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.

Men Urinating Off Roof of Building on Holden Court

“Idiots urinating, drinking and generally being unsafe on a roof at Holden Court or Battery street.”

Men allegedly urinated off of this roof on Holden Court/Battery Street while drinking and sitting on the roof.

The original 311 post can be found here. The case was submitted and opened on July 15th, 2018. The case is still unresolved as of July 18th, 2018.

Men Allegedly Drinking in Front of North End Library

“Group publicly drinking in front of library”

Men allegedly drinking in public

The original 311 post can be found here. The case was submitted and opened on July 10th, 2018. The case is still unresolved as of July 18th, 2018.

Several Reports of an Abandoned Moped on Parmenter Street

Abandoned moped missing parts.

“Been here for a month now there taking parts off of it.”

“Moped abandoned for more than a week. No license plate. Does have old MA moped registration tag: DEC 2015 No. 99331”

“Scooter blocking sidewalks”

The original 311 posts can be found here, here, here, and here. The most recent case was submitted and opened on July 10th, 2018. The cases were resolved on July 12th, 2018 with the following message: “Closed with status: Duplicate of Existing Case. see 101002547448.”

Note: The first three cases listed above direct users to case 101002547448. Though the other three cases are resolved, the original case, case 101002547448, has yet to be resolved as of this writing.

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  1. Not sure why the guy in the sunglasses is not arrested anytime he’s in the North End. I believe a few businesses have a restraining order against him and I believe he was arrested in the North End for indecent exposure last year. Yet some people still seem to think it’s OK to engage in conversation with him.

  2. Who cares about the guy in the sunglasses he’s homeless and harmless what about the guy on the roof deck drunk and urinating hello.

  3. I think that now with feasts and warm weather we need police presence on the streets. Homeless people living on the benches and baseball parks, behind skating ring. Trash and human waste polluting the streets. I think every restaurant should be made to wash the sidewalk in front of their establishment like they do at Bova’s.

    • You are right.
      Here are a few that I see washing in front of their businesses on a daily basis:
      Bova’s (Salem & Prince)
      Mike’s Pastry (Hanover)
      Euno (Salem)
      Three out of how many restaurants?
      What a shame…….

      • I’ve also seen them power-washing in the mornings front of Bricco’s and the alley leading into the Bricco’s panetteria regularly.

      • I live around the corner from North Square Oyster and they are daily diligent washers/sweepers (and seem to be doing the best they can in spite of construction this summer). Have also seen some sweeping at Mamma Maria.

        Little Prince in front of Artu and Pellinos is always disgusting. Vomit nearly every morning. Littered with cigarette butts from people smoking outside of Artu and the Florentine

  4. Enough of this guy with the glasses. I have to have a conversation with my kids every time we see him about safety. I’m done with him being the example.

  5. Welcome to the North End. It’s so disgustingly filthy, anything goes and the disrespect that is here now is embarrassing. Where are the cops? Why isn’t there a presence of them in the North End, especially on the weekends.
    In regards to the scumbag peeing off the roof, if they couldn’t get him or find out who he was, then they should fine the landlord big bucks…..start doing that for everything that happens in the building or on the roofs and you see the change in the Neighborhood, for the better.
    I apologize for rambling on but I cannot believe how terrible it is to live here now.
    I just shake my head all day and night long…….

    • I can tell you that there are no police to be seen during the evening/night (except for the same occasional officer I see walking around), but at the stroke of 6 pm when Hanover Street turns into resident only parking, parking enforcement is out in force ticketing cars.

    • I am amazed at the lack of decency in the neighborhood. Recently, I have seen 2 men urinating on my street. They seem to think that because it is a private way and cars don’t drive down there it is okay. Last night a man in a car with Connecticut plates pulled down the street, opened his car door and stood there and peed. In broad daylight. Something needs to be done.

  6. The man in the glasses is John. He is homeless and has been sleeping in my neighbors’ and my carport off and on for over three years. We have called the police multiple times, who come and arrest him (there are always outstanding warrants), take him away, and then he comes back. When sober, he can actually be funny and fairly charming. When high, he is obnoxious, and I believe, dangerous. The police are well aware of him, but have told me that there is not much more they can do about him as he refuses to stay in a shelter or get treatment for substance abuse. I don’t know what the solution is, but it’s best not to engage with him, as my neighbors and I have learned.

    • Well, I don’t buy into the explanation by the cops that their isnt anything that they can do with this guy. Are the residents and business owners supposed to be held hostage by this nut job?

      • Well, I don’t buy into the explanation by the cops that their isnt anything that they can do with this guy. Are the residents and business owners supposed to be held hostage by this nut job? I heard the same lame excuse by a resident defending the other “harmless” guy who repeatedly breaks into the donation boxes at Saint Leonard’s Church.

        • He has used very bad language in front of my kids and regularly hangs out by Lewis Wharf. If the police don’t take care of it and if he acts up again in front of my kids the harbor may be his next hangout.

      • If you want to see cops, just go beat him with a baseball bat. You will be surrounded in seconds. There is nothing lower than a taxpayer.

        • T, I’m not endorsing any form of violence however I guarantee this guy would not be a fixture in the NE that I grew up in back “in the day”

  7. I am a very firm believer in People only get away with what you allow them to get away it. I blame the City,
    sorry to say, enough is not being done. The men urinating off roof tops is a great reason to evict the tenant.
    Not all Real Estate Agents are Equal. Who was the Real Estate Agent involved in this rental?
    When some of these misfit tenants move out of buildings instead of going from the top floor down to the
    street to get rid of their furniture, they are placing in on the next door neighbor’s roof. Many years ago on
    Hanover St. there were residents urinating, throwing beer bottles & cigarette butts at our Police. This was
    handled with a slap on the hand. I would venture to say this is another Absentee Landlord Building.
    Where there is a will, there is always a Way. Roof Decks, unless they are private ones, have always been a
    problem. Do you see anyone doing anything about it. No. They use roof decks as a selling point in some

  8. Joan, as your well aware of it’s all about the almighty dollar and it has been that way since the seventies around here.

  9. Michael D, I am fully aware of the moneyt situation, believe me. Like I said people only get away with what
    you allow them to get away with. I don’t see any Protests happening outside of City Hall. They protested
    outside of City Hall when the Developer wanted to go up to 88 feet where the Roche Bobois Furniture store
    was, now the Eliot School. Action speaks louder than Words. I will never be convined otherwise.

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