NEWNC AGENDA
Monday,  June 12, 2017, 7:00PM
Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street

1.    Welcome: NEWNC President

2.    Call to Order & Roll Call: NEWNC President

3.    Meeting Protocol: NEWNC Vice President

4.    President’s Report: NEWNC President

5.    Committee Reports:

a.    Resident Parking/Traffic Committee, Danielle D’Ambrosio

b.    Public Safety Committee, Sean Hennessey, Tania Green

c.    Greenway Committee, John Pregmon

6.    Reports from the Offices of Local Elected Officials

7.    NEWNC Election Results

8.    128 North Street. Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, North Bennet Street School, to discuss potential RFP for lease of 128 North Street.

9.    Community Chat. Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP). Vice President Ann Babbitt representing FOCCP.

NEWNC AGENDA
Monday,  May 8, 2017, 7:00PM
Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street

1.    Welcome: NEWNC President

2.    Call to Order & Roll Call: NEWNC President

3.    Meeting Protocol: NEWNC Vice President

4.    President’s Report: NEWNC President

5.    Committee Reports:

a.    Resident Parking/Traffic Committee, Danielle D’Ambrosio

b.    Public Safety Committee, Sean Hennessey

c.    Greenway Committee, John Pregmon – board meeting update

6.    Reports from the Offices of Local Elected Officials

7.    NEWNC Election Update

8.    Candidate Introductions

9.    Housing Division at Inspectional Services. Rental registration presentation. Aisha Johnson

10.  89 Salem Street. Petitioner Melina DiPaola, the owner and operator of RIDE, located at 420 Commercial Street is planning to open a second fitness studio to be called “KO North End” at 89 Salem Street. The fitness studio will focus on boxing skills and exercise as part of a fitness program. Petitioner seeks support for establishment of a fitness studio which requires “Conditional Use Permit” from the ZBA. Attorney William Ferullo representing Petitioner.

11.  Community Chat: Anthony "Wrinkles" Morella Memorial Street Hockey Tournament. Mike LoPriore and Sal Gesamondo

 

NEWNC AGENDA
Monday,  April 10, 2017, 7:00PM
Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street

1.    Welcome: NEWNC President

2.    Call to Order & Roll Call: NEWNC President

3.    Meeting Protocol: NEWNC Vice President

4.    President’s Report: NEWNC President

5.    Committee Reports:

a.    Resident Parking/Traffic Committee, Danielle D’Ambrosio

b.    Public Safety Committee, Sean Hennessey

c.    Greenway Committee, John Pregmon

6.    Reports from the Offices of Local Elected Officials

a.    Senator Joe Boncore

7.    NEWNC Election Update.

8.    57 Snow Hill Street. Petitioner Alfred Ferrera proposes to construct a roof deck to the existing property for the exclusive use of owner-occupied unit. Attorney Daniel Toscano representing Petitioner.

9.    85 Salem Street. Informational Update Only. Ken Rottman leased part of the space to Cynthia Nguyen, for a nail salon. Permit obtained and renovation begun. Doesn’t require zoning relief

10.  76 Salem Street. Petitioner Maurizio Badolato of Ristorante Limoncello, Inc. d/b/a Limoncello Restaurant seeks to open a second location which he will call Limoncello 2. Proposed transfer of a C.V. 7-Day Malt, Wine & Liqueur License (“the License”) currently issued to Urban Cantina Inc. d/b/a Urban Cantina at 76 Salem. The License has an approved closing hour of midnight with all patrons out by 12:30 am. No extensive renovation proposed and no change to the closing hour of the License. Attorney Karen D. Simao representing Petitioner.

11.  Battery Wharf Hotel. Petitioner requests an alteration of licensed premises for the liquor license relative to the build-out of the second floor function/event space. General Manager Peter Sulow and Attorney Joseph H. Devlin representing Petitioner.

12.  Community Chat: North Square. Artists to discuss North Square public art. Ann Hirsch and Jeremy Angier, A+J Art+Design

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NEWNC AGENDA
Monday,  March 13, 2017, 7:00PM
Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street

1.    Welcome: NEWNC President

2.    Call to Order & Roll Call: NEWNC President

3.    Meeting Protocol: NEWNC Vice President

4.    President’s Report: NEWNC President

5.    Committee Reports:

a.    Resident Parking/Traffic Committee, Danielle D’Ambrosio

b.    Public Safety Committee, Sean Hennessey

c.    Greenway Committee, John Pregmon

6.    Reports from the Offices of Local Elected Officials

7.    NEWNC Election Update.

a.    April meeting

                              i.    Nomination papers distributed. (Due by 6:00 p.m. on May 1, 2017)

                             ii.    Other important election details discussed

8.    173 Endicott Street. Petitioner seeks to construct five story building to include nine residential units with parking on first floor. Attorney Daniel Toscano representing Petitioner.

9.    Community Chat: Boston Shines 2017. Kaira Fox, Senior Adviser, Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement

NEWNC AGENDA
Monday,  February 13, 2017, 7:00PM
Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street

1.    Welcome: NEWNC President

2.    Call to Order & Roll Call: NEWNC President

3.    Meeting Protocol: NEWNC Vice President

4.    President’s Report: NEWNC President

5.    Committee Reports:

a.    Resident Parking/Traffic Committee, Danielle D’Ambrosio

b.    Public Safety Committee, Sean Hennessey

c.    Greenway Committee, John Pregmon

6.    Reports from the Offices of Local Elected Officials

a.    State Representative Aaron Michlewitz. Legislative agenda for 2017-18 session.

7.    173 Endicott Street. Petitioner seeks to construct five story building to include nine residential units with parking on first floor. Attorney Daniel Toscano representing Petitioner.

8.    Boston Shines 2017. Kaira Fox, Senior Adviser, Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement

9.    Community Chat: Boston Fire Department

NEWNC AGENDA
Monday, January 9, 2017, 7:00PM
Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street

1.    Welcome: NEWNC President

2.    Call to Order & Roll Call: NEWNC President

3.    Meeting Protocol: NEWNC Vice President

4.    President’s Report: NEWNC President

5.    Committee Reports:

a.    Resident Parking/Traffic Committee, Danielle D’Ambrosio

b.    Public Safety Committee, Sean Hennessey

c.    Greenway Committee, John Pregmon

6.    Reports from the Offices of Local Elected Officials

7.    Climate Ready Boston. Chief Austin Blackmon, City of Boston Environmental Department

8.    Nursing Home Update.

NEWNC AGENDA
Monday, December 12, 2016, 7:00PM
Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennet Street

1. Welcome: NEWNC President

2. Call to Order & Roll Call: NEWNC President

3. Meeting Protocol: NEWNC Vice President

4. President’s Report: NEWNC President

5. Committee Reports:

a. Resident Parking/Traffic Committee, Danielle D’Ambrosio

b. Public Safety Committee, Sean Hennessey

c. Greenway Committee, John Pregmon

6. Reports from the Offices of Local Elected Officials

7. 3-5 Quincy Court LLC. Petitioner Richard Traviglione Jr. has purchased this property and applied to extend the living space into the basement, and to add a partial rooftop addition. The two three unit buildings will be combined into a single 6 unit building with no increase in units. Attorney William Ferullo representing Petitioner.

8. 5 North Square Inc. 5 North Square Inc. Transferring license to Petitioner Nick Frattaroli. No changes to hours of service or capacity. (Please note that since the new application process is e-filing, there is no application to print.) Attorney William Ferullo representing Petitioner.

9. 266 Commercial Street.  Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless is proposing to install a wireless communication facility (the “Facility”) on the rooftop of, and adjacent to, the building on the property located at 266 Commercial St. Verizon is proposing the Facility be part of a Cloud Radio Access Network it is planning to deploy to provide capacity relief and improve network service in Boston. Verizon seeks to provide capacity relief and improve network service in Boston by improving voice and data coverage in a targeted area of dense demand. ln addition, the specific site is an appropriate location for the proposed use. Jean M. Curran and Attorney Elizabeth Mason representing Verizon.

10. 406-418 Commercial Street. Verizon Wireless, prospective lessee, erecting wireless communication equipment on the roof of 406 Commercial Street. Proposed plans, which have been modified since the original filing by reducing the height of the stealth enclosure around the antennas. The installation is to augment and improve coverage in the immediate area. John Moran representing Verizon.

11. Community Chat: RUFF

Agenda

November 14, 2016

1.    Welcome: NEWNC President

2.    Call to Order & Roll Call: NEWNC President

3.    Meeting Protocol: NEWNC Vice President

4.    President’s Report: NEWNC President

5.    Committee Reports:

a.    Resident Parking/Traffic Committee, Danielle D’Ambrosio

b.    Public Safety Committee, Sean Hennessey

c.    Greenway Committee, John Pregmon

6.    Reports from the Offices of Local Elected Officials

a.    State Representative Aaron Michlewitz 

7.    468 Commercial Street. Petitioners Christopher and Samantha Iannella seeks to change the use of property from two residential and one commercial unit to three residential units.  

8.    8 Cooper Street. Petitioner seeks to erect one story addition to existing single family dwelling and private roof deck. Attorney Daniel Toscano representing Petitioner.

9.    112-118 Fulton Street. Petitioner Andy McDonald seeks to enclose existing balcony. Attorney Daniel Toscano representing Petitioner. 

10.  Community Chat: Waterfront Development: Clare Kelly, Sydney Asbury1.    Welcome: NEWNC President

 

 

October 3, 2016 Meeting Agenda

1.    Welcome: NEWNC President

2.    Call to Order & Roll Call: NEWNC President

3.    Meeting Protocol: NEWNC Vice President

4.    President’s Report: NEWNC President

5.    Committee Reports:

a.    Resident Parking/Traffic Committee, Danielle D’Ambrosio

b.    Public Safety Committee, Sean Hennessey

c.    Greenway Committee, John Pregmon

       6.    Reports from the Offices of Local Elected Officials

       7.    John Keith. Suffolk County Register of Deeds candidate

       8.    Question 2: Charter School Expansion. Max Parish, “No on 2” and Shane Dunn, “Yes on 2” to present on both sides respectively.

       9.    17R Clark Street. Mark Blagden, owner, has filed an appeal stemming from a refusal letter with ISD for zoning relief. The violation is due   to placing six HVAC condensers on the roof of the buildings. John Gorman presenting on behalf of owner. William G. Ferullo, Esq. representing the petitioner.

      10.  65 Atlantic Avenue. Steve DeAngelis, owner of the Golden Goose Market, is proposing a coffee shop/café at 65 Atlantic Avenue to change occupancy from real estate office/bank to real estate office and restaurant with takeout. Michael Dello Russo, Dello Russo General Contractors, presenting on behalf of owner. William G. Ferullo, Esq., representing petitioner.

11.  North End Sewer and Water Project: Phase 2. Irene McSweeney, Director of Construction, Boston Water & Sewer Commission

      12.  Community Chat: Frank O’Brien, Boston Public Works Department

 

September 12, 2016 Meeting Agenda

1.    Welcome: NEWNC President

2.    Call to Order & Roll Call: NEWNC President

3.    Meeting Protocol: NEWNC Vice President

4.    President’s Report: NEWNC President.

5.    Committee Reports:

a.    Resident Parking/Traffic Committee, Danielle D’Ambrosio

b.    Public Safety Committee, Sean Hennessey

c.    Greenway Committee, Lucas Cowan, Public Art Curator, Greenway

        6.    Reports from the Offices of Local Elected Officials

 a.    City Councilor Sal LaMattina

7.    10 Moon Street. Frank and Gloria Giammanco applied to the ZBA to extend the living space in the building by converting part of the basement into living space. Currently the first floor includes a kitchen, living room, bedroom and bath. The proposal would include a first floor living room, dining room, kitchen and bath; and the basement will include a master bedroom, master bath, two large closets and a utility room.

8.    278-284 North Street. Petitioner Joseph Boccelli seeks to change the legal occupancy to reflect the existing condition: from a four family (4) residential dwelling and one (1) commercial space to a seventeen (17) family residential dwelling and two (2) commercial spaces. No changes to the existing occupancy are proposed. Daniel Toscano, Esq., representing Petitioner.

       9.    Battery Wharf Hotel. Westmont Hospitality seeking to (1) obtain zoning relief in the transfer of entertainment license to reflect current          ownership and, (2) get their Certificate of Occupancy changed to list “live music.” The hotel and restaurant operations will not change and          the Leader’s Lounge will NOT be the subject of any live entertainment application or covered by any permit for the same.

       10.  Community Chat: Cycle track and Traffic Patterns. Kay Bernard-Smith, Project Manager, Connect Historic Boston

 

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICe: 

NEWNC & NEWRA will hold a joint community meeting to discuss the retail construction proposed at 198 Hanover St.

The meeting will take place THURSDAY, September 1, at 7 p.m. at the Nazzaro Community Center. Please join us to engage in a dialogue with the developer to ensure the final construction benefits the neighborhood and developer alike.

For more information, please visit: http://northendwaterfront.com/2016/08/community-meeting-sept-1st-new-retail-construction-proposed-198-hanover-street/. 

 

July 11, 2016 Meeting Agenda

 

1.    Welcome: NEWNC President

2.    Call to Order & Roll Call: NEWNC President

3.    Meeting Protocol: NEWNC Vice President

4.    President’s Report: NEWNC President

5.    Committee Reports:

a.    Resident Parking/Traffic Committee, Danielle D’Ambrosio

b.    Public Safety Committee, Sean Hennessey

c.    Greenway Committee, John Pregmon6.    Reports from the Offices of Local Elected Officials

 

7.    Battery Wharf Hotel. Westmont Hospitality seeking to obtain zoning relief in the transfer of entertainment license and, specifically, to get their Certificate of Occupancy changed to list “live music.” The hotel and restaurant operations will remain unchanged. (NEWNC unanimously supported transfer of alcohol license at Feb. 23, 2015 meeting.)

 

8.    Community Chat: North End Italian Feasts. Representatives from the various Religious Societies to offer presentations on their various feasts.

 

June 13, 2016 Meeting Agenda (UPDATED June 11, 2016)

1.    Welcome: NEWNC President

2.    Call to Order & Roll Call: NEWNC President

3.    Meeting Protocol: NEWNC Vice President

4.    President’s Report: NEWNC President

5.    Committee Reports:

a.    Resident Parking/Traffic Committee

b.    Public Safety Committee

c.    Greenway Committee

6.    Reports from the Offices of Local Elected Officials

7.    DiFilippo (Gassy) Dog Park. Kelly Thomas, project manager of the dog park, will provide updates on the dog park.

8.   Vin and Vigor, Inc. d/b/a The Wine Bottega.  Kimberly Scott, petitioner, seeking to transfer the 7-day wine and malt beverages package store license from Kerri Platt to petitioner.

9.  198 Hanover Street. Karen Johnson, AICP, Charter Realty & Development Corp. proposes project to demolish existing structure (one story, commercial use with three residential levels above) and replace it with a one story building with four ground level commercial spaces, but not replacing the residential units.

10.  Community Chat: Partners' closing of the Spaulding Rehab. nursing home in the North End

 

  1. Welcome:  NEWNC President
  2. Call to order & Roll Call:  NEWNC President
  3. Meeting Protocol:  NEWNC Vice President
  4. President’s Report:  NEWNC President
  5. Committee Reports:
    1. Resident Parking/Traffic Committee: Ryan Kenny
    2. Public Safety Committee: Sean Hennessy
    3. Greenway Committee:  John Pregmon
  6. Reports from the Offices of Local Elected Officials
  7. Wireless Distrubuted Antenna System: Extenet Systems to provide information on the recent upgrade of the Wireless Distributed Antenna Systen Network for the City of Boston.  Project will include installation of individual wireless nodes within the North End.    
  8. 4 Cleveland Place, Trecia Puopolo: Petitioner seeking to to change from a three story, single family dwelling to a four story plus mezzanine, three family dwelling.  Property not to exceed 55 ft. (Atty. Daniel Toscano)
  9. 57 Fleet Street, Constantine Davides: Petitioner seeking approval of a small mechanical unit attached to a adjacent to an existing private roof deck. (Arch. Stephen Gallagher)
  10. Cantina Italiana, 346 Hanover St., Fiore Colella:  Petitioner seeking to upgrade their Wine & Malt with Cordials license to an All Alcohol License with no change of hours, description or operation.  (Atty. William Ferullo, Licensing Board Hearing Jan. 27th).
  11.  Mare, 3 Mechanic St., Frank DePasquale:  Petitioner seeking to upgrade their Wine & Malt with Cordials license to an All Alcohol License with no change of hours, description or operation.  (Atty. William Ferullo, Licensing Board Hearing Jan. 27th).
  12. Monica’s Trattoria, 67 Prince St., Jorge, Frank and Patrick Mendoza:  Petitioner seeking to upgrade their Wine & Malt with Cordials license to an All Alcohol License with no change of hours, description or operation.  (Atty. William Ferullo, Licensing Board Hearing Jan. 27th).
  13. Ducali Pizzeria, 289 Causeway St., Jorge, Philip Frattaroli:  Petitioner seeking to upgrade their Wine & Malt with Cordials license to an All Alcohol License with no change of hours, description or operation.  (Atty. William Ferullo, Licensing Board Hearing Jan. 27th).
  14. Announcements/Open Discussion/Comments:

NEWNC Meeting Minutes
Monday, February 22, 2016, 7:00PM
 

 

1.      Welcome: NEWNC President Philip Frattaroli calls meeting to order at 7PM.

2.      Call to Order:

a.      Jessica Dello Russo, Ralph Verrocchi, and Gennaro Riccio absent.

3.      Meeting Protocol:

a.      Ryan reads the meeting protocol.

4.      President’s Report:

a.      Nothing to report.

5.      Committee’s Report:

a.      Resident Parking/Traffic Committee

                                                              i.      March 1st Street Sweeping Resumes

                                                            ii.      Boston Parking Commissioner to attend March meeting to speak about parking/traffic concerns in the north end

b.      Public Safety Committee

                                                              i.      1 roberry 1 BE into residence 3 larcenies 1 drug sale arrest.. 72 homeelss in this A1 area and this year there is 53

                                                            ii.      March 3 is next meeting

c.       Greenway Committee

                                                              i.      Volunteer season, Kealon Percel is contact to be on it for events on the Greenway

d.      Election Committee

                                                              i.      Six spaces available; April 11th signature papers will be available and due May 2nd, May 9th will be candidates meeting, and May 14th (10 AM – 2 PM will be the election

1.      40 signatures will be required, and there will be no write in’s this year. Signatures will be needed to run

2.      All desiring to run should register and adhere to them

6.      Reports from the Offices of Local Officials:

a.      Maria Lanza, North End/Waterfront Liaison for Mayor Walsh’s Office

                                                              i.      Boston Shines 2016 May 7th in North End

                                                            ii.      This Thursday Elliot School Meeting Construction times for the 585 Parcel and north bennet street school

                                                          iii.      Imagine Boston 2030 Community Workshops in March for the Imagine Boston (3/10 East Boston 630 – 830 East Boston Social Center) and 3/21 6-8 Bunker Hill Community College

                                                          iv.      Eversource will continue doing work which started on January 27 between Parmenter and Prince on Salem; everything is running on the generators now and will take 6-8 weeks to complete.

                                                            v.      Teenagers 14-18 looking for summer job, look for success link youth.boston.gov summer jobs

b.      Patrick Lyons of Aaron Michelwitz’s Office

                                                              i.      Aaron Michelwitz pulled papers last Tuesday to be on ballot.

7.      ZipCar: Jeremy Pomp, General Manager of ZipCar Boston will discuss the results of the first three months of a trial program in the North End.

a.      Jeremy Pomp, a few months ago the city and ZipCar partnered for an 18 month partner pilot project. North End was an area selected as well as Dorchester, Roxbury, Financial District, Lower Allston, Brighton, and Charlestown. There is another competitor in the space with the program. They with Phil and Ryan to get feedback from the neighborhood. They are 3-4 months into this project. Drive Boston’s objective and the pilot project is for people to use these cars as “their cars.” ZipCar is now headquartered in the Seaport District, and they were established in 2000 in Cambridge. People can reserve over the phone or online and they provide a ZipCar card to gain access to the vehicles if they are registered. For every one ZipCar on the street, 15 vehicles come off on average. One ZipCar serves about 40 members. In the North End one ZipCar serves 80 residents. On street spaces and municipal lot spaces, to expand mobility options to neighborhoods, reduce household vehicles, open up curbside parking spaces, and to reduce carbon emissions. North End is one of the most dense neighborhoods that use the cars. 41% of residents in North End are 40 years old. Location is at Cross and Fulton. Performance of the location, 18% better than the rest of the average. They are opening up a special offer for all members of the council and our attendees so that people around NEWNC can receive $50 off in a trial special from the $70 annual registration fee ($7/month).

                                                              i.      Ryan, we are concerned with losing these spots to ZipCar and then we won’t find a spot outside of our house anymore because it belongs to ZipCar.

1.      It’s not a product for everyone but we are here to speak to people and we would like to provide this option to people to help take cars off of the streets.

                                                            ii.      Jorge, I think most of us don’t like how the city is acting without talking about the programs and just designating it in our neighborhoods without consulting us so that they can profit from our taxes and preexisting. Grabbing our spots for the benefit of private enterprise

1.      Cars will be ticketed and towed if we are there on street cleanings. I am not here to speak about the city’s rights out of 160 people if two people have given up their car they are at a net zero. All they need is two cars. He will expect about 30 cars come off the street.

                                                          iii.      Phil states that it does a good job of getting cars off of the streets, but there is more private parking and lots in the North End then all of these other neighborhoods. Why can’t you just add spots in there and have the city give you spots on the street for visibility.

                                                          iv.      Sean, if this program is successful would you eventually want more spots in this area.

                                                            v.      Ann, if it was on the street I wouldn’t use it. And if it were in the spot I would use it.

1.       Our success is growing membership and getting cars off of the street.

8.      80-290 Commercial St., Laz Parking:  Applicant is seeking an extension of the Use of Premises Permit for 280-290 Commercial, to extend the current use of premise of open air parking.   (Todd Gilbert)

a.      Director of Operations in Place of Tom Gilbert, Pat Souza. It comes up every 3rd year across from Sergeants Wharf. We come here just to request your approval to maintain our operations at this location. Capacity is between 180-200.

                                                              i.      John notes that the employees do a great job maintaining

                                                            ii.      Ann makes motion

                                                          iii.      Marie Seconds

9.      Crudo, 54 Salem St., Nicholas Leo: Petitioner seeking to upgrade their Wine & Malt with Cordials license to an All Alcohol License with no change of hours, description or operation.  (Atty. Dan Toscano, Licensing Board Hearing Feb. 17th).

a.      Request for an all alcohol license, the matter was deferred after the recent approvals of unrestricted licenses. They have been there short of a year. They have done up the location nice, and beautified that area. Nick Leo has a tremendous amount of experience in the restaurant. He wants to take advantage of the neighborhood. They are doing this in case one of the accepted restaurants are denied by the ABCC.

                                                              i.      Phil, will anything change for the establishment.

1.      Nothing will change

                                                            ii.      Would this be his license to sell?

1.      He just put in all of this work so I doubt he would look to do this and then sell it.

                                                          iii.      Ryan, any feedback from abutters about disapproval for this?

1.      One resident called stating disapproval for this to happen from 90 Salem Street. They will set up another abutters meeting.

10.  Announcements:

a.      2/24 Parcel 11 meeting at the

b.      2/24 

c.       2/25 Elliot School Construction meeting at Nazarro Center

d.      Laz Parking

                                                              i.      7-0

e.       Crudo

                                                              i.      5-2(ann and marie oppose)

 

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Danielle D'Ambrosio
Philip Frattaroli
Carmine Guarino
Sean Hennessey
Jorge Mendoza
John Pregmon
Marie Simboli
Gennaro Riccio
Brett Roman
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