Community Government

Neighborhood Council Proposes Unification of North End Boards for Licensing & Zoning Votes

The following proposal is being put forth by the current members of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). PROPOSAL FOR UNIFICATION OF NORTH END BOARDS During the 1980’s, Boston Mayor Ray Flynn created a neighborhood approval process to for zoning and licensing issues.  In each neighborhood or sub-neighborhood, an advisory Neighborhood Council was Read More…

Food & Drink Real Estate

NEWRA Votes Against Caffe Lil Italy and Supports Volle Nolle, Artu & Endicott St. Condos

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) heard several zoning & licensing applications last night at its monthly meeting. Esmaeil Mahdavi, represented by Attorney Daniel Toscano, presented an appeal for zoning relief at 196 Endicott St. to change the legal occupancy from a three-family to four-family dwelling. The new basement unit would be converted Read More…

Community Real Estate

BRA Presents its Final Draft Guidelines for Development Along the Greenway

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) presented its final draft guidelines on April 29th at the seventh (and last) public meeting as part of its Greenway District Planning Study. The conclusions were similar to those presented last month at the sixth meeting that spurred the media feud between developer Don Chiofaro and the BRA/Mayor Menino. The Read More…

Community Real Estate

221-227 Commercial Street Presents ATM Variance

Kevin Curry, co-owner of 221-227 Commercial Street, presented to the NEWRA Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee to add an ATM machine as an approved use for the property at the corner of Atlantic Avenue & Commercial Street. Current zoning includes a car wash, gas and service station, and drop off/pick up laundry. The location is currently leased to Read More…