Featured Meetings

Neighborhood Council Votes Against Citizens Bank at 198 Hanover Street

Citizens Bank presented their petition at the September Neighborhood Council meeting for a conditional use permit for a bank and ATM at 198 Hanover Street, taking over the middle storefront of Charter Realty’s Cross Street building. The council voted 4-1 in opposition to Citizens Bank. Council members and meeting attendees had concerns about what the Read More…

Featured Meetings

33 North Margin Street Renovations Supported By Neighborhood Council

Attorney Dan Toscano presented plans for minor renovations at 33 North Margin Street to the Neighborhood Council at the September meeting. The owner is looking to enclose an existing first floor entryway, increase living space of the fourth-floor unit into the existing fifth floor space, and install a new roof deck. The Council voted 6-0 Read More…

Featured Meetings

Neighborhood Council Opposes 87 Salem Street Tobacco Shop

Applicant Nikant 87 Inc., represented by Attorney Michael Khoury, presented their petition to the Neighborhood Council at the July meeting to establish a retail store and glass blowing studio for tobacco and tobacco-related products at 87 Salem Street. The Council voted unanimously in opposition to the shop. Watch the full video and follow along with the Read More…

Meetings

Neighborhood Council July Committee Reports [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) held its July 2018 meeting this week, starting with a series of community reports from council members and the offices of local officials. Follow along with this video summary and timeline. (00:39) President John Pregmon gives an update on the Starbucks proposal for 198 Hanover Street. Both Citizens Read More…

Featured Meetings Real Estate

Starbucks Proposal Deferred Indefinitely; Peets Coffee Closing Friday

Petitions for both Citizens Bank and Starbucks at 198 Hanover Street have been deferred indefinitely, as announced at the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting on Monday night by President John Pregmon. Pregmon said he spoke to Attorney Daniel Toscano, who represents Starbucks Coffee Company, earlier on Friday and both items were removed Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment Meetings

Inspectional Services Commissioner Talks Trash and Rats at Neighborhood Council [Video]

Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Commissioner, William “Buddy” Christopher led a spirited discussion at the June 2018 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). ISD is responsible for enforcing Boston’s building, zoning and sanitary codes. The first resource for residents and business owners is the 311 hotline, 617-635-4500, available online at Boston.gov/311 or Download the app for iOS or Android. (Call Read More…

Featured Meetings Real Estate

Occupancy Change at 20 Moon St. Tabled at Neighborhood Council on Roof Deck and AirBnb Concerns [Video]

The property owner of 20 Moon Street, Jonathan Raisz, is petitioning the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) to change the legal occupancy of the existing building from one commercial / four residential to a five unit residential dwelling. The proposal would make the garden level unit residential, which is currently zoned as commercial. The Read More…

Community Meetings Real Estate

27 Sheafe Street Unit Increase Supported by Neighborhood Council & Residents’ Association [Video]

Developer Peter McGuinness has petitioned to change the legal occupancy of 27 Sheafe Street from five units to eight units. Mr. McGuinness was represented at the June 11, 2018 North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting by Attorney Daniel Toscano and Giancarlo Tiberi of Core Property Group management company. Existing units are in a old-style “train” Read More…

Featured Meetings

Neighborhood Council Meeting Community Reports [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) held its June 2108 meeting this week, starting with a series of community reports from council members and the offices of local officials. Follow along with this video summary and timeline. (00:00 in video) President’s Report – John Pregmon NEAA All Star Game set for June 23rd at Read More…

Event Notices

Neighborhood Council June 11 Agenda: Knights of Columbus Building, 20 Moon St., 27 Sheafe St., 97 Salem St., & Chat with Boston Inspectional Services

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, June 11, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. There will be a discussion on converting the Knights of Columbus building at 41 North Margin Street to affordable elderly housing. Three petitions will be presented Read More…

Community Government

Neighborhood Council Announces New Executive Officers for 2018-2019 Term

The 2018-2019 North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council announced new officers following its annual election.  NEWNC executives were appointed by fellow council members in executive session. 2018-2019 NEWNC Officers President – John Pregmon Vice-President – Brett Roman Secretary – Tina Natale Sergeant at Arms – Marie Simboli There are currently a total of 11 members on the Neighborhood Council. Read More…

Community Real Estate

15 Snow Hill Street Zoning Variance Receives Neighborhood Council Support

A zoning variance request at 15 Snow Hill Street received unanimous support at the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). The property owner wishes to legalize the current occupancy, increasing the number of units on record from three to four residential units. All four renovated units will include full sprinkler and fire alarms. View Read More…