June 2023 NEWNC Meeting

Voting items:

  • Al Dente 109, 109A Salem Street – Petition to change seating capacity from 40 to 60, no work to be done.
    SUPPORT
  • 96 & 98 Prince Street – Application to renovate building and increase occupancy to 19 Units.
    SUPPORT
    One council member asked why the building at 98 Prince Street had remained vacant for so long. The owner, Ms. Angiulo, answered that her family had wanted it that way ;)

Discussion items:

Plant your own window box event this weekend

"Let's make the North End beautiful - with plants!" reads the flyer. The 2nd PYOWB (plant your own window box) event will be held Saturday, June 10th from 10am - 3 pm at the Nazzaro Center Garden.

Organizers will provide free soil and plants to North End residents who bring their own planters. They'll even give you one free window box if you don't have one to bring :)

Email robynr@foccp.com for more info or with questions. Sponsored by NEAA.

NEW Health Viva la Bocce Tournament Winning Team

NEW Health hosted its inaugural Viva la Bocce tournament at Langone Park Saturday, May 6th as an effort to bring the community together and raise funds for the health center. The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) team won the competition - the members of which are all North End residents. Along with bragging rights, they won a trophy and a gift certificate from event sponsor Artu.

Is 21 too young for the Flamingo?

Raising the minimum flocking age of Flamingo patrons to 25 was just one of the ideas floated by neighbors and the members of the Council at Monday night's NEWNC meeting.

Neighbors of the Flamingo were disappointed and angered when the operators of the establishment were a no show for the scheduled discussion about noise and trash due to a family emergency. One neighbor implied that operators were dodging them and that the issues will continue to get worse as the summer arrives. A council-member rhetorically implored how both owners could be affected by a family emergency.

NEW Health hosting Viva la Bocce event Saturday, May 6th

On Saturday, May 6th, NEW Health is holding its inaugural Viva la Bocce tournament at Langone Park. Bocce teams of four can register until Thursday, May 4th for $20 per team. Members of the community are also invited to attend and spectate at no cost; there will be snacks, refreshments, raffles, giveaways, donation opportunities to support NEW Health and tables featuring other community organizations.

How much do North End restaurants contribute to the City's operating budget?

How much do North End restaurants contribute to the City's operating budget?

North End restaurants contribute about $4,875,000 to the City of Boston's operating budget which is 0.0012% of the total budget.

Note: An astute reader points out that the 6.25% State Meals Tax actually comes back to the City. This could make the 6% slice in the current pie chart closer to 11% - which would make the North End's contribution closer to $10m or 0.0025% of the total budget.

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