Event Notices

Meeting Agenda: North End / Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) – November 14, 2013

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association will hold its next regular monthly meeting next Thursday, November 14, in the Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street, beginning at 7:00 PM.. The agenda is attached and copied below. NEWRA meetings are open to all, and North End/Waterfront residents are especially welcome to join in these discussions.


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
92-96 Salem Street, The Wild Duck, Sal DiGirolamo (Manager), has applied to the Licensing Board to expand the All-Alcohol Beverages retail establishment into the basement, to increase storage capacity.

7:30 PM – 7:50 PM
2 Mechanic Street, Frank DePasquale has purchased the restaurant formerly “Ida’s” and the buildings at 2 Mechanic Street and 11 Board Alley. Plans may include renovation of the existing residential buildings for short-term rentals. Application has been filed with the Licensing Board seeking to:

1) transfer Ida’s Malt and Wine pouring license to the new owner;
2) expand alcohol service to a proposed 48-seat seasonal outdoor dining area in the courtyard located between the buildings and the Sumner Tunnel. Closing hour of the patio will be 11:00 PM, 7 days. Closing hour for the indoor restaurant will remain at midnight, 7 days; and
3) add Cordials to the license.

7:50 PM – 8:20 PM
124-126 Salem Street, Collin Yip, is seeking zoning relief to construct a 5-story building that will include nine residential units (condominiums) along with 4 parking spaces and retail store or restaurant on the first floor. The parcel has long been used as a surface parking lot for up to 13 vehicles.

Proposed “Haymarket Square Hotel” on Parcel 9, Blackstone Street

8:20 PM – 8:50 PM
Presentation by Normandy Real Estate Partners and Jones Lang LaSalle on their plan to construct and operate an 8-story, 180-room hotel with attached 1-story food related market on the undeveloped parcel adjacent to the Greenway’s North End Parks and bounded by Hanover Street, Blackstone Street, North Street and the Surface Artery. Normandy/LaSalle won the right to develop Parcel 9 from the owner of the property, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, earlier this year.