Members of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) presented their president Donna Freni with a plaque thanking her for her service to the Council and the community.
Freni has decided not to seek another two-year term on the Council for personal reasons but she vowed to return.
NEWNC resident and Traffic Committee Chair Ryan Kenny reported that working through the City of Boston Transportation Department several visitors parking spots will be open to residents beyond the two hour parking limit. The number of spots have yet to be determined but Hanover Street will not be part of the plan.
Billy Lane reported for the Public Safety Committee Chair who was unavailable to attend the monthly meeting. He explained that Boston Police in conjunction with Suffolk University has placed additional details over the weekend to control traffic, loud noise and disorderly incidents.
Freni told residents that the hazmat vehicle issue passing through the neighborhood has been resolved placing time limits on passage through the community. She also reported that the deal with the City to swap the Old Police Station and Printing Plant with North Bennet Street School that would allow the Eliot School to expand to the NBSS building has been made.
Giovanni Oliva’s request for the sale and transfer of the wine and malt license from Cibo Con Amore on Hanover Street to a new restaurant Trattoria Pulcinella was supported by the Council. The restaurant will have 42 seats and the hours of operation will be 11am to 11pm on weekdays and 11an to 12am on weekends, Attorney William Ferullo represented the new owners.
The Council also supported a request by Nick Varano for zoning relief to change the use of the first floor at 371-373 Hanover Street from a clothing store to a restaurant with take-out. The restaurant capacity is 19 and will have 10 seats. Hours of operation will be 11am to 11pm on weekdays and 11am to 12am on weekends. The new owner is considering applying for a beer and wine license in the near future. Attorney William Ferullo represented Varano.
A vote of support by the Council was given to Jennifer Pittore to change the use of the first floor at 350-352 Hanover Street from a retail store (formerly Hanover News) to a restaurant with take-out and to apply for a beer and malt license. The restaurant hours will be 11am to 11pm on weekdays and 11am to 12am on weekends. Attorney Daniel Toscano represented the new owner.
A request by Frank DePasquale to apply for a new beer and malt liquor license for Il Panino Express, 266 Hanover Street was supported by the Council. Operation hours will remain the same 11am to 11pm, seven days a week. DePasquale was represented by Attorney William Ferullo.
The next NEWNC monthly meeting will be held on Monday, June 11 at 7pm in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street.