Event Notices

Neighborhood Council Sept. 9 Agenda: 8-12 Battery St., 51 N. Margin St., Housing Court, and Old North Capital Improvement Funding

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. At this month’s meeting, the council will hear two petitions – one for a roof deck at 8-12 Battery Street and one for a new structure Read More…

Featured Meetings

Four Sculptures to be Installed at North Square

Anne Hirsch and Jeremy Angier from A+J Art+Design presented an update on the North Square art project and the four sculptures designed for the Square at the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) July meetings. A+J Art+Design was selected to create the artwork for the renovated Read More…

Featured Government Meetings

Burgeoning Community Preservation Program Supports Affordable Housing, Parks and Historic Preservation

The director of Boston’s Community Preservation Program, Christine Poff, spoke at this week’s North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting about the 2-year old Community Preservation Act (CPA) and the projects it has supported locally in the North End and Downtown Boston. As a refresher, the Community Preservation Act is the State Law that Read More…

Community Featured Meetings Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Council Reports and Community Updates

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) held its July 2019 meeting this week starting off with a number of notable reports and community updates. Follow the updates using this video timeline and summary. (00:00 in video) Welcome and Roll Call – NEWNC President Brett Roman (01:00) Meeting protocol – NEWNC Vice President John Read More…

Community Featured Meetings Real Estate

Council Unanimously Opposes Addition at 49 Charter Street [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted unanimously on Monday night to oppose a proposal to add a one-story addition at 49-49R Charter Street. The petition also calls for legalizing the basement and boosting the occupancy from six to eight residences. Abutters with 4th and 5th floor windows facing the property adamantly objected Read More…

Event Notices

Neighborhood Council July 8 Agenda: 49-49A Charter Street, Community Preservation Act, North Square Sculptures

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 8, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. At this month’s meeting, the council will hear a petition for an increase in occupancy at 49-49A Charter Street. There will also be a presentation on Read More…

Community

Public Works Officials Discuss Trash Collection Changes, Effective July 1st

Chris Osgood, Boston’s Chief of Streets, and Brian Coughlin, Public Works Superintendent, addressed the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) this week regarding the upcoming changes to citywide trash collection services. Specifically, there is a new weekly schedule and pickup start time for the North End and downtown neighborhoods. North End / Waterfront trash Read More…

Community Health & Environment Meetings

Plastic Bag Ban Discussed at Neighborhood Council [Video]

Boston’s new plastic bag ban was discussed at the June 2019 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). Ian Donnelly, Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Boston Environment Department, spoke to the group about how City is communicating and enforcing the ban across businesses in Boston. To date, the city has not been Read More…

Community Featured Meetings Photos & Videos

New Officers Announced for North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC)

New officers have been announced this week at the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). President Brett Roman takes over from John Pregmon who served the maximum three years under NEWNC’s by-laws. Pregmon remains an officer as Vice President. Marie Simboli is serving as Sergeant-at-arms and Tina Natale as Secretary. The appointments were announced Read More…

Featured Meetings Real Estate

Neighborhood Council Opposes New Development at 97 Salem Street

In a vote of 1-8, the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted to oppose a new development at 97 Salem Street. The current one-story property is occupied by Curator and the former location of Boston Common Coffee. The new petition is brought by Salem Street Realty Trust, controlled by former North Enders Robert Read More…

Featured Health & Environment Meetings

Speak for the Trees Working to Broaden Boston’s Green Canopy

Speak for the Trees co-founder, David Meshoulam, recently spoke to North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) regarding the burgeoning non-profit’s effort to broaden Boston’s tree canopy. A tree census is a high priority for the group, counting all trees in the City of Boston by the end of 2020. Each tree is surveyed and Read More…

Event Notices

Neighborhood Council June 10 Agenda: 97 Salem St., Public Works Waste Reduction, Plastic Bag Ban

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, June 10, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. This month’s agenda includes a presentation on public works waste reduction and another on the plastic bag ban. The Council will also hear a petition for Read More…