Featured Government Meetings

At-Large City Councilor Essaibi George Talks Schools, Food Insecurity, and Homelessness

At-Large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George presented updates and goals for her third term on the Boston City Council at the February North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. Essaibi George is a former Boston Public Schools (BPS) teacher having taught for thirteen years at East Boston High School before joining the City Council. In addition, Read More…

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471-477 Hanover St. Opposed by Residents’ Association (NEWRA)

The North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted against the 471-477 Hanover St. proposal at their February meeting in a vote of 4 in support, 14 opposed. The proposal, presented by Attorney Dan Toscano, seeks to change the legal occupancy from seven residential units to six, expanding each unit to create newly-renovated, high-end condominiums. The main Read More…

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NEWRA ZLC Report: New Community Process for 27 Sheafe St. & Executive Suites Amendment Explained

Victor Brogna from the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA)’s Zoning, Licensing & Construction (ZLC) Committee shared four updates at the January NEWRA meeting. Watch the full presentation in the video or skip to points of interest using the timeline below. Community Zoning, Licensing & Construction (ZLC) Committee report (0:34) At the January 28 ZLC Read More…

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Zoning Code Amendment Regulating Executive Suites Supported by Residents’ Association

The North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association has submitted a letter in support of the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development’s proposed amendment to the Boston Zoning Code in regards to Executive Suites. The amendment, seeking to discourage short-term rental operators from circumventing the new short-term rental ordinance, would change the regulation of executive suites. Read More…

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Residents’ Association Supports 49-49R Charter St. Renovations

The North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted unanimously with 24 votes to approve revised plans for 49-49R Charter Street. The proposal, which originally called for a one-story addition, finally gained support after being opposed in two previous petitions to NEWRA. The finalized plan seeks to convert the building from six residential dwellings to seven Read More…

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City Councilor Lydia Edwards Presents Legislative and Community Updates

District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing the North End, Charlestown, and East Boston, presented legislative and community updates to the North End / Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) at their December meeting. Watch the presentation in the video above and follow along with this timeline. (1:30) In the last legislative year a law was passed Read More…