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)*Incumbent*Advertisement* The next NEWNC meeting is scheduled for June 10, 2019, 7pm at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. All are welcome to attend. Damien DiPaola – not in attendance. Michael Salvati [07:35] Longtime NEWNC member, Sean Hennessey, withdrew his candidacy at the May 13th meeting, explaining that his family will soon be moving to Charlestown [00:15 in video]. As such, the remaining six candidates will be automatically elevated to the council. It is our 10th Anniversary and we are celebrating a decade of community news at NorthEndWaterfront.com! Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Contribute online at the links below or checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109. Become a Patron to receive free rewards including neighborhood photo calendars, custom mugs and special updates from the editor.*Become a Patron (Rewards!)* or *Make a One-Time Contribution* The reason I am running again is because I am a life long resident (born and raised) of the North End. I’ve seen the drastic changes that the neighborhood has gone through. While the transition over the years has been overall a good thing I still want to make sure that we continue to maintain the flavor and traditions that have made our neighborhood strong. It continues to be a wonderful place to live and I want to make sure that the new generation gets to experience and appreciate it as well. Ashley Leo [03:30] Ashley Leo Tina Natale [06:30] These 6 candidates will join the other five candidates already on the council: Patrick Bova, Jody Faller, John Pregmon, Brett Roman, and Marie Simboli, who were elected in 2018. The remaining seat remains unoccupied until next year’s election so the council will have 11 members for the 2019-2020 year. Carmine Guarino [02:45 in video] In order to represent our values and principles as North Enders, I, Michael Salvati, will be running for a seat on the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council. I have chosen to become a candidate in this election because I believe that I have the skills, ability, willpower, and knowledge to steer our neighborhood in the right direction. As an individual who is about to graduate from Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School, I believe that I can benefit our great neighborhood through means of giving back to a community that I have called home my entire life. As a freshman candidate, I believe that I am ready to use my abilities as a hard worker to greatly benefit my community for the future. In order to keep our neighborhood on the right path, we need individuals who are willing to represent our beliefs, culture, and desires through a democratic electoral process. That is why I am asking for your vote on Saturday, May 18th, 2019; a vote that will create a positive step in the right direction for our community for years to come. Tania Green The withdrawal of a candidate for North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) has resulted in just six residents to fill the same number of open slots on the council. Accordingly, NEWNC leadership announced there will not be an election on May 18th as previously scheduled. Director of Marketing and Brand Development at Healthworks GroupNorth End resident since 2011Volunteered at the Big Sister Association at the Elliot SchoolServed on NEWNC since May 2017Accomplishments while serving on NEWNCServed as chairwoman of crime and public safetyCreated initiatives to drive Fake Monk Mafia out of the North EndConsistently voted against any property changes that raised red flags about Airbnb usageHelped to ensure that the men disrespecting St. Leonard’s peace garden faced consequencesAided in the blocking of Starbucks entering the gateway of the North End and changing the building façadeElection 2018 volunteer supportCity of Boston Love Your Block Clean Up Day 2018 and 2019The 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! The 2019 candidates were given the opportunity to introduce themselves at the May 13th NEWNC meeting. Follow along in the above video with the timeline shown next to their names and information submitted to NorthEndWaterfront.com. Tania Green [04:45] Market Activation Manager at Pernod Ricard USANorth End resident since 2009Served on NEWNC since May 2017Accomplishments while serving on NEWNCNEWNC liaison to RUFF North End Dog GroupParticipate in RUFF meetings and eventsAssist RUFF Chairpersons in event creation and fundraising activitiesCreated and executed RUFF North End ‘Yappy Hour’ events in 2018Drive awareness to be respectful of the neighborhood and clean up after your dogAided in the blocking of Starbucks entering the gateway of the North End and changing the building façadeParticipated in City of Boston Love Your Block Clean Up DayAttend community events/meetings to ensure our voice as a neighborhood is heard by city leadersI 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. As a lifelong resident of the North End, it has been an honor and privilege to serve on NEWNC. It is my priority to represent our community’s concerns, vision and needs. My vote will always be aligned with what is best for the neighborhood. I look forward to the opportunity to serve on this council again and hope I can count on your vote on May 18.