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Meet Ryan Kenny, Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Candidate

As the May 17th election approaches, the seven residents 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. All North End / Waterfront residents, 18 or older, may vote for up to six candidates on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 N. Bennet Street.

NEWNC Candidate: Ryan Kenny, #4 on the Ballot


My name is Ryan Kenny and I have been a resident of the North End for almost 9 years. Shortly after moving to the North End, I served as a little league coach for several years and I also participated in the North End softball league.

I have had the privilege of serving as a member of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council since 2009. Shortly after being elected, I formed the Resident Traffic and Parking Committee. With the help of the city of Boston, the Resident Traffic and Parking Committee has created hundreds of new full-time parking spots for North End residents. In addition, the Resident Traffic and Parking Committee has worked with the city to alleviate the often confusing and incorrect signage throughout the North End.

As a member of NEWNC, I have consistently voted with the idea in mind of keeping the North End quiet and safe. I believe in maintaining a balance between developing business in the neighborhood, while protecting the quality of life of the families and individuals who live in the North End.

If re-elected, I will continue to fight to protect resident parking and I will make sure that all resident traffic concerns are heard. If re-elected, I will continue to vote in a manner that encourages business, but protects our residents quality of life. The North End is the best neighborhood in the city of Boston. If re-elected, I will do everything I can to keep, protect, and honor the traditions that make us all proud to call the North End our home.

I am #4 on the ballot, and I would greatly appreciate your vote on Saturday, May 17th.

Thank you,


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.) A resident of North End/Waterfront community is anyone who appears on the City of Boston’s most recent census list or anyone who does not appear on the most recent census list but can produce adequate proof of residency.

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