The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council’s (NEWNC) 2016-2017 year is underway! NEWNC is comprised of volunteers who are elected to sit on the Council for a two year term, and who collectively serve as an advisory board to the City of Boston. NEWNC advises the city on issues affecting the quality of life in the community including, but not limited to land use, development, clean streets, resident parking, public safety, and food and beverage licensing. These issues are deeply important to the quality of life in the North End and the Council treats them accordingly. NEWNC members are all honored and humbled by their roles as representatives of the North End community and take these responsibilities seriously. As such, it is fundamental to the effectiveness of the Council we have feedback from the community. Please join us at our upcoming meetings so we can hear from you on matters impacting the North End.

NEWNC meets on the second Monday of each month with all meetings open to the public, and we welcome your attendance and participation. Our next meeting will take place on September 12th, at 7 p.m., at the Nazzaro Center. There, we will provide community updates and vote on several items that will impact the community. Also, a new addition to our agenda this year is our Community Chat. This portion of the agenda allows us to address issues directly impacting the North End community as they arise. For instance, our June meeting’s Community Chat focused on Partners’ appalling decision to close its Spaulding Rehab nursing home and allowed North End residents to have their voices heard on this important matter. Our July’s Community Chat was allocated to the various feast societies in order for them to both describe the history of their respective societies and also broadcast their importance to the North End in preserving its history, supporting local community groups, and through their event sponsorships and other charitable donations. Our September Community Chat will include a representative from Public Works and be centered on how their services impact the quality of life in the North End, and how we can work together to enhance living in the North End.

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Please join us at our September meeting and participate in these vital discussions. If you have any topics for an upcoming Community Chat or any other questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact NEWNC directly through our website NEWNCBoston.org.

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