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.

Vehicle Blocking Fire Hydrant on Hanover Street

“Another car blocking another hydrant on Hanover Street.”

The original 311 post can be found here. The case was submitted and opened on April 18, 2019. The case was then closed later that day on April 18, 2019 with the following message: “Closed with status: Case Resolved. Area has been enforced.”

311 User Unhappy With Pigeon Feeding at North Square

“Yet another enormous helping of bread thrown down at North Square. Pictured here are the two pigeons who were not scared off by the several individuals walking by. There were at least 8 rats with wings feasting here. The constant trashing of north square is disgusting and occurs daily.”

The original 311 post can be found here. The case was originally submitted and opened on April 20, 2019. The case was then closed later that day on April 20, 2019 with the following message: “Closed with status: Case Resolved”

Steps at Christopher Columbus Park in Need of Resetting

“PARKS DEPARTMENT TRADES ISSUE STEPS NEED TO BE RESET. IN PLACE TRIPPING HAZARD AT ENTRANCE TO CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK”

The original 311 post can be found here. The case was submitted and opened on April 14, 2019. The case is still open as of April 20, 2019.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. The pigeon poster has a good point. There typically is a lot of bread/large chunks of food in that area. My husband and I live around the corner from here and this bothers us too! Looks like the pigeons resolved this situation themselves!

  2. Good thing that 311 caller didn’t live in the north end years ago,, every one used to feed the pigeons old bread,,,,including my mother,, old school get the hard bread throw it out the window and the pigeons ate,, pigeons are not mean ;birds a little dirty but not mean,, I feed the pigeons were I live ,,they gotta eat no?

    • Parziele’s Bafery used to put he day old out every morning. I used to head out early in the morning and walk through pigeon alley. Of course we didn’t have a rat problem until the Big Dig evicted them.

  3. What about the rats that eat the bread?? I see bread scattered at all times of day on several streets in the North End. No pigeons/seagulls/birds are going hungry in Boston. There is no need to purposely feed them.

  4. C’mon, These birds do not need to be fed. Bread isn’t even good for them. They have plenty of alternative snacking choices in this neighborhood if they want to branch out. If one feels the need to feed birds, one should visit a petting zoo. What people do in this neighborhood, tradition or not, is disgusting. Riddling a downtown neighborhood with stale bread is crazy. Don’t, just don’t. APPALLING

  5. Rats with wings. If you want to feed pigeons, open your windows and throw the bread on your apartment floor. Spare the rest of us. Thanks.

  6. Yes pigeons are harmless but they are a big problem with the waste they leave behind. If you ever parked your car and found the deposits they leave you know what I’m talking about. Do not feed them please.

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