Government Police & Fire Transportation

LaMattina Sponsors “Scooter Parking” Hearing

The Boston City Council’s Committee on City and Neighborhood Services will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 2:00 PM in the Christopher Iannella Chamber, fifth floor, Boston City Hall. The subject of the hearing is: 1004 – Order for a hearing regarding regulation of scooter parking. This matter is sponsored by Read More…

Government Meetings Police & Fire

Meeting to Address Late Night Activity

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz invites people to discuss the problems addressed in the recent Boston Globe article, “Culture Clash in the North End” at Thursday’s October 1st NEWNC Public Safety meeting at the Nazzaro Center (30 N. Bennet St.) at 6:30 pm. Check the Calendar for details on all upcoming meetings and events. See also: Read More…

Government

Preliminary District 1 Election: LaMattina Receives 73% of Vote to Kulikoski’s 15%

Today’s preliminary election winnows down the field going into the November 3rd election day for the Mayoral and City Council seats. For Boston’s Mayoral election, it’s Menino vs Flaherty, eliminating the close 3rd in Yoon and McCrea in 4th. MAYOR THOMAS M. MENINO         41026     50.52% MICHAEL F. FLAHERTY        9459    Read More…

Community Government Real Estate

Fun Facts From Greenway Conservancy’s Annual Report – Following the Money

Browsing through the pages of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy’s Annual Report reveals some interesting facts about how the Conservancy is managing the parks. On the revenue side, State is providing nearly half of the funding being used for the burgeoning Conservancy. But the most surprising element that pops out from the numbers is on the expense side. Read More…

Government

Voter Education – Mayoral Candidate Q&A

Boston Mayoral and City Council Preliminary Election Tuesday, September 22Nine neighborhood associations across Boston joined together as part of a Boston Civic Coalition for Voter Education and submitted to the four Mayoral candidates; Mayor Thomas Menino, Councilor Michael Flaherty, Councilor Sam Yoon and Kevin McCrea, a questionnaire that addressed numerous issues, covering five major topics Read More…

Business Government Police & Fire

Segway Hearing Requested by Councilor LaMattina

City Councilor Sal LaMattina is calling for a hearing to discuss how the City should accommodate increasing Segway use on city streets and sidewalks. Segways are the 2-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicles uses for personal transportation. These upright mobility devices can reach speeds up to 13 miles per hour. Some interesting notes from the hearing request: Read More…

Government Health & Environment

Michlewitz Visits Clean Streets Committee Supporting Green Ticket Bill

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz attended this week’s NEWRA Clean Streets Committee meeting to speak about the Green Ticket Bill. Code Enforcement issues “Green Tickets” to trash violators with $25-$40 fines. Currently, the tickets are not very effective because so many are not being paid. Violators simply don’t take the tickets seriously. Michlewitz estimates over $5 Read More…

Community Government

Edward M. Kennedy and the North End

Here are a few articles from the coverage of the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy that relate to the North End/Waterfront neighborhood. Kennedy Left An Impression In A Thousand Little Ways By Monica Brady-Myerov, WBUR.org “… ANOTHER LASTING IMPRESSION KENNEDY MADE on the city of Boston was the Rose Kennedy Greenway, named after his Read More…

Government

Aaron Wins Again

North End Democrat Aaron Michlewitz overwhelmingly took the win in Tuesday’s Special Election for 3rd Suffolk District State Representative. Turnout was very light with just 2717 votes and Michlewitz receiving over 80% against South End Independent John Keith and Beacon Hill Republican David Trumbull. Aaron Michlewitz (D) 2190  votes    80.60% David Trumbull (R)       120  Read More…

Food & Drink Government Real Estate

NEWRA’s June Meeting Vote Summary

Here is a rundown of the issues and votes from the June 11th North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. It was announced that NEWRA’s membership is now at 317 members. NEWRA’s Zoning, Licensing & Construction (ZLC) Committee will be having an important meeting next Tuesday, June 23 (Pilot House, 7pm) to review and vote on Read More…

Government

NEWNC Meeting – New Members & Officers

At the June monthly meeting of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC), the officers for the coming year were announced: President Stephen Passacantilli Vice-President Marie Simboli Secretary Bill Lane Stephen replaces Bill Musto as President who did not run for another term. Marie replaces Aaron Michlewitz as Vice-President who may resign from the Council pending Read More…

Government Health & Environment Police & Fire

Motorcycle Noise Ordinance On Track

The North End/Waterfront is about to get a bit quieter. In preparation for a City Council vote, the Committee on Government Operations recommended on June 2nd to pass an ordinance regulating the noise levels of motorcycles. This follows a public hearing by the committee on May 26. The ordinance was introduced by District 1 Councilor Read More…