The future of 283 Hanover Street was discussed at a brief Neighborhood Council meeting on Monday, January 8th, 2018. Attorney Daniel Toscano represented Frank and Karen Pellino, who wish to open a sit down restaurant at the Hanover Street location. The Council gave unanimous support to the Pellino’s new proposed restaurant.
Currently, Frank and Karen own Pellino’s Ristorante on Little Prince Street. They recently purchased 283 Hanover Street and wish to open a homemade pasta themed restaurant that will seat 30 people. The Pellinos are planning on applying for a beer and wine with cordials license for the restaurant as well.
The new yet-to-be-named eatery will be replacing the old Pinkberry on the first floor. The hours of operation will be from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the weekdays, and then extended to 12 a.m. on the weekends. Frank Pellino said that there were no plans for a valet service in front of his new building.
The Pellino’s plan to keep the rest of the building as is with three 700 square feet apartments. The third and fourth floors will be continued to be leased to the people currently living there, but they will make use of the second floor apartment for other family members.
Attorney Toscano said that the sign on the front of the building will be simple and will definitely not be neon. With over 40 years in the restaurant business, and restaurants in the North End and in Marblehead, Attorney Toscano said of the Pellino family, “They have a tremendous amount of experience in the restaurant business.”
President’s Report – John Pregmon
On January 28th at 1 p.m. there will be bingo at the Nazzaro Center provided by North End Against Drugs. The organization is running 20 games with prizes. The entry fee is $25 dollars, but if N.E.A.D. receives payment prior to January 22nd, there is an early bird pricing available. For more information, contact John Pregmon.
The Neighborhood Council is looking for suggestions for Community Chats at the next council meetings. Topic ideas include: rats, trash, dog droppings,
Maria Lanza – Department of Neighborhood Services
- Mayor Marty Walsh was inaugurated into his second term as the Mayor of Boston on January 1st, 2018.
- On Wednesday, January 10th “What Does Dementia Mean for me and my Community?” panel discussion will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in room 801 at City Hall
- The Community Preservation Act passed in November 2017 will have a community presentation forum. Hosted by City Council President Andrea Campbell, the forum will take place at 6 p.m. on January 18th at the Lilla Frederick School in Dorchester.
- The second Langone and Puopolo Park meeting will take place at the Nazzaro Center on Tuesday January 23rd at 6:30 p.m.
- Winter Weather Guide
Resident Parking/Traffic Committee – Danielle D’Ambrosio
- Parking and traffic in the North End has been “a mess” due to the snow piling up.
- Call 311 with any issues.
Public Safety Committee – Tania Green
December Public Safety Concerns:
- A suspect with a gun stole small items and fled on foot from a Cooper Street variety store.
- An aggravated assault victim on Hanover and Prince Streets wouldn’t give information and did not press charges
- 7 larcenies in December
- 2 at CVS on Hanover Street
- One pocketbook was stolen at a Hanover Street restaurant.
- Four package thefts