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.

Loud Skateboarding at The Gassy

This 311 user writes, “4 to 5 guys who use a large wooden box to do skateboarding tricks on! They were here for 2 hours and just stopped! It is LOUD and annoying with the constant pounding! The “Gassy” is shaped like an amphitheater which intensifies the sound 10 fold! The sign says “No Skateboarding!” Could you PLEASE have someone remove that box which they keep locked up to the fence by the garage wall.”

The original 311 post can be found here. The post was submitted on July 23, 2019 and remains open as of July 24, 2019.

Broken Sidewalk on Endicott St.

This 311 user says, “Sidewalk has a big step and my tenants keep tripping on it. I am afraid if they or anybody that falls will sue me. It is in front of my building on 93 Endicott Street.”

The original post can be found here. The post was submitted on July 22, 2019 and remains open as of July 24, 2019.

7AM Jackhammering at the Intersection of Stillman St. & Endicott St.

This 311 user writes, “This is now the second morning in a row that they are jackhammering at 7am in a residential area. It’s extremely disruptive and annoying to be woken up like this every morning. Please do something.”

The original 311 post can be found here. The case was submitted on July 18, 2019. The case was closed and then reopened on July 18, 2019 with the following notes: “Closed with status: Case Noted. Permits are issued to start work at 7 AM. This is a MASSDOT job. Not the City of Boston’s jurisdiction.”

“Reopened with status: NOTE: referenced attachment is in HISTORY tab. I have contacted MASS DOT and they let me know that this is not their. project, this is the city’s project and to contact you for information and complaints on this project. Please see screenshot attached from MASS DOT. It is very frustrating that they are allowed to jackhammer so early in the morning to do what looks like non-urgent or life threatening repairs on perfectly good sidewalks. The construction outside of normal business hours is having an adverse affect on the quality of life of living in the North End. This is not the first time that this has happened and I feel compelled to bring this to your attention.”

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  1. Just curious as to what the person who reported the noise from the jackhammering does when the trash gets picked up early in the morning during the week? July 18th (the date of the 311 report) was midweek. Unless you work a night shift, or are retired, the vast majority of people living in the North End are usually up at 7:00 am getting ready for work and would not consider this a quality of life issue.

  2. There probably isn’t a good time for jackhammering. Just have to hope the job will finish soon. Looks like the broken sidewalk is related. It will probably be fixed in time for the Feast of St. Anthony.

  3. Imagine taking the time to call 311 because kids are skateboarding in a PARK! God forbid people get off their phones and play in the park.

  4. It’s irrelevant where they come from , the caller is right the sign posted clearly states “No skateboarding”. No still means no?

    • LOL. The official park rules also ban bikes and scooters (look on Boston.gov) Maybe Boston Police can set up a detail to arrest a some 9 year olds riding their bikes.

      I really think some people are suited to live in a city. Maybe the deep woods of New Hampshire is better.

  5. Maybe they could use the new bike paths and explore Boston rather than going back and forth then jumping onto swing sets. These guys aren’t out to impress the chicks.

  6. About 25 yrs ago my friend’s son got a $50. tickent in Hyannis Center for having his
    car radio blasting at 5 p.m. I want some to explain to me why this is not happening in
    Boston. If it took place outside of Marty Walsh’s house I bet something would be done
    about it. These blasting car radios are taking place during all different times of the day,
    and nobody is doing a thing about it. What else is new?

    • Cops in Hyannis have nothing to do but watch out for Kennedys. Cops in Boston have a lot worse things on their hands. Compared with murder, armed robberies and flashers on the Charles, noise during daylight hours is low on the list. I’m a little surprised the jackhammers on Endicot St. didn’t drowned out the skateboards.

  7. T Mobile Sprint, The bottom line is it could never, ever take place outside of Marty’s
    Home, no matter what crime is taking place in Boston.


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