art appreciation to the city there are other avenues that can be followed. I cannot see how covering a brick wall with a painted canvas will enhance and or make the Gassy a better environment for all who use the space. The park could do with cement planters that could hold real greenery, the park could do with the dirt area in the front of the playground which was once grass to be cemented or tarred over so a dog owner can easily pick up after their pet, and we could be better able to see and pick up and wash down the area for the owners who do no pick up. money could be well spent for additional benches. art appreciation can be brought to the North End in many different ways,. a bus trip could be planned to the MFA or the Gardner for adults as well as children Art in the park which is held at the waterfront can be brought to our playgrounds the money needed for this mural can be better spent on the above named suggestions there are many avenues that can be followed with hands on participation for young and old. Other than cleaning, please leave the walls alone.

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