Boston Police at District A-1 are printing “Keep the Noise Down” cards to hand out to North End visitors in an effort to reduce frequent noise complaints by residents. The noise issue is a regular “quality of life” topic at the North End public safety meetings.
Residents complain that loud groups of people “disturb the peace” when talking (or screaming) on the streets late at night. The density of North End / Waterfront buildings tends to amplify voices in the street. Police intend to target visitors gathering in groups or walking to their cars (or the T) after a night out in the neighborhood.
The new program comes from BPD District A-1 Captain Bernard O’Rourke, Sgt. Thomas Lema and Officer Teddy Boyle, following the success of a similar effort in previous years called “Pipe Down Please” aimed at reducing motorcycle noise on the streets.
Boston Police expect to start handing out the cards on the streets in the next few weeks.