Three incumbent members of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) are not running for re-election, implying some new names will be on this year’s ballot. Anne Devlin Tagliaferro, Ryan Kenny and Jessica Dello Russo are NOT expected to run for re-election, leaving John Pregmon, Marie Simboli and Gennaro Ricco as the only incumbents running for one of the six open seats in the May 14th neighborhood election. The NEWNC election could still be competitive, however, with several new residents having pulled nomination papers.

Nominations papers are still available at the the Nazzaro Center front desk and must be submitted by Monday, May 2nd at 5:00 p.m. The nomination forms MUST have at least 40 signatures from North End / Waterfront residents (Ward 3, Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4), 18 years or older.

NEWNC’s annual election is on Saturday, May 14, 2016, 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, are eligible to run and vote for one of the 6 seats to be filled in this year’s election. A candidates night will be held on May 9th at the NEWNC meeting, 7:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street.

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This year, write-in candidates will NOT be allowed. Only residents that comply with the signature process will appear on the ballot. Also new to the process, candidates must sign a confirmation statement that they will uphold NEWNC by-laws.

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 at 6 PM in the Nazzaro Center,  30 North Bennet Street.  Service on the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council requires attendance at least two community meetings per month, generally beginning at 6 PM and ending before 9 PM.  For more information visit www.newncboston.org.

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