City organizing North End outdoor dining "task force"

The City opened submissions for people interested in becoming part of a "task force" to determine how issues with outdoor dining could be remedied in future iterations of the permanent outdoor dining program. The City notes that "only serious inquiries will be considered" and that applications are due on Friday, March 24th.

From the City's Economic Opportunity and Inclusion Outdoor Dining Page:

February NEWNC Meeting - Outdoor dining approved for Sail Loft, something (🤷) approved for Bencotto, and noisy neighbors

The Neighborhood Council met on Monday night to discuss and vote on two items: Permanent outdoor dining at the Sail Loft and increasing Bencotto's non-conforming 49 seat restaurant to 60 seats.

NEW Health handing out $75 gift certificates for anyone who gets vaccinated there Saturday, January 21st

On Saturday, January 21st, NEW Health will offer a vaccine clinic at their North End site for people of all ages. All vaccines and doses will be available to accommodate every patient’s needs. The clinic is open to everyone, not just patients of Mass General Brigham, except for patients 12 or younger. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are strongly encouraged. To book an appointment, call 857-238-1100.

Judge tosses out proof of vaccination lawsuit brought North End Restaurateurs, cops, others


North End business owners Carla Gomes and Jorge Mendoza - along with two cops and a handful of others - saw their lawsuit against Boston's rule requiring proof of vaccination in indoor public places thrown out yesterday by US District Court Judge Angel Kelley. In her ruling, Judge Kelley explained that the plaintiffs didn't actually suffer any injuries:

NEW Health adds new primary care doctors and nurse practitioners

North End Waterfront Health (NEW Health) announced today the recent addition of new clinical staff at the North End site: Dr. Suo Lee, Dr. Brandon Luk, Nurse Practitioner Madeleine Bayne, and Nurse Practitioner Heather Patrick.

New patients are being accepted on a limited basis at this time as NEW Health continues to expand its primary care staff. More information is available by calling 617-643-8000.

The effects of outdoor dining: parking, traffic, and accessibility - and what's important to this resident

The Residents Association will be hosting a public meeting on outdoor dining this Thursday from 6 - 8pm at the Nazzaro Center. Three concerns are often raised in these discussions: parking, traffic, and accessibility. Let's take a closer look at each along with some other topics and suggestions at the end.

January 2023 NEWNC Meeting - Boba tea coming to Hanover Street and outdoor dining meeting Thursday night

NEWNC held its January meeting on Monday night. There was a single voting item on the agenda. The new owner of China House restaurant at 331 Hanover Street, Kakada Ly, wants to remove proviso on the permit which allowed restaurant use for prior operator only and to allow the new owner, Ly, to operate under the same permit. The council unanimously supported the proposal.