OTW LogoIn our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this weekend from New York City, Amherst, Boston, North Andover and Evanston.

April 5

From Beast to feast: Mike D’s Sandy relief food truck – NEW YORK, NY – Residents of hard-hit areas of the Northeast corridor continue to band together to return essential services and a semblance of normal life to their local communities since Hurricane Sandy struck five months ago. In the seaside community of the Rockaways south of New York City, one local hip hop “boy” decided to drop his mic and lend a helping hand.

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Food Truck Rules On Plates Of Amherst Lawmakers – AMHERST, NY – Erie County’s largest town is the latest battle ground in the food truck wars, as a host of new regulations will be on the plates of lawmakers when the town board meets on Monday, almost none of which the food truck operators find palatable.

The ingredients for this showdown began to be mixed last fall, when a food truck operator set up at an office park, at the invitation of the property owner, but was told to move along by police because he didn’t have a permit.

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April 6

The complete guide to Boston’s food trucks – BOSTON, MA – As the 2013 season revs up, discover what’s on the menu at 13 newcomers and dozens of favorites. Plus, what you need to know to locate these mobile eateries.

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Town examines mobile food truck by-laws – NORTH ANDOVER – MA – An article appearing on the warrant for Town Meeting could add additional by-laws for food trucks operating in town.

Proponents have suggested these changes would level the playing field for brick and mortar eateries throughout town, while trucks owners say they’re already abiding by current regulations.

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April 7

Food truck awaits city response before further legal action – EVANSTON – IL – The nine-month dispute between Evanston and food truck Beavers Coffee and Donuts continues this week, as the owners await the city’s response to their application to operate the vehicle in Evanston.

The conflict began last August, when Beavers sued Evanston in response to a city ordinance mandating all mobile food trucks to have a brick-and-mortar counterpart within city limits. The city subsequently filed a motion to dismiss the case, on the grounds that truck owners James Nuccio and Gabriel Wiesen had never actually applied for a license to operate in Evanston. A Cook County judge sided with the city in late January, dismissing the case and giving Beavers’ owners 60 days to file an amended complaint.

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