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North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Elects New Officers at Annual Meeting; Talks Bike Lanes and Development [Video]

NEWRA Officers 2013-2014 (L-R) Vice President Ford Cavallari, Treasurer Nicole Rafter, President Jim Salini, Secretary Elizabeth Ghiseline, Sergeant at Arms Ed Rice

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) has a new slate of officers for the 2013-2014 term. The five new executives ran unopposed and were unanimously elected by voice vote on October 10, 2013 at NEWRA’s annual meeting. The 2013-14 NEWRA Executive Committee includes four new officers with President Jim Salini returning for a second year.

President: Jim Salini, Charter Street (for a second and last term)
Vice President: Ford Cavallari, Battery Street
Treasurer: Nicole Rafter, Prince Street
Secretary: Elizabeth Ghiseline, North Square
Sergeant at Arms: Ed Rice, Snowhill Street

During the regular part of the meeting, bike lanes and development projects were the main topics of discussion. A video of the meeting and timeline of the discussion is shown below so you can jump to points of interest.


Video Timeline – NEWRA Meeting – October 10, 2013

00:00 President’s Report
03:20 Membership Committee
04:10 Parks and Open Space Committee
05:20 Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee

09:15 Bike Lanes on North Washington and Cross Streets
Nicole Freedman, Director of Bicycle Programs, will present the City’s plans to add bicycle lanes to North Washington and Cross streets, and will answer questions from residents.

37:00 NEWRA Comments on the Boston Garden Project and Government Center Garage Project
NEWRA’s Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee Co-Chair, David Kubiak, led a review and discussion of the two major development projects proposed near the North End, in front of Boston Garden on Causeway Street and the Government Center Garage. NEWRA is expected to draft comment letters on each of these projects.

1:20:00 Annual Meeting and Election of NEWRA Officers