June 2017 Residents Association Meeting Community Reports [Video]

The June 2017 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) covered several community reports. A summary is shown below. Use the timeline to jump to different topics of interest.

(00:00): Welcome – NEWRA President Mary McGee

(02:45): Parks & Open Spaces – Robyn Reed

  • Prado improvements meeting coming later in June, TBA on Parks and City websites.
  • Tree cages are being installed on Hanover street and being watched on Commercial Street.
  • Sunday, June 25th at 4 PM there will be Opera at Christopher Columbus Park
  • Saturday, July 1st, from 12 PM – 4 PM there will be an Independence Day celebration
  • Free Summer Concert Series every Thursday in July hosted by NEMPAC
  • The Zip Line is now open on the Greenway

Parks and Open Spaces meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 PM at the Mariner’s House. The next meeting is in August.

(05:25): Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee – Victor Brogna

  • 32 Charter Street wants to expand a first floor residential unit. The apartment as it is now is a three bedroom and one bathroom unit. The plans to change the apartment call for three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. It is thought to potentially be student housing, but some NEWRA members believe it could be used for Air BNB

(07:10): Summer Party Volunteers Needed

  • The Residents’ Association Summer party needs volunteers to set a date and form a committee around organizing the party.

(07:38) Public Safety Report – David Marx

  • Year-to-date in BPD District A-1, crime incidents are up 2% over the last year.
  • Over the past month, there was one robbery, one aggravated assault, one break-in and four larcenies.
  • The Tall Ships event on June 17th are seen as a High Risk event. The police presence will be equivalent to Super Bowl-like security. Over one million visitors are expected by the organizers of the Tall Ships event.

See the full report from the June Public Safety Meeting here.

(09:38): Jennifer Crampton

  • Lewis Wharf Hotel will not be built as proposed.
  • There is still land that can be built on in that area, and the Residents’ Association is watching closely for an activity.
  • See this post on the State’s decision.

The Next Residents’ Association Meeting will be on Thursday, July 13, 2017, 7:00 PM at the Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street.