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NEWRA June 2013 Meeting Agenda Includes Four Winds, Strega Pizzeria and Cafe, St. Joseph’s Society and Dr. Joseph Warren Historical Presentation

June Meeting Agenda
Informed and Involved Neighbors Make a Strong Neighborhood

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street


7:00 PM – 7:15 PM

  • President’s Report
  • Membership Committee
  • Parks and Open Space Committee
  • Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee

Zoning and Licensing Applications

7:15 PM – 7:30 PM
266 Commercial Street, Four Winds Restaurant, Thomas Gioia has applied to the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing to amend its existing Live Entertainment License to include Karaoke and Disc Jockey.  The owner seeks to add Karaoke entertainment one day per week.  Disc Jockey is associated with Karaoke and will also be used in the second floor function room.  The establishment’s current Live Entertainment License allows a vocalist and up to 5 instruments, dancing by patrons and games.

7:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Strega Pizzeria and Cafe, 371-373 Hanover Street, Nicola Varano has filed an application with the Licensing Board for transfer of the Malt and Wine with Cordials License at the now-closed Nick’s Famous Deli, 66 Cross Street, to 371-373 Hanover Street, related to the operation of a proposed pizzeria and café adjacent to Strega Restaurant, in the currently empty first floor space formerly “Casa di Stile.”

7:45 PM – 8:00 PM
St. Joseph Society of Boston has approached City Hall and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with a proposal to move its annual Feast of St. Joseph from Hanover Street into the Paul Revere Mall (“The Prado”).  This year, the feast is scheduled to be held during the weekend of July 26-28.  Members of St. Joseph Society will also describe proposed changes to the feast setup and activities.

Special Presentation: The History of Our Neighborhood – Dr. Joseph Warren

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
As Bostonians and other Americans prepare to honor those who fought and died in the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, NEWRA is honored to host a presentation by Samuel A. Forman about Dr. Joseph Warren, beloved North End physician, leader of the rebellion in Boston that led to the birth of our nation, dispatcher of Paul Revere on his famous ride, and brave patriot killed in action at the Battle of Bunker Hill at age 32.

Samuel A. Forman is a physician, Harvard University adjunct faculty member, historian and businessman. Dr. Forman is educated in the history of the American Revolution and the history of science, as well as the practice of clinical and preventive medicine.  He recently authored a new book, Dr. Joseph Warren: The Boston Tea Party, Bunker Hill, and the Birth of American Liberty.

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