In Brief

Board of Appeals approves 2 Snelling Place proposal

Despite overwhelming opposition by abutters, the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) and the North End Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), the City of Boston Board of Appeals gave the go-ahead to the 2 Snelling Place proposal.

The Board’s decision was unexpected by residents who question the final outcome.

Plans call for a one-story addition, expanding living space in the basement and a private roof deck.

NEWRA supports Prince/Salem Street building

North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) by a vote of 16-15 supported a request for the owner of 149 Salem and 71 Prince Streets to construct an under 55-foot-high new building.

Joe Giangregorio proposes to place retail space on the ground floor, nine residential units and a roof deck on the new structure.

He was represented by North End Attorney William Ferullo.

The next NEWRA monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9 at 7 PM at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet St.

New building supported by NEWNC

Many Committee reports and updates from elected official staff were given at the April monthly meeting of the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC).

An open discussion was held on climate-ready pertaining to the harbor and the community.

A request by Joe Giangregorio, the owner of 149 Salem and 71 Prince Streets to remove the existing build and construct a new mixed-use structure, with the retail space on the ground floor, nine residential units and a roof deck was supported by NEWNC.

The new building will be under the 55-foot height restriction posed in the North End.

Giangregorio was represented by North End Attorney William Ferullo.

The next due net monthly meeting will be held on Monday, May 13 at 7 PM at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet St.

NEWNC community election/May 18

North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) has scheduled its 2019 annual election of Board members for Saturday, May 18 at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet St., according to President John Pregmon.

Doors will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM with the ballots counted directly following the neighborhood election. There are six seats open for two-year terms.

“Candidates secured 40 signatures from residents in order to qualify to be placed on the ballot,” Pregmon noted.

NEWNC is the only publicly elected community organization that represents the community at City Hall. The Council meets monthly at the Nazzaro Community Center.

North End Dodgers open season in June

“Once June rolls around the North End Dodgers Baseball Program will kick off into high gear,” according to North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Baseball Commissioner Ralph Martignetti.

“The Dodgers placed three teams in the Lou-Thompson All-Star Baseball League a highly competitive baseball league throughout the summer,” he added.

This season, or the Dodgers will have a 13u team coached by Joe Bova, a 16u team coached by Michael Martignetti and a 21u team coached by Dom DiCenso.

“Unlike the other NEAA teams, the Dodgers are a tryout team, so rosters have not been decided,” the Commissioner said.

All Dodgers home games will be played in East Boston Memorial Stadium for the 2019 season.

“This will be our last NEAA baseball season at Langone and Puopolo Fields as we know them,” Martignetti said. “Groundbreaking for the new and improved facilities will begin the end of June and when we next play ball, it will be on two brand-new fields.”

Mayor’s Neighborhood Coffee Hour  moved to Paul Revere Mall

Paul Revere Mall, (Prado) will be the site of this year’s Mayor Martin Walsh’s annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour which usually draws many residents looking to speak directly with the Mayor and staff from city departments on a variety of neighborhood issues and concerns.

This special community event is also hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

North End Liaison Maria Lanza is helping to coordinate the Coffee Hour and will also be available to speak with residents.

The Coffee Hour is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 a.m. will feature coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin’ (Donuts) and fresh fruit from Star Market.

In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant growing in the City’s green house as a gift from the Mayor.

Attendees will also be eligible to win a raffle prize from Dunkin’ Donuts.

Discussions and a suggestion box will be placed at each site so the Mayor can compile information on how the City of Boston can improve on local parks, public areas and city services.

            “I look forward to the Neighborhood Coffee Hour every year as a way to start the spring season by getting out to the neighborhood to engage directly with our residents,” Mayo Walsh said.

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