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Rep. Aaron Michlewitz Highlights Legislative Bills Passed on Education, Vaping and Distracted Driving

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) reviewed his legislative priorities and goals as the House will recess for the holidays. In February 2019, Rep. Michlewitz was named Chair of the Ways and Means Committee, responsible for crafting the Commonwealth’s $43 billion budget. “It’s been a very busy session but we’ve made progress on a number Read More…

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Short Term Rental (Airbnb) Enforcement Gearing Up at Boston Inspectional Services

Six months since taking the helm as Commissioner of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD), Dion Irish intends to make an impact on several key initiatives. “ISD is like a giant ship and we need to maneuver to address new challenges,” said Irish, speaking at the November meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association Read More…

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Residents Group Supports Commercial Wharf Chapter 91 Legislation

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) has submitted a letter to the State House, supporting the proposed legislation by Rep. Aaron Michlewitz to prevent potential action from the Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) that could revert existing ground floor residences back to their original commercial use status under a Chapter 91 license process. Read More…

Food & Drink

Residents Association Supports Daily Catch Restaurant at Waterfront Site

In a vote of 22-8, the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) supported a proposal by Daily Catch restaurant to transfer its alcohol license to 65 Atlantic Avenue on the waterfront in Boston’s North End. Maria Lombardo and Sage Freddura presented a petition on November 14th to transfer a license currently held by The Read More…

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Neighborhood Council Supports 123-125 Salem St. Petition to Change Closing Time and Add Small Bar

The Piarosa Group is seeking to amend conditions on an existing license at 123-125 Salem St., formerly La Galleria 33, to change its closing hour from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and to add a small bar inside the premises. The petition was heard by the North End / Waterfront Read More…

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Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Committee Reports

The November 2019 North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting started with a series of notable reports by council and committee members. Follow along or jump to items of interest in this video timeline. NEWNC President Brett Roman opened with some thank you’s and reminders: Roman congratulated the city councilors elected in Boston’s recent Read More…

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Neighborhood Council Supports Daily Catch Transfer to 65 Atlantic Ave.

Maria and Paul Freddura, owners of The Daily Catch restaurant, presented a petition at the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) November meeting to transfer a license currently held by The Daily Catch at 2 Northern Avenue to 65 Atlantic Ave. The Freddura’s seek to transfer their existing beer and wine license from their Read More…

Arts & Culture Photos & Videos

360 Video: All Saints Day Procession and Reception in Boston’s North End

View this 360 video from the All Saints Day gathering in Boston’s North End. Note for 360 video: You can grab the video screen and drag it around to see the full 360 view. If your browser does not support 360 video or you see a distorted spherical view, watch it directly on YouTube here. Read More…

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Council Votes to Oppose New Plan for 49 Charter Street Addition

In a vote of 5-3, the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted to oppose a one-story addition at 49-49R Charter Street. NEWNC’s vote concurs with that of the Residents Association that similarly voted against the plan for a second time, despite revisions. Attorney Daniel Toscano presented the new proposal at the October 2019 Read More…

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Unity Street Addition Receives Council Support [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) gave unanimous support to Douglas X. Scire, petitioner at 23 Unity Street intending to add a first floor rear addition. The proposal was presented by Attorney Daniel Toscano. The extension will be used for a new family room, extending in the rear of the property. The height Read More…

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Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Supports 8-12 Battery St. Roof Deck

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted to support a new roof deck at 8-12 Battery St. to replace the old roof deck at their October meeting. The petition was presented by Greylock Roofing Project Manager Lauren Knollmeyer. Greylock was hired to replace the roof on 8-12 Battery Street and, in doing so, Read More…

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Neighborhood Reports at Council Meeting [Video]

The October 2019 North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting started with a series of notable reports by council and committee members. Follow along or jump to items of interest in this video timeline. Welcome by NEWNC President Brett Roman (00:00 in video) NEWMA’s annual Teal Pumpkin Trick-or-Treat in the North End will take Read More…