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.

Street Lights Out on Hanover and Commercial Street Corner

Two street lights are out on the corner of Hanover and Commercial Street.

“Both street lights at intersection of Hanover St. and Commercial St. in North End have been out for weeks. It’s very dark in this area and dangerous. Please fix ASAP thanks!”

The original 311 post can be found here. The case was submitted and opened on December 28, 2018. The case is still open as of January 2nd, 2019.


Hole at Christopher Columbus Park

A break in the bricks is shown at Christopher Columbus Park

“Hole in the harborwalk in front of Christopher Columbus park.”

The original 311 post can be found here. The case was submitted and opened on December 29, 2018. The case is still open as of January 2, 2019.

Rodent Droppings Found at Boston Public Market

Rotten food and rodent droppings can be seen in this photo taken at the Boston Public Market

“Rotten food and rodent droppings on floor just inside Boston public market. Next to rocking chairs inside the doorway by [Hanover] street and Mother Juice. Needs clean up and visit from health inspection.”

The original 311 post can be found here. The case was submitted and opened on December 28, 2018. The case is still open as of January 2, 2019.

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  1. Discussing rodent sighting and droppings at the Market hello where are the health inspectors. Also just contacted Lydia Edwards Office regarding the continuous rodent sighting and the street lights out for months at the end of Lewis and Commercial St.

  2. The City is well informed about the Rodent Problem & has not taken on this form of Birth Control for Rodents so that they do not Multiply. Why? It has been very effective in those cities that have gone this route.

  3. Funny enough, upon closer inspection, what looked like rodent droppings actually turned out to be black rice from a Mother Juice Salad Bowl! Someone must’ve started New Year’s on a healthy note but dropped a few bites on the floor. We appreciate that you’re vigilant about noting neighborhood issues and will always work hard to ensure a clean and healthy environment at the Boston Public Market.

  4. T Mobile, It has to be something we could get a hold of, because other cities have used this & it has been
    successful. Sal Vitro, if you don’t know about this subject, I wouldn’t even comment. There is such a form of
    Birth Control. They way cities feed the rats poiston they feed them this form of birth control. I didn’t make it up,
    it exists. Try researching it before you get sarcastic.

    • Actually, these are trials in places like Chicago and New York. New York claimed some success, but Chicago’s problems are worse than ever.. I have friend in Chicago that I drop in on from time to time. He keeps feril cats around. Puts food out and even heated little huts. Some of the neighbors do the same. There are no longer rats in that neighborhood. I did see an article where Chicago has bern using cats.

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