North End resident, Dr. Joe Mendola, shares these photos and describes the situation with the city toilet on Commercial Street. (Click photos to enlarge them.)
This bathroom next to the bocce courts is a shameful commentary on the city’s incompetence in providing for a fundamental community need. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, the stench that permeates for fifty feet around cannot be transmitted in a picture. This disaster has continued for more than a year. I have called City Hall so often that the person answering the phone would recognize my voice. I am exasperated with trying to remedy this situation. Is there anyone with influence who cares about our community enough to make a difference?
WGBH Greater Boston investigates the public restroom situation in downtown Boston. In the North End, Edgar B. Herwick III gets some help from the card players on Commercial Street near the public toilet there.
“A lot of people, they want to use it, and it’s broke a week, a month at a time,” said North End resident Pasquale Barona. “And they don’t fix nothing.”