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.

Broken Sidewalk on Richmond Street

“Several bricks missing – big trip hazard. Please fix. This is a very heavily traveled sidewalk in the North End. Thanks!”

The original 311 post can be found here. The case was originally submitted and opened on April 13, 2019. The case is still open as of April 14, 2019.

Graffiti in The North End

“Graffiti in many North End rooftops in recent years. Disgrace. I know the city has height restrictions, but.. can’t owners be cited? Disgraceful”

The original 311 post can be found here. The case was submitted and opened on April 13, 2019. The case is still open as of April 14, 2019.

Sink Hole Forming on Prince Street

“Sink hole starting- in front of 138 Prince St North End.”

The original 311 post can be found here. The case was submitted and opened on April 13, 2019. The case is still open as of April 14, 2019.

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  1. I am saddened to see how many people throw trash in the street in the North End. I think there should be $100. fine for littering and there should be signs everywhere.
    If there are no consequences, people will continue doing this.

    • There fines for littering, but there has to be citation issued. Littering is one of the crimes that isn’t enforced. It happens everywhere. A woman goes around Columbus Park in the morning with tongs and picks it up herself. If you get sick of it, clean it up.

    • One of the goid uses of plastic grocery bags. I used to go out with a broom and dust pan and put it in the plastic bag. Never put my hands on the stuff. I didn’t do the whole street just my little section. Well now you will see more litter. Still not going to touch the stuff or cart it around with a dust pan. I’ll just call Marty and leave a message😊

  2. Minimum $1,000 for littering. And make it $2,500 if you don’t pick up after your dog. The streets are filthy all the time.

    • A months rent for littering or not picking up after your dog? I believe there’s is something in the constitution regarding cruel and unusual punishment!!!

      • Yes. A month’s rent. There is absolutely no reason a dog owner cannot properly dispose of the poop of his or her dog. That said, there can be exceptions for genuine service dogs.

  3. The litter problem is because of the residents of this neighborhood.

    Renters and owners could spend 30 minutes per week cleaning around their living area and the problem would be reduced drastically. Instead people want to spend their time talking about out of control fines that will never happen.

    Stop relying on the city to solve our problems. Let’s have some self pride.

  4. Sounds like your talking about the NE of the sixties and seventies. Those days are long gone. Plus a lot of the litter is left by tourists and visitors..

    • Michael I understand the trash is mostly visitors to our neighborhood but so what.

      I still spend a few minutes every week sweeping up litter outside of my condo. My time is much better used doing that rather than hoping for the city to implement a $2000 fine.

  5. Noah, my point was growing up in the NE of my generation every Saturday the residents of the neighborhood would sweep and wash the stairs and the streets of the buildings they lived in. That’s what they did in the old country and when they immigrated here they kept up the tradition. I wish more people felt the way you do.

    • Of course in the real old days they had public pillories. I think these were more entertaining and more affective than fines. Then again, there could be a community service penalty and the litterers could go around cleaning up other peoples trash. They would have to wear floresant vest so there shame would be obvious. I don’t want to be mistaken for one of them. Ok, I changed my mind. I vote for the pillories.

    • I love the idea of the community coming together on Saturday mornings and sweeping and picking up trash. Even for just 20 minutes. I would volunteer!

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