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.
Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized
“Graffiti on the Christopher Columbus statue”
The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on May 7th, 2018. It was then closed on May 7th, 2018, with the following message: “Closed with status: Case Resolved. We will be sending someone out to clean the statue.”
“The Columbus statue has been defaced with red paint and obscenities.”
Another 311 post pertaining to the vandalism can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on May 7th, 2018. It was then closed on May 8th, 2018, with the following message: “Closed with status: Case Resolved. a company will be sent out to clean it. it’s marble so it needs special type cleaning.”
Commuter Upset About North Washington Street Parking
“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 paisanos 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.'”
The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on December 6th, 2017. It was then closed on May 3rd, 2018, with the following message: “Closed with status: Case Noted. BTD has made timing adjustments to improve traffic flow through the area. This corridor will continue to be monitored and as future improvements are made. Issues with the bike lane being blocked will be referred to traffic enforcement.”
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