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3 Things Friday: 5 Jackson Votes, Waterfront in Jeopardy, Fundraisers

Bob Somerville captures the last of this season’s daffodils

Three Things to Know for Tuesday, May 10, 2016:

1. The two neighborhood groups split this week on supporting a proposed addition at 5 Jackson Avenue. Just last night, the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted 15-22 to oppose the application while the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted unanimously to support it earlier in the week. Meeting videos and more details coming in a separate post!

2. Is the Boston waterfront in jeopardy? The Globe’s Shirley Leung talks about the Barr Foundation and its efforts to support planning to make the waterfront a “world-class public realm.” Read the story.

3. Wishing St. John School a successful auction fundraiser event tonight at Battery Wharf (more info) as well as to those organizing the Relay for Life benefit at Filippo’s (more info). It’s a big weekend with the Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Election Saturday 10-2pm at the Nazzaro Center. The Friends of the North End Branch Library are also holding a book sale. Get all the details on the Events Calendar.

Both the Fisherman’s Feast and St. Anthony’s Feast are in the running for Best Festival by the WGBH Boston A-List. Cast your vote here.

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One Reply to “3 Things Friday: 5 Jackson Votes, Waterfront in Jeopardy, Fundraisers

  1. I was very pleased to learn that Mr. & Mrs. Hostetter are becoming advocates for the rational and sensible development of Boston’s North End Waterfront.

    Boston has a long history of concerned private citizens engaging in the public development process and Boston has benefitted greatly from their efforts.

    In the last century the prominent Back Bay financier James Jackson Storrow single handedly encouraged the State Legislature to build the Charles River D, drain the fetid marshes, and develop the Esplanade as a public park.

    I hope the Hostetter’s and their Barr Foundation use his remarkable achievements as an example of what a private citizen can accomplish.

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