Boston code enforcement has begun ticketing North End restaurants that have trash barrels out in the morning after collection. Recently ticketed was former North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) member Jorge Mendoza of Monica’s on Richmond Street who received a $50 ticket at approximately 8 a.m. (Official cutoff is 7am, but has rarely been enforced.) He shares the following photo and commentary:
“North End business have to be own by some of the most patient people in the planet!! Our neighborhood is neglected in the winters during snow storms and when the summer finally gets here the construction starts, nowhere to park cars, digging in front of business all day, not to mention the filth. Yes, the neighborhood is filthy, recycling left out all day on collection day and so on. The local business cleaned their sidewalks, decorate their windows with flowers and, by the way, pay tribute to the city in the form of meal taxes.”
“Then – surprise, surprise – code enforcement walks around early morning punishing local business with $50 dollar tickets for having their garbage barrels still out after collection. Today’s tickets were posted before 8:00 am. It seems unfair since local business are the foundation of this Italian-American neighborhood, the oldest in the country.”
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