Resident parking has always been a challenge in the North End / Waterfront neighborhood. When the statewide shutdown due the Coronavirus pandemic began back in March, tickets and towing for street sweeping was paused, allowing residents who were no longer commuting to work daily to leave their cars in their parking spots. Many other individuals with resident stickers left the city, and the North End streets seemed to open up a bit more for parking.
Now activity is returning to the area, with cafe zones taking up street spaces, and construction projects and utility work resuming. The City is offering free parking at the Government Center Garage for Hanover and Salem St. residents impacted by the new outdoor dining, but some feel this is not enough.
With tourism remaining low and the North End feasts canceled for this season, some feel parking is less difficult than usual during this time of year, while others feel the cafe zones and other temporary bans have made parking more difficult than usual during this time of year.
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