Arts & Culture Featured

Fate of Vandalized Columbus Statue Remains Undetermined

Boston Art Commission (BAC) hosted a virtual meeting on Tuesday afternoon to continue the discussion regarding the vandalized Christopher Columbus statue. Although Mayor Marty Walsh recently announced the statue would not be returning to its pedestal on the waterfront, the BAC proceedings seemed to indicate that no final decision about the statue’s future has been Read More…

Business Featured Food & Drink

Neighborhood Council & Residents’ Association Support Forcella Extension

The North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and the North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) both voted unanimously to support the extension of Forcella restaurant into an adjacent space at 37 North Square. The restaurant presently occupies approximately 400 square feet with twenty-eight seats pre-COVID. Due to the current physical distancing requirements, Forcella’s existing space Read More…

Featured Meetings

Neighborhood Council Committee Reports; Council to Draft Pinnacle Opposition Letter; Updates from A-1 Captain

The North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) October 2020 meeting started with a series of notable reports and updates, summarized below. John Romano, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services: The eviction and mortgage moratorium will end on October 17th. Registration deadline to vote in the November 3rd election is on October 24th. NEWNC Committee Reports: Greenway Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Featured

Christopher Columbus Statue to be Replaced by Italian Immigrant Statue in North End’s Waterfront Park; Knights Will Display Old Statue

Mayor Marty Walsh announced on Monday evening to the North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) that the fragile condition of the Columbus statue after its recent beheading by vandals means that it will not be returning to its pedestal in Christopher Columbus Park. Instead, the Boston Arts Commission will begin a process to design and Read More…

Meetings

Neighborhood Council Oct. 5 Agenda: Mayor Walsh Provides Update on Christopher Columbus Statue, A-1 Captain Ciccolo, Forcella Seeks Expansion

Agenda addition: Mayor Walsh will attend this meeting to provide updates on the Christopher Columbus Statue and take feedback from the community on the review process. The North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom. This month’s meeting will be held on the Read More…

Meetings

Residents’ Association Oct. 8 Agenda: Forcella Seeks Expansion, Election of Officers Postponed

The North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom.  The meeting will hear from a petitioner at 33 North Square will present their proposal to extend their existing restaurant Forcella into the adjacent vacant space at 37 North Square in order to accommodate Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Two Charged in Connection to Holyoke Soldiers’ Home COVID-19 Outbreak; Brigham & Women’s Sees Cluster Among Staff and Patients [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were fourteen new COVID-19 cases this week in the Downtown, North End, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay neighborhoods, according to the Boston Public Health Commission’s weekly report through September 24th. Visits to the Emergency Department for COVID-19-like-illness decreased from 2.6% to 2.1%. The City of Boston reported 16,924 total cases with 410 new cases this week Read More…

Community Featured Government Meetings

Elected Officials Discuss FY21 Budget; Restaurant Relief; Developments Impacting North End & Waterfront

The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) hosted a virtual joint meeting to hear updates from local elected officials on Tuesday evening. Follow along with the video or find points of interest summarized below. Senator Joe Boncore provided updates regarding restaurant relief, transportation, police reform legislature, and the Commonwealth’s budget. Read More…

Event Notices Featured Meetings

Residents’ Association & Neighborhood Council Meeting with Mayor Walsh & Elected Officials Sept. 22

The North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) and the North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) will hold a meeting with elected officials on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom. Mayor Marty Walsh, Senator Joe Boncore, Councilor Lydia Edwards, Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George, Councilor Ed Flynn, and Representative Aaron Michlewitz will provide updates on important Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Massachusetts’s Positive Test Rate Remains Below 1% [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were twenty-eight new COVID-19 cases this week in the Downtown, North End, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay neighborhoods, according to the Boston Public Health Commission’s weekly report through September 17th. Visits to the Emergency Department for COVID-19-like-illness increased from 1.9% to 2.6%. The City of Boston reported 16,514 total cases with 408 new cases this week according Read More…

Featured Meetings

Neighborhood Council Committee Reports; Updates From Save Boston’s Waterfront & Old North

The North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) September 2020 meeting started with a series of notable reports and updates, summarized below. Brett Roman, NEWNC President’s Report: Members were reminded that the North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) and NEWNC will host a joint meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd at 7pm with local elected officials. Agenda Read More…

Business Government

City Council Considers Proposal for Residential Kitchen Permits for Entrepreneurs

At-Large City Councilor Julia Mejia offered a proposal to the City Council during their Wednesday meeting to consider offering residential kitchen permits in the City of Boston. A residential kitchen, also known as cottage food operations, is a kitchen located in a private home. There are two types of residential kitchen permits: retail and wholesale. Read More…