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3 Things for Thursday: Primary Election Day, NEWRA Meeting, Parking Permits and Unfinished Business

Three Things to Know for Thursday, September 8th!

1. Social Media Snapshot: A ground level view of St. Stephen’s Church!

2. Notable news found from alternate sources:

Get back to work, Boston. Here’s a list of unfinished business.

The summer haze is fading and its back to the long list of unfinished business in Boston, like Don Chiofaro’s Harbor Garage. The proposed redevelopment of the site could see a structure up to 600 feet tall. View The Boston Globe for more on the background of this contentious proposal.

Councilor Zakim Pushes to Modernize Street Occupancy Permit Program

With parking being so scarce in Boston, many of those street parking spaces that are already limited are being taken up by things like street occupancy permits used for construction, repair, and demolition. City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina noted that this a huge issue in the North End with parking being so scare and would like to see the ordinance pass. Beacon Hill Times has details on the proposed ordinance!

3. Events scheduled today on the community calendar:

7:00am Primary Election Day. View the polling locations serving most NorthEnd/Waterfront residents, candidates and races, view the complete election roundup.

6:00pm Exhibition reception – Nicole Alexandra Cacchiotti.  Please join us for the opening reception – I AM Books, the country’s first Italian American bookstore, is situated in the heart of the North End, Boston’s iconic Italian neighborhood. Opening in 2015, the bookstore serves as a cultural hub for locals and visitors interested in diving into the rich world of Italian and Italian American literature, history, research, art and more. [I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston].

6:00pm Mega Musical Chairs at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. 2nd Annual Mega Musical Chairs will bring competition with live music by the Cocek! Kick off the weekend with a twist on a childhood classic! Come participate in musical mayhem in Faneuil Hall Marketplace’s 2nd annual Mega Musical Chairs competition. This free, one-of-a-kind event will commence at 6:00pm, with live musical accompaniment by Cocek Brass Band!

7:00pm NEWRA Monthly MeetingThe North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hold its monthly members voting meeting at the Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street. The meeting is open to the community. View the agenda here.

Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.

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3 Replies to “3 Things for Thursday: Primary Election Day, NEWRA Meeting, Parking Permits and Unfinished Business

  1. Parking in the Northend – I see several issues around parking in the Norhtend: on any day (especially weekends) there are so many cars parked that do not have stickers. People seem to think that Friday – Sunday they can park. If you work nights and weekends coming home it is impossible to find a place to park. With the college kids coming to town, many more cars are parked without stickers on weekends.So I suggest ticketing on these days.

    I see people with one ticket in the same space for 2 or 3 days. Should they not have a new ticket for each day?

    Perhaps with all the road work going on residents could get a discount in the garages.

    1. illegally parking in resident parking should be at least a $100 fine and a tow (tickets help the city, but not residents); 585 Commercial Street should be resident-only parking on nights/weekends; handicap spaces in the north end need to be audited as there appears to be too many with many being illegally used or abused; the valet parking on hanover street needs to be seriously reevaluated as to whether it is truly equitable to all north end stakeholders (hint: it isn’t); the bra lot on cross street should be open to all residents.

  2. Agree 100% with both points above. It’s cheaper to get a ticket than to park legally in any of the local garages and that makes no sense.

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