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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.

Anger on North Washington Street

“This is why traffic is so bad in Boston. Look at this mess. Travel lane and bike lane both blocked at rush hour. Instead of building a bus lane or extra travel lane against the curb, we have parking on North Washington Street. Apparently you tried to remove parking before but a few vocal [explicative] from the North End shot it down – as if it is their God-given right to park on the street like they live in West Roxbury or something. There have been several new garages built in the last 5 years (North station garage expansion, Beverly building, One Canal building, etc…) to accommodate the few spots that should be removed. Why inconvenience the masses at the expense of providing parking for only a few private vehicles? At least could you make it no parking from 7-10 AM? We need some forward thinking at BTD, not continuation of ‘the way things have always been done.'”

Double parked car on North Washington Street

The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on December 6th, 2017. The case is still currently open as of December 7th, 2017.

Alleged Illegal Gate at Fountain Place

“Illegal gate in front of 4 Fountain Place. No permit on record with ISD. Fire hazard!”

The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on December 1st, 2017. The case is still currently open as of December 7th, 2017.

Overflowing Trash Can at Intersection Of Merchants Row & North Street

“On North at Union. Thanks.”

Overflowing recycle bin

The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on December 6th, 2017. The case is still currently open as of December 7th, 2017.

Richmond Street Garbage Truck Disrupting Sleep at 3:30 a.m.

“Trash pickup used to occur at the school and at Villa Francesca between 4:30-5AM (which was annoying enough). For the past 2 weeks, trash pickup has been coming at 3:30AM and then AGAIN at 4:30AM. I haven’t slept a full night’s sleep since September- is there anything that can be done about this?? A lot of the trash pickup around the North End is picked up between 7-9AM which is MUCH more reasonable.”

The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on December 1st, 2017. The case is still currently open as of December 7th, 2017.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I think it is time for the City to step up to the plate & hire City Workers to remove trash & recyclling at the same
    time. Winthrop has trucks that have trash on one side & recyling on the other. The City is definitely on an all
    time Revnue High. Why do they keep on hiring companies that don’t want to pick up trash when if falls on our
    sidewalks or in the gutters. The fines are not high enough because we would not be having the same trash
    offenders, which are mostly Absentee Landlord Properties. The wheel that squeaks the loudest gets the
    grease. There is no way City of Boston Trash Removal Companies or Private companies should be picking up
    trash at 3 30 a.m. with no regard, whatsoever for our residents. Why? People only get away with what you
    allow them to get away with. People have to show up at meetings & if that doesn’t work, time to protest
    outside of City Hall, with Media present. I am sorry to have to say this, but these problems have been going on
    for far too long. Where there is a Will there is always a Way, plain & simple.

  2. Traffic on No. Washington St. is horrendous & if you think it is bad now, wait until the casino opens in
    Everett. So much for the Big Dig, outdated already, what a joke. Taxachusetts.

  3. Sorry JoJo, You are so right. The City only seems to care about the new projects & not the present residents.

    Whoever said you can’t fight City Hall was wrong. We have to speak up & protest outside of City Hall if
    necessary. They inconvenienced everyone with the Big Dig & now it is outdated. If this new bridge is not
    going to have 3 lanes on each side this can be chalked up like the Big Dig. The people who designed this
    bridge probably don’t live in the immediate area, and what do they care, they are not affected.

    People only get away with what you allow them to get away with. Do you see any residents fighting for
    our rights, I don’t.

  4. Neighbors with comments or complaints for City Hall should come to the December NEWRA meeting this coming Thursday, December 14th, 7:00pm at the Nazarro Center where our City Councilor elect Lydia Edwards will be holding her first Q&A session since her election victory. All North End/Waterfront residents are welcome!

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