Featured Food & Drink

Proposal Could Add More North End Liquor Licenses

A proposal to grant the City of Boston additional liquor licenses, North End included, has been announced by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley. It appears, the proposal is part of an ongoing effort to attract new businesses and restaurants, encourage expansion of current establishments and support Boston’s growing economy. Reportedly, the Read More…

Food & Drink

Ward 8 Owner, Nick Frattaroli, Taking Over 5 North Square Restaurant

Gennaro’s 5 North Square restuarant is changing hands from Gerry Riccio to Nick Frattaroli, owner of Ward 8 Restaurant on N. Washington Street. The all-alcohol license transfer was supported by the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) on December 12, 2016. Frattaroli was represented by Attorney William Ferullo and Manager Michael Wyatt. The new establishment is Read More…

Food & Drink

“North End Has Been Adequately Served” Says Licensing Board in Rejecting Liquor Licenses

None of the five all-alcohol license upgrades awarded Thursday by the Boston Licensing Board went to North End establishments. “I think the North End has been adequately served” (by existing licenses), said board member Keeana Saxon. The North End and Chinatown already have a “saturation of licenses,” added Liam Curran with support by Chair Christine Pulgini on the Read More…

Commentaries Government Meetings

NEWRA President Objects to City Hall’s Conflicting Liquor License & Nursing Home Meetings

North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) President Ford Cavallari penned the following message to City Councilor Sal LaMattina regarding scheduling conflicts from City Hall offices. Sal, I’m sure you’ve seen that the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) is holding five liquor-license-related abutters meetings in the North End at exactly the same time as your very important Read More…

Food & Drink

Five North End Restaurants Apply for All-Alcohol Licenses

Five North End restaurants are pursuing new and upgraded all-alcohol licenses that recently became available at the Boston Licensing Board this September. Applicants include Crudo, Carmelina’s, Strega, Antico Forno and Terramia. The limited number of unrestricted licenses are highly sought after with each valued at upwards of $300,000. Applicants from throughout the city are expected to apply. Read More…

Government

State House Rundown on Last Minute Legislation & Local Initiatives

These last few days of the State’s legislative session saw a flurry of activity, with several legislative items having local impact. We caught up with State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz for a rundown on issues that could impact the neighborhood. Michlewitz represents the Third Suffolk District including the North End / Waterfront, South End and parts of Read More…

Business Food & Drink

North End Oyster Plans on Salem Street Supported by Neighborhood Groups

Described as “Neptune Oyster on steroids”, North End Oyster is making plans to open at 74-76 Salem Street in the location currently occupied by Urban Cantina. The N.E.O. application was presented this week to the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) by Manager David Dellenbaugh and Attorney Read More…

Event Notices

April 11th NEWNC Agenda: North End Oyster, Transportation Commissioner, Greenway Update, Zoning Relief!

North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council Website: www.NEWNCBoston.org Email: info@newncboston.org NEWNC AGENDA Monday, April 11, 2016, 7:00PM Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street 1.   Welcome:  NEWNC President 2.   Call to order & Roll Call:  NEWNC President 3.   Meeting Protocol:  NEWNC Vice President 4.   Committee Reports: a.  Resident Parking/Traffic Committee: Ryan Kenny b.  Public Safety Committee: Sean Hennessy Read More…