Community Government

Don’t Forget to Vote in the Neighborhood Council Election – Saturday, May 16th 10am-2pm

Polls are open Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 N. Bennet Street, North End, Boston. All North End / Waterfront residents, age 18 and older, can vote to fill the 6 seats in this year’s election. The voting area is defined to include Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Ward 3 and the Waterfront’s Precinct 6 (to Harbor Towers and Rowes Wharf). Please bring an ID or proof of residency.

Meet the candidates in the below video who are running in the annual election for North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). There are eight candidates vying for six open seats on the twelve person council. The video is from the candidate forum where each introduced themselves and made a statement. In ballot order, here is the video timeline.

  1. Jorge Mendoza (00:00 in video)
  2. Carmine Guarino (01:45)
  3. Philip Frattaroli (03:15)
  4. Ralph Verrocchi (04:30)
  5. David Marx (04:50)
  6. Alessandra Susi (06:30)
  7. Sean Hennessey (08:00)
  8. Maria Lanza (11:05)

Councilors not up for election this year and starting their second term year on NEWNC are Jessica Dello Russo, Ryan Kenny, John Pregmon, Gennaro Riccio, Marie Simboli and Anne Devlin Tagliaferro.

About the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC)
NEWNC was created in 1985 by the Mayor’s Office in an effort to increase communication between the neighborhoods and city agencies. NEWNC is comprised of twelve North End/Waterfront residents who serve as an advisory board to the City of Boston in municipal affairs.  Council members are elected to a two-year term and terms are staggered so that six seats are filled each year.  The Council meets on the second Monday of each month. For more information visit: