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Residents’ Association Reports: Officer Elections, Zoning/Licensing, Parks Update

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) reported on a number of neighborhood issues at its September meeting. Here is a summary and video timeline from the “Reports” part of the meeting.

(00:00 in video) NEWRA Officer Nominations Open – The NEWRA annual election is October 13th and the group is accepting nominations for its executive positions. Reaching term limits this cycle are President Ford Cavallari and Sergeant-at-arms Robyn Reed. Past President Jim Salini is heading up the Nomination Committee. Those interested in getting involved can contact NEWRA via their website.

(02:10) A Boston City Council oversight hearing is schedule for September 20th regarding the Boston Redevelopment Authority and urban renewal zones.

(02:50) Membership report by Mary McGee

(03:50) Parks and Open Spaces Committee report by Robyn Reed

  • Tree inventory/update
  • Prado / Paul Revere Mall renovation
  • Next parks meeting is November 1st, all welcome
  • Contact parks@newra.org to get involved or questions/inquiries

(08:40) Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee report by Victor Brogna

  • Review from last ZLC meeting
  • 25 Atlantic Avenue condo development – proponent is reviewing abutter comments
  • Monica’s Pizza – September 27th hearing scheduled at City Hall; NEWRA requests postponement
  • Upcoming at the September 27th ZLC meeting, 7pm, Mariner’s House, 2nd Floor:
    • 65 Atlantic Ave (Golden Goose) – proposal for new coffee shop / cafe
    • 17 Clark Street – building renovation

(15:45) President’s historical comment

Ed note: Apologies for the bad audio. The acoustics in the Nazzaro gymnasium were very poor. The regular meeting room was being used for the primary election.

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