Meetings Police & Fire

BPD Detective Updates Community on Recent Sexual Assault & Fighting Incidents at Feasts

At last night’s North End Public Safety Meeting, Boston Police brought in Lt. Detective Chuck Wilson to update the neighborhood on the latest sexual assault investigation and the fights that broke out last Friday at the St. Anthony’s Feast. He prefaced his discussion of recent incidents with a general perspective view. “As someone who grew Read More…


Minimal Reaction From Suburbanites on HazMat Truck Re-Routing from Boston to Route 128

This video shows the August 30, 2011 public hearing held in Waltham, Mass. regarding the proposed re-routing of pass-through hazardous material (hazmat) trucks from downtown Boston to Route 128 and surrounding highways. City of Boston officials are strongly recommending the hazmat route change based on a comprehensive 182-page public safety analysis recently released by the Read More…

Police & Fire Schools

8 Security Tips for New Arrivals to the North End from the North Bennet Street School

Safe At Home – Eight Security Tips for New Arrivals to the North End
(Compiled by the North Bennet Street School, Boston)

With the hassles of move-in behind you, it’s time to settle in and enjoy your new digs, right?  Well, yes – provided you’ve taken some time to think about the security of that apartment or house you’ll be living in. 

September is a high turnover month in the North End, which means properties may be more vulnerable to break-ins while their occupants are getting to know their new surroundings.

But there are ways to make your home safer.  David Troiano, a registered master locksmith and head instructor at North Bennet Street School’s locksmith training program, suggests a two-step approach.