Commentary: Portable Visitor Center Down the Drain

These photos show what goes on behind the scenes in the filming of “Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” movie. While the residents of Margaret Street got to turn back their clocks to sepia tones and the North End of the 1920s, the denizens of Copp’s Hill were stuck with 18-wheeler generator trucks and humongous portable toilets for the production crew. And, speaking of the latter, these fancy porto-potties would look swell parked further down Hull Street in front of the Michelangelo Annex where the space, originally designated for the now-shuttered North End Visitor Center, has been unilaterally appropriated for other uses while the local business community, City Hall and elected officials have watched in silence.
Thomas Schiavoni
North End resident