Video: Neighborhood Reports and Urban Renewal Discussion at Residents’ Association Meeting

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) held its monthly meeting on December 10, 2015 at the Nazzaro Community Center. NEWRA executives and committee heads presented various reports summarized below and shown in full via the above video. In addition, starting at the 24 minute mark in the video, NEWRA executives discuss the recent BRA board approval for its 10-year Urban Renewal Powers extension.

(00:00 in video) Welcome and introductions

(02:00) Maria Lanza, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services – Announcements from City Hall

  • N. Washington Bridge Reconfiguration Meeting on Dec. 16th, 6:30pm, West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street
  • Free 2 Hour Meter Holiday Parking – Enter ‘617617’ into the ParkBoston App through January 2nd
  • Imagine Boston 2030 – Visioning Sessions Open (Contact

(07:00) President’s Report and Announcements – Ford Cavallari

(08:30) Urban Renewal Extension Approved by BRA Board

(10:30) Public Safety Report – David Marx (See separate post here)

(13:20) Membership Committee Report – Mary McGee and Ann DeLuca

(20:50) Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee Report – Victor Brogna

  • Next ZLC Agenda includes: 4 Cleveland Place – Conversion from 1 family to 3 family residence
  • NEWRA has written 15 letter this years, of which 11 were ‘no opposition’ and 2 were to ‘oppose’
  • 1 letter opposing BRA Urban Renewal Extension
  • Next ZLC Committee meeting on December 15, 2015, 7pm, Mariner’s House, 11 North Square

(24:00) Urban Renewal Extension Discussion on BRA Board Approval

NEWRA Executives lead a discussion on the recent unanimous approval by the BRA Board to extend for 10 years the agency’s urban renewal powers over parts of Boston, including the North End Waterfront.

2 Replies to “Video: Neighborhood Reports and Urban Renewal Discussion at Residents’ Association Meeting

  1. There may be an error in the summary above regarding the date of the N. Washington Bridge Reconfiguration meeting. The note indicates December 18, but in the video Maria Lanza states the meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 16. I’m not sure which is accurate but one must be incorrect.

    1. Thank you for the correction, MaryGaye. The meeting is on Wednesday, Dec 16th, 6:30pm at the West End Museum. I’ve updated the post above. –Matt

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