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Moving To / From the North End? Here Are Some Tips to Navigating the September Flip!

If you’ve lived in Boston for more than a year, you know the deal — September 1 means flipping of 75% of city leases and thousands of college students returning to the area. This means lots of energy and excitement, accompanied by lots of traffic and trash. If you’re moving to / from the North End this weekend, or are just a current resident trying to survive the mayhem, here are some helpful tips:

Moving Truck Permit MapParking in the North End / Waterfront neighborhood takes on a new level of frustration around the September move date. Use this map to find a spot and avoid being towed! If you’re a new resident planning to keep your car in the city, you can find resources on parking permits and tickets (hopefully how to avoid them!) here.

Get Involved in Your New Community
There are many ways to get involved in the North End / Waterfront neighborhood, as well as the greater Boston community. Start here to learn about volunteer opportunities, politics (register to vote!), city events and more. Looking to get involved in the neighborhood? Check out our page of North End / Waterfront Community Organizations.

Learn About Neighborhood Services
Each Boston neighborhood has a coordinator who you can email to express concerns or opinions you’d like to share with City Hall. The contact for the North End / Waterfront is Maria Lanza. Read about other community services including the very important trash & recycling guide here.

Download the App
There are many City of Boston apps you can use to get alerts and report problems. BOS:311 is one such app that allows residents to report non-emergency issues like potholes and trash. We just started a new weekly column highlighting North End / Waterfront reports here. You can also sign up for Boston emergency alerts.

More moving questions? is a good place to start.

Signup for our Newsletter
Lastly, and most important, sign up for the Newsletter to stay up to date with all the “Neighborhood News & Views” you will need to know.

Good luck with the move, and welcome to the neighborhood!