After a string of public safety incidents and attacks in the North End, an online petition has been created to increase Boston Police presence in the North End, especially at night. The effort is the idea of Stephen Passacantilli, lifelong North End resident and current President of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). The petition states:
Due to the recent spike in violent incidents North End residents and businesses believe a more visible and pro-active police presence is now absolutely necessary between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. (7 days a week). To ensure a safe and healthy quality of life in the North End. the current status quo regarding police presence cannot continue.
Some of the recent incidents in June and July include:
- Attempted Robbery / Carjacking on Hanover Street
- Windows Smashed at Soon-to-be Pinkberry
- Arrest of Restaurant Pocketbook Thief
- Armed Robbery at 7-11 on Hanover Street
- Attempted Break-in on Hanover Street
- Fight on Commercial Street Gets Out of Hand
The petition is expected to be presented at upcoming community meetings, including the Public Safety Committee on August 1, 2013. In addition, the North End Chamber of Commerce is hosting BPD District A-1 detectives and officers on August 6th. View the Community Calendar for more meeting details.
Provide more police presence in the North End
between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. (7 days a week).