Residents Association Neighborhood Reports [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) held its monthly meeting on December 8, 2016. A topic summary is shown below with a timeline for the above video so you can jump to items of interest.

(00:00 in video) President’s Report – Mary McGee

(02:00) NEWRA 2017 membership – New members and renewals welcome (online here). Discussion regarding possible bylaw vote to increase membership dues from $10 to $20 per year.

(06:00) Parks and Open Spaces Committee report by Robyn Reed
New trees on Hanover Street under review (small and fragile) for tree cages
Cutillo Park – harmful activity under discussion with Boston Police; new signage
Prado / Paul Revere Mall – advocating for upcoming renovation, now funded
Next Parks and Open Spaces meeting is January 3, 2017, 7pm, Mariner’s House, 2nd Fl.

(12:50) 115 Winthrop Place update by David Kubiak regarding the proposal for up to 775 foot height tower redevelopment and its impact on shadows across Boston parks. Next public meeting on December 19th, 290 Congress St., 2nd Floor, 6:30 p.m.

(18:20) Congratulations to NEWRA Treasurer, Jennifer Crampton and family, on the birth of a baby girl!

(19:00) Zoning, Licensing & Construction report by Victor Brogna
No objection letters sent regarding zoning relief at 112-115 Fulton Street (balcony enclosure) and 468 Commercial Street (business to residential use).
Next ZLC Committee meeting is January 3rd (note date change), 7pm, Mariner’s House, 2nd Fl.
Tentative agenda items: 3-5 Quincy Court (new addition), 5 North Square (license transfer)

(25:10) Public Safety Committee report by David Marx. See separate post here.

(28:40) Councilor LaMattina is hosting a hearing regarding the regulation of short-term rentals in Boston (i.e., AirBnb) on Monday, December 12th at City Hall, 5th Floor, 4:00 p.m. The public is welcome to testify. (See separate post here.)