Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov.
Traffic Light Broken in September
“The traffic light on Commercial Wharf, intersecting with commercial street, is not turning green. It is stuck on red and the other light on the main road of Commercial street is working.”
The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on September 14th, 2017. It was then closed a month later on October 18th with the following message: “Closed with status: Case Resolved. This has been resolved.”
Illegally Parked Car at Clark and North Streets
“Ma 68j v57 parked in crosswalk”
The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on October 18th, 2017. As of October 18th at 9 PM, the case is still open.
Smell Under North Washington St. Bridge Harbor Walk
“The walking path (PART OF THE HARBOR WALK) under the bridge in in between prince street park and converse is DISGUSTING UNDERNEATH. THE SMELL has made me change my commute. Please remove all this trash ASAP! There is human feces there. If this is not the correct place to submit who will clean this up?”
“Under north Washington street bridge between tennis courts and Converse. Reported same gross mess to 311 on Saturday. Popular spot for derelicts along with Steriti Rink (DCR property) where more derelicts and trash are located.”
The original 311 posts can be found here and here. The first case was submitted and opened on October 18th, 2017. As of 8:30 PM on October 18th, the case is still open. The second case was opened on October 16th, 2017, and is still open as of 8:30 PM on October 18th.
Litter at Intersection Of Wiget St & Salem St
“Excessive litter on a chronically dirty North End block 02113.”
The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on October 18th, 2017. As of 9 PM on October 18th, the case is still open.
Connect Historic Boston Question Answered 2 Months Late
“Is anyone analyzing the new Washington St/Endicott St /Causeway St traffic light setup? Why have Endicott St have it’s own light? Does the city want more cars to use Endicott St as cut through? The traffic has been horrible since this new setup was implemented. It has caused a traffic jam in that whole part of the city for over a week at all hours. Traffic has been backed up on Cross St beyond the North End. If this is causing traffic like this in August I don’t want to see September gridlock.”
The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on August 22nd, 2017. It was then closed on October 17th, 2017 with the following message: “Closed with status: Case Noted. This is part of the Connect to Historic Boston reconstruction project and they are permitted to work at night to expedite the project. Please contact Kay Barned-Smith at 617-635-4778 with any further questions.”
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