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Five Candidates Running for Six Open Seats on North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC)

Candidates for the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) introduced themselves at this week’s meeting in preparation for the Saturday election on May 19th. View the video above to hear from the following five candidates, in ballot order:

1 – Joel “Jodi” Faller
2 – Patrick Bova
3 – John Pregmon (i)
4 – Brett Roman (i)
5 – Marie Simboli (i)
(i) = incumbent

Although six seats are open on NEWNC only five candidates are running for the two-year term, ensuring all will get on the council. To make it official, the council will still hold its election on Saturday, 10am-2pm, at the Nazzaro Center.

Not running for reelection is Gennaro Riccio. Also, Danielle D’Ambrosio and Michael Bonetti both resigned their seats earlier this year. The other six sitting members of the council with one more year remaining on their term include: Tina Natale, Carmine Guarino, Sean Hennessey, Damien DiPaola, Tania Green and Ashley McCarthy. Because of the lack in candidates, there will only be 11 NEWNC members.

Who can vote?

Any resident of the North End/Waterfront community at least 18 years old can vote—you do NOT need to be a registered voter in Massachusetts in order to vote. A North End resident (Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Ward 3) is anyone who appears on the City of Boston’s most recent census list, or anyone who does not appear on the most recent census list, but can produce adequate proof of residency. At a minimum, individuals who do not appear on the most recent census must produce at least one form of identification with a photograph, address within the North End/Waterfront community, and date of birth (unless age is not a question). Election officers at the polling location shall decide the sufficiency of the proof of residency.

You may vote for up to six candidates. The six candidates with the most votes will be elected for a two-year term and join the other current six members that have one year left remaining in their term.

What is NEWNC?

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) was created in 1984 by the City of Boston Mayor’s Office in an effort to increase communication between the neighborhoods and City departments and agencies. The NEWNC is comprised of twelve elected North End/Waterfront residents who serve as an advisory board to the City of Boston in municipal affairs. The NEWNC advises the City on issues affecting the quality of life in the North End/Waterfront area including, but not limited to, land use, development, clean streets, resident parking, public safety, residential and commercial expansion, and food and beverage licensing.

The NEWNC meets on the 2nd Monday of each month (excluding August) at 7:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center. All meetings are open to the general public.

The North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council’s 2018 Elections will be held on Saturday, May 19th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street.