NEWNC Upcoming Election Scheduled for May 18

No agenda voting items were on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) agenda at the May monthly public meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet St.

NEWNC President John Pregmon reported on the upcoming election of Council members, scheduled for Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center. Seven candidates are competing for six seats.

He also introduced the candidates who gave a brief presentation relating to their reasons for running for a two-year term.

State Sen. Joe Boncore was a guest speaker at the May 13 monthly meeting and presented an update on legislation he has sponsored or cosponsored in the Senate.

Friends of Cutillo Park member Kirstin Hoffman presented an update on the status of the public space on Stillman Street.

House Ways and Means chair Aaron Michlewitz has proposed state funding for renovations and improvements for the small park tucked away between buildings.

Executive Director and Co-Founder David Meshoulam of the Speak for the Trees Boston was the Council’s Community Chat speaker.

The next NEWNC monthly meeting will be held on Monday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Nazzaro Community Center.

Ashley Leo and Tania Green running for NEWNC re-election

Tania Green.

Director of Marketing and Brand Development at Healthworks Group.

North End resident since 2011.

Volunteered at the Big Sister Association at the Elliot School.

Served on NEWNC since May 2017.

Accomplishments while serving on NEWNC.

Served as chairwoman of crime and public safety.

Created initiatives to drive Fake Monk Mafia out of the North End.

Consistently voted against any property changes that raised red flags.

Helped to ensure that the men disrespecting St. Leonard’s peace garden faced consequences.

Aided in the blocking of Starbucks entering the gateway of the North End and changing the building façade.

Election 2018 volunteer support.

City of Boston Love Your Block Clean Up Day 2018 and 2019.

The North End is the greatest neighborhood of all time, and it is a great privilege to be a part of it. My goal is to preserve the North End’s magic and charm. Millions of people from all over the world choose to visit this beautiful and historical neighborhood every year.

It is our job to protect and preserve it. I am relentless and ruthless; I will always ask tough questions of people trying to come in or change this neighborhood. It’s our responsibility to hold their heels to the fire and make sure they are working within the best

interest of this neighborhood. I am thrilled to run for re-election, and I appreciate your vote!

Ashley Leo  

Market Activation Manager at Pernod Ricard USA.

North End resident since 2009.

Served on NEWNC since May 2017.

Accomplishments while serving on NEWNC.

NEWNC liaison to RUFF North End Dog Group.

Participate in RUFF meetings and events.

Assist RUFF Chairpersons in event creation and fundraising activities.

Created and executed RUFF North End ‘Yappy Hour’ events in 2018.

Drive awareness to be respectful of the neighborhood and clean up after your dog.

Aided in the blocking of Starbucks entering the gateway of the North.

End and changing the building façade.

Participated in City of Boston Love Your Block Clean Up Day.

Attend community events/meetings to ensure our voice as a neighborhood is heard by city leaders.

I have so much love and passion for my North End neighborhood. I met my husband here, we have a baby on the way, and are going to raise our growing family here.  Our kids will be attending North End schools and will also be active members in the community.  I joined this council in 2017 to have my passion become a voice in our neighborhood.  I am eager to help make the North End an even better place than it already is.  As a liaison to RUFF, I want to help make our neighborhood cleaner, and create events that allow neighbors to connect with each other.  It is important that we bring members of our community together.  I am excited to have the opportunity to run for re-election, and continue my efforts.  I look forward to tackling concerns head on, and fight for what our neighborhood believes in.

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