For the first time in three years, there appeared to be more candidates than seats opened in this year’s North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) community election.
However, one candidate had to withdraw because he was moving to Charlestown, resulting in no election contest with six candidates for six two-year terms on the Council.
Recently changed NEWNC election by-laws state under no competition situations, will cancel the public election and all six candidates automatically gain seats on the neighborhood organization.
NEWNC’s election committee along with President John Pregmon managed to create an election contest, but unfortunately there was a last-minute withdrawal.
NEWNC is a non-profit community organization elected by the public to serve two-year terms. Elections are held each year with half of the twelve seats open each year.
The all-volunteer group meets monthly at the Nazzaro Community Center to address neighborhood issues relating to development proposals, construction and many other issues.
NEWNC is the only neighborhood organization that is elected by residents and must be residents themselves.
Damien DiPaola* (1 Lathrop Place)
Tania Green* (20 Margaret)
Carmine Guarino* (22 Thacher)
Ashley Leo* (39 Commercial Wharf)
Tina Natale* (161 Salem)
Mike Salvati (61 Prince)
” These six candidates will join the other five candidates already on
the Council: Partick Bova, Jody Faller,
John Pregmon, Brett Roman and Marie Simboli, who were elected in
2018,” said President John Pregmon.
“The remaining seat remains unoccupied until next year’s election so
the Council will have eleven members for the 2019-2020 year.”