Event Notices

July 10th: Residents’ Association to Hear from Pomodoro Restaurant, Discuss Tia’s, Alcohol Licensing and Recycling

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association will hold its next regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street, beginning at 7:00 PM. The agenda is copied below or see it with images in PDF format here.


Meeting Agenda
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street


7:00 PM – 7:20 PM

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

Zoning and Licensing Applications

7:20 PM – 7:40 PM
204 – 204A Hanover Street – Pomodoro Restaurant has applied to the Zoning Board of Appeal for a change of occupancy of the building from 1 apartment, 1 office and 1 retail store to 1 restaurant on the ground floor and basement and 2 residential apartments on the floors above. The building is a three-story masonry building which will be renovated. The restaurant will be owned and operated by Siobhan Carew, long-time operator of Pomodoro Restaurant at 319 Hanover Street, who will no longer be located at that address.

The violations are usable open space insufficient, rear yard insufficient, roof structure and building height restrictions, and off-street parking insufficient. The property is located in the Hanover Street Community Commercial zoning subdistrict, where restaurant is a conditional use in the basement and first story.

Polling of Member Preference

7:40 PM – 8:00 PM
Tia’s Restaurant – This recently purchased establishment, which is right on the NEWRA review boundary, has since that purchase, made a slight alteration to their entertainment policy. This was presented to NEWRA members at our last meeting. Further changes to the restaurant are likely to be proposed in the coming months. We would like to poll the members as to whether they feel that they should be allowed to vote on any upcoming changes. It is acknowledged that NEWRA would have to negotiate with the Wharf District Council in order for us to include the restaurant in our jurisdiction.

Update & Discussion

8:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Alcohol Licensing Legislation Currently Pending in the Legislature
We will update the members on potential changes to the state liquor licensing law currently being debated in the state legislature. The bill would have to pass by July 31st in order to beJuly approved this year. We have invited city and state lawmakers to attend and take comments and questions. These changes could be very significant.

City of Boston Recycling Presentation

8:30 PM – 8:50 PM
A representative of the city’s Public Works Department will speak to the importance of recycling now that the neighborhood has 2 days per week of recycling. We will also hear about what can and cannot be put into single stream recycling and how to properly dispose of those items which are not acceptable.