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Meet Gennaro Riccio, Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Candidate

As the May 17th election approaches, the seven residents on the ballot running for North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) were invited to submit statements with their background and reasons for seeking one of the six open seats. Videos are from a Candidates Forum on May 12th. 

NEWNC Candidate: Genarro Riccio, #7 on the Ballot

I believe we live in one of the most unique neighborhoods, not only in the city of Boston, but in the country. I was born and raised in this great neighborhood and my family has been a part of this community for three generations. The North End is such an important part of my life.  It was not a difficult decision for me to run for re-election and seek a second term on NEWNC. As a member of the council I have worked with my fellow council members to keep this neighborhood one of the safest and cleanest neighborhoods in the city. I understand the concerns of both residents and business owners and believe there is a disconnect between the two that needs to be brought together.  I believe I am one of those people who can achieve this task.

Even as one of the youngest members on the council, I have seen the North End change drastically the past decade. Although I embrace change, I believe it is important to maintain the heritage and traditions of this community.  Without the North End’s rich history and traditions, this neighborhood would not be what it is today.

It would be a privilege to serve on the council for another two years so I could continue to be a strong voice for the residents of this community.  I would appreciate your vote on Saturday May 17th.

Thank You,
Gennaro Riccio
#7 on ballot

On May 17, 2014, a public election will be held for six open seats, each with a two year term, on the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). There are seven candidates running for six open seats on NEWNC, each with a 2-year term. All North End / Waterfront residents may vote for up to six candidates.

Who can vote? Residents of the North End/Waterfront community who are 18 years or older as of the election. The area includes Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Ward 3 and the Waterfront Area’s Precinct 6 (Harbor Towers and Rowes Wharf). (View precinct map.)

The NEWNC election poll will be open for voting on Saturday, May 17, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St.

More information on NEWNC can be found at their website,, or by emailing

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