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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.

Sidewalk Outside Boston Public Library in Need of Repair

“Sidewalk crumbling outside Bpl north end.”

Damaged sidewalk outside of the North End branch of the Boston Public Library
Broken tiles near the chess/checkers table outside of the North End branch of the Boston Public Library
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The original 311 post can be found here and here. The cases were submitted and opened on January 16th, 2018. As of January 17th, the cases are still open.

Sidewalk not Fully Shoveled on Cooper Street

“The owner of the Michelle building never shovels the sidewalk at this parking lot. This has been an ongoing issue for years. Many visitors walk this stretch going to/from the North End to the Garden.”

Sidewalk not fully shoveled on Cooper Street

The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on January 10th, 2018. The case is still unresolved as of January 17th.

Life Long Resident Upset About North End Litter

“What a disgrace the streets of the North End are. Everywhere you go there is tons of litter on the streets or in the gutters. The sanitary company is making a mess of the North End along with residents who really don’t care about putting trash out the proper way. What a disgrace. Please have someone clean the gutters on the streets. Never have I seen the North End so disgraceful and I am a long life resident.”

The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on January 15th, 2018. The case is still unresolved as of January 17th.

Rat Issues at Joe’s Bar and Grill Parking Lot

“Car damage for the 2nd time due to rat infestation around dumpster behind Joe’s. Can see rats going in and out of back door into Joe’s and scurrying through parking lot. This is the second time they have eaten through car wiring. Fix this problem!”

The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on January 15th, 2018. As of January 17th, the case is still open.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. I get a kick out of people complaining about the rat issue…..this is the inner city, in a neighborhood LOADED with food. Maybe the complainer’s should move to the suburbs..

    • Suburbs have squirrels. They nest in the manifold. Had a friend that had his car catch fire and burn. Best solution is to not let your sit idle for very long and give them time to nest. Rats on the water front are nothing new. When this was a working waterfront the buildings were full of them noshing on fish remnants.

      Expecting some city worker to chase down every rat in the city is rediculous. Waiting for something to happen is rediculous too. I would lay out some poisin.

  2. Would move if they could ! Inner city living encompasses both sides of the scale.
    Great neighborhood. Inner city problems: rats, garbage, unshoveled sidewalks.
    The people could pull together and shovel a few sidewalks. It is not unheard of. A town in MA asked people to clear street drains on their streets to prevent flooding. There is a solution to every problem, and if people were to have a conversation about these problems at meetings rather than approving new buildings and additions to existing ones, and approving liquor licences and new restaurants, it may prove advantageous.

    • “There is a solution to every problem, and if people were to have a conversation about these problems at meetings rather than approving new buildings and additions to existing ones, and approving liquor licences and new restaurants, it may prove advantageous.”

      Bingo…do the neighborhood associations have the least bit of pause when they just approve 99.9% of requests to expand building’s occupancy or another restaurant? You can’t build and expand, build and expand and build and expand and then complain about the traffic, rats and trash….all of this is related.

      • There is a legacy of action issue here. You will notice that every developer arrives to these meetings with a lawyer in tow. Once one development is permitted, it’s hard to deny something that comes along and is similar. The association becomes open to claims of prejudice. Not sure about this, but do these neighborhood groups carry directors liability insurance? Something to consider should one of these lawyers decide to drag the association President into court. Having to hire your own lawyer to defend oneself over an unpaid position might make you think twice when you deny.

  3. I agree that the North End is over run with trash. I notice that there are not enough trash barrels in the neighborhood. i see them on the main streets, but none on the side streets. We need more barrels in the North End, but more important is that they need to be emptied more times on a daily basis. The solar compactors are great, but they only handle so much. I know someone will comment on this, but here it goes. when the North End was almost all families, we all cleaned and washed the sidewalks and curbs in front of our house. now we have a lot of condo’s where no one cleans up. where are the management companies to clean up. I know we are the minority but most of the landlords who still live here clean up in front of their houses.

    • agreed. there are a lot of greedy landlords who would rather make an extra buck off a bad tenant than rent out to good, long-term tenants for a buck less. why people can’t properly bag trash is beyond me. north end is filthy.

  4. Growing up in the north end during the 60$ and 70s,, the streets could of been disgusting everyone swept the sidewalks and gutters and gasped burned the dirt,,the buildings were always cleaned from the roof to the stoops once a week and in summer the stoops were washed daily because of spilled soda ,,popsicles ,,there were wAter rats we be down the north end pool and there be tons of them,,when the waterfront was redeveloped the water rats came out of nowhere,,the rats in the north end are not water rats ,,when they did the construction for the big dig they went to the north end there were not all the restraints there is today,,maybe the restruarant owners should pitch in with the rat problem,, put rat traps or decon. ,, it’s a sin what has happened inner city living has its benefits,, out of town we put up with squirrels ,,raccoons and skunks,,maybe people should start pitching in with the cleaning the sidewalks and when it snows,,be a neighborhood again and stop blaming some one else for anything,,Peace. Out

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