Neighborhood Council Reports and Community Updates

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The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) held its September 2019 meeting this week starting off with a number of notable reports and community updates. Watch the video above or skip to points of interest with this timeline.

(00:17) Announcements from Vice President John Pregmon:

The North End Street Sale will be taking place on Saturday, September 28th outside the Nazzaro Center at the Polcari Playground from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Basketball signups will be starting soon for the North End knights, grades 3 through high school. Practices will start at the end of October. Contact John Pregmon for details.

Columbus Day is celebrated biannually in the North End. This year there will be a reception on Friday, October 11 recognizing Fred & Joseph “Pepi” Giangregorio, longtime community members and owners of Green Cross Pharmacy. A parade will take place on Sunday, October 13 beginning at City Hall and 1 p.m.

(2:22) President Brett Roman spoke about changes to the North End Youth Hockey program. Additionally, NEWNC has agreed to review applications for presentations in advance, so that issues such as petitions coming off the agenda last minute (which was the case with the 51 N. Margin St. presentation scheduled for this meeting) doesn’t happen. NEWNC will be making these changes to their bylaws and will update meeting attendees in the coming months.

Public Safety Committee – Chair Patrick Bova was not present. View the latest police blotter here, as well as the latest crime report.

(4:32) Greenway Committee – Chairman Carmine Guarino reported on Greenway activities, including the 9/11 Service Project hosted by the Massachusetts Military Families Heroes Fund, a Boston Calling Block Party at Dewey Square on September 12 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., and Moonlight Yoga by PEACE on September 14th from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

(5:34) Harborfront Neighborhood Alliance – No new business. Reports forthcoming.

(5:56) RUFF Committee Chair Ashley Leo reminded those in attendance about Puppies and Politics, an upcoming event with District One Councilor Lydia Edwards taking place on September 12th in the Prince Street Dog Park from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Additionally, RUFF is reaching out to new residents to inform on pet policy regarding cleanup, etc.

(6:32) Parking and Traffic Committee – Chair Jody Faller noted the planned implementation of monthly NEWNC polling designed to capture feedback from residents on their top-of-mind traffic and parking concerns.

The next two NEWNC meetings will take place on the second Tuesday instead of Monday, due to holidays. The dates of the meetings will be Tuesday, October 15 and Tuesday, November 12. Follow NEWNC for the latest updates on Twitter @NEWNCBoston.

Meeting video recorded by Amanda Stoll.

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