The annual move-in street trash piles started September 1st in their typical mountain style. The first trash pickup helped, but it took more cycles by Boston Public Works before things started looking up later in the day.
By the end of the day Friday, most of the North End streets looked to be in decent shape. As in past years, the trash pileup/cleanup cycle will likely continue for another few days. Regular trash and recycling pickup on Monday (Labor Day) will take place as scheduled in the North End.
Moving trucks dominate the landscape this time of year with many neophyte drivers struggling to maneuver through the tight North End streets. At the same time, existing residents tried to figure out the temporary street sign puzzles. A water line break on Snow Hill Street on Friday morning didn’t help with all the cars needing to be towed as water gushed down the street.
City officials and the North End’s own liaison, Maria Lanza, from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, encouraged heavy use of BOS:311 and ‘deputizing’ mobile users to help prioritize its cleanup efforts. On social media, Lanza posted:
“I know everyone likes to post pictures on Facebook of how hectic the neighborhood can get on move in days like today but please help the City of Boston help the neighborhood by using BOSTON 311 to report streets and areas that may need attention. Departments like Public Works, Inspectional Services, and Transportation have been in the neighborhood all day and will continue to be throughout the weekend.”
HOW TO USE 311 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- CALL – Dial 311 within Boston city limits. You can also call 617-635-4500.
- USE THE WEBSITE – Available online at Boston.gov/311.
- USE THE APP – Download the app for iOS or Android.
- TWEET – Tweet a request @BOS311 with information, location and a photo.
Call 911 for public safety issues, police or fire.
Don’t miss our post for residents to help Navigate the September Flip with the city’s parking permit map and tips for new arrivals.