“The community is extremely powerful politically in the North End, whereas if you’re (filming) in Dorchester you wouldn’t be getting the same kind of push-back from the municipal authorities. So it was very difficult for us,” Affleck said. “We needed to be very judicious about how we worked in the North End. When you’re blocking up traffic, where we parked, how much we smashed, how much we burned the cars – it just got very, very hard to do. Then to make matters worse – it rained. So we kept postponing and postponing.”
So, in Dorchester they don’t mind how much you smash and burn the cars?
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Relive the North End filming from last summer: