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Video: Meet the 2013 Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Candidates


Candidates running in the May 18th election for North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council were given the opportunity to speak at Monday’s monthly NEWNC meeting. This video shows the candidate introductions recorded on May 13, 2013.

The ballot order was announced as follows:

  1. Maria Lanza, Commercial St.
  2. Philip Frattaroli, Harris St.
  3. Jorge Mendoza, Stillman Pl.
  4. David Marx, Thacher St.
  5. Edward Rice, Snow Hill St.
  6. Raffaele Verrocchi, Sheafe St.
  7. Stephen Passacantilli, Hanover St.
  8. Robert Gomes, Commercial St.
  9. Damien DiPaola, Lathrop Pl.

The NEWNC election is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2012, 10am-2pm at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 N. Bennet St. Boston, MA 02113. All North End / Waterfront residents are eligible to vote with proof of residency.

3 Replies to “Video: Meet the 2013 Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Candidates

  1. This Committee does not let the neighborhood people participate in the voting like NEWRA does. I also would like to comment that there should never be any restaurant owners or
    City Employees on these committees. How can a restaurant owner refuse another restaurant
    owner of getting any licenses when they already obtain one? How does a City Employee
    refuse anyone anything if the City is bringing in Revenue from everything that enters the
    neighborhood? Why hasn’t the two committees joined forces, since strength is in numbers.
    The people in the North End have to do some serious soul searching, if we the neighborhood
    people have no say in any committee, what are they in existence for, or who are they in
    existence for? Something to think about.

  2. I totally agree that the two councils be merged. It makes no sense to have two!! The reason being is that one council votes one way to support and the other votes not to support. This gives a perception that the neighborhood is divided and that a consensus does not exist on issues. I believe that anyone serving on the council who owns a restaurant or is a City employee or has a direct link to these entities be mandated to recuse themselves (be excluded) from participating in rending a vote on any issues that would be an actual conflict or perceived conflict of interest.

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