Featured Health & Environment

Gov. Baker Boosts Enforcement in Midst of Rising Cases; Postpones Step 2 of Phase III Indefinitely [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

The Downtown, North End, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay neighborhoods experienced a 50% increase in new cases this week with sixteen new cases reported by the Boston Public Health Commission’s weekly report through August 6th. The total number of cases for the downtown neighborhoods stand at 535, a rate of 96 per 10,000 residents. Visits Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment

Massachusetts Sees Uptick In Cases; Mayor Walsh Says Increase Not a Concern in Boston [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were 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 July 30th. The total number of cases for the downtown neighborhoods stands at 519, a rate of 93.1 per 10,000 residents. About 1.6% of all Emergency Department visits were Read More…

Featured Government Meetings

Elected Officials Discuss North End Projects; Homelessness in the Neighborhood; Cocktails To-Go; Police Reform Legislation

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. Follow along with the video or find it summarized below. Councilor Lydia Edwards (District 1) provided updates about North End improvements that were included in the City’s FY21 budget and other Read More…

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Massachusetts Issues Strict New Travel Guidelines, Non-Compliance Fines [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were five 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 July 23rd. The total number of cases for the downtown neighborhoods stands at 511, a rate of 91.7 per 10,000 residents. About 1.9% of all Emergency Department visits were Read More…

Community Featured Government Meetings

Mayor Walsh Provides Updates on COVID-19, Schools, Parking, Outdoor Dining, Parks & Violence

The North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) and North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) hosted a virtual joint meeting on Wednesday evening to talk with local elected officials about updates for the neighborhood in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Marty Walsh discussed the current COVID-19 data and the City’s reopening plan. Boston entered Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Officials Continue to Push the Importance of Face Coverings, Remaining Vigilant [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were nine 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 July 16th. The total number of cases for the downtown neighborhoods stands at 506, a rate of 90.8 per 10,000 residents. About 1.8% of all Emergency Department visits were Read More…

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Licensing Board Provides Outdoor Dining Updates to Neighborhood Council

Kathleen Joyce, Chairwoman of the Licensing Board, provided updates on COVID-19 guidelines for restaurants’ outdoor dining areas to the North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) during their July 2020 meeting. “I just wanted to reassure everyone on the call tonight, the North End is doing a good job,” started off Chairwoman Joyce. Following multiple complaints Read More…

Featured Meetings

Neighborhood Council Hears Updates on Phase III in Boston, Discusses N. Washington St. Bridge Progress

The North End/ Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) July 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 Wednesday, July 22nd at 6pm with local elected officials. Councilor Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Boston’s Museums & Fitness Centers Reopen Next Week, Data Continues Positive Trend for Reopening [COVID-19 Weekly Update]

There were eleven 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 July 9th. The total number of cases for the downtown neighborhoods stands at 497, a rate of 89.2 per 10,000 residents. The number of Emergency Department visits for COVID-19-like-illness Read More…