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…

Event Notices

March 14th NEWNC Agenda: Transportation Commissioner, Zoning Relief, Lucia Transfer, Old North Water Wall

North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council Website: www.NEWNCBoston.org Email: info@newncboston.org NEWNC AGENDA Monday, March 14, 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 Read More…

Community Food & Drink

Crudo Receives Neighborhood Council Support for All-Alcohol License [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted 5-2 in support of an all-alcohol license upgrade for Crudo North End LLC. Crudo is a sushi and Japanese fusion restaurant located at 78 Salem Street in Boston’s North End that opened in the Summer 2015. Representing Crudo manager Nicholas Leo, Attorney Daniel Toscano presented to NEWNC Read More…

Community Food & Drink

Residents Association Slams Process For New Liquor Licenses [Video]

North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) President Ford Cavallari called out the “elephant in the room” at the group’s February meeting, referring to the new all-alcohol licenses recently granted by the Boston Licensing Board. [See All-Alcohol License Upgrades Granted to Three North End Restaurants] “Royal Rumble” and “gifts of up to $350,000” were the terms used by NEWRA Read More…

Food & Drink

All-Alcohol License Upgrades Granted to Three North End Restaurants

The Boston Licensing Board granted three all-alcohol licenses to North End restaurants this week. The new awards come as part of the ten new citywide licenses up for grabs as a result of 2014 State legislation. The new licenses are ‘upgrades’ for existing beer and wine licenses. The latter will be returned to the city and eventually re-granted to other Read More…

Food & Drink

Local Restaurants Receive Community Support for All-Alcohol License Upgrades [Video]

Dozens of residents, business owners, and restaurateurs listened to local restaurants who are applying for an upgrade to an all-alcoholic beverage license. Presenting in hopes of gaining community support, seven North End restaurants are vying for one of the eight remaining upgrades that are currently available from the City of Boston.  Maria Lanza from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services chaired the meeting, Read More…

Food & Drink

North End Restaurants Get a Jump on New All-Alcohol Licenses

Several North End restaurants presented their applications for one of the new all-alcohol licenses coming available in Boston this year. In 2014, the State legislature raised the city’s 970 limit by adding 75 new licenses. Sixty of the new licenses are being designated for underserved neighborhoods (Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill, and Read More…

Business Food & Drink

North End Business: Comings and Goings

After last year’s big news that Salem Street True Value Hardware store is closing, a number of other business ‘comings and goings’ are happening as we enter 2016. Twilight Boutique is closing after 9 years at 12 Fleet Street. Shop owner Alison Barnard will continue to operate in-jean-ius at 441 Hanover Street. Just in time for your Read More…