Community Meetings Police & Fire

Crime Stats Down; Residents Raise Quality of Life Issues at Public Safety Meeting

Boston Police hosted the July 2012 North End Public Safety meeting this week where recent crime statistics shows a 21% decrease in reported North End incidents through June as compared to last year. About 40 residents attended, continuing to raise quality of life concerns regarding general mayhem in the streets and parks, especially on weekends. Read More…

Community Meetings Police & Fire

New North End-Waterfront Neighborhood Watch Program

Under the direction of Carolyn MacNeil, Director of Neighborhood Watch programs for the Boston Police department, councilman David Marx of NEWNC and North End resident Brian Brandt, The North End-Waterfront will soon have a Neighborhood Watch program. Public Safety meetings are held at 6:30 PM on the first Thursday of every month at The Nazarro Read More…

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Late Night Noise and Neighborhood Watch Discussed at Public Safety Meeting (Video)

Video: May 3, 2012 North End Public Safety Meeting with District A-1 Boston Police, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Suffolk University & North End / Waterfront residents, held at the Nazzaro Community Center. It was another standing room only community meeting on late night noise, partying and crime issues in the North End. After getting an Read More…

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Commentary: Noise Problem – North End Residents Fed Up

The following letter to Boston City Hall Mayor’s Office and City Council officials is re-published here with permission of the author as a commentary follow-up to last week’s North End Public Safety meeting. I am emailing you in the hope that you finally realize how fed up both the deep rooted and longstanding residents of Read More…

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Chock Full of News at Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) Meeting

There were several important reports and announcements at the April 10, 2012 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). This video includes the following items: Welcome – Donna Freni, President Visitor/Resident Parking Changes – Stephen Passacantilli Neighborhood Crime Watch Creation – Stephen Passacantilli Problem Properties Task Force – Stephen Passacantilli Public Safety Read More…

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Angry Residents Erupt in Chorus of Complaints About Lack of Police Presence

The honeymoon is over in the North End for the newly assigned Boston Police District A-1 Captain Thomas Lee. At the April 5, 2012 neighborhood public safety meeting, approximately 70 residents and business owners erupted in a chorus of complaints regarding deteriorating quality of life conditions. An out-of-control St. Patrick’s Day in the North End, Read More…

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Police Review North End Crime Incidents at March 2012 Public Safety Meeting

Boston Police Sargent Thomas Lema and Officer Teddy Boyle started off the March 1, 2012 North End Public Safety meeting with the news that longtime District A-1 Captain Bernard O’Rourke had been promoted to BPD headquarters. The new head of District A-1, including the North End, will be Captain Thomas Lee. (See separate post.) Carrying Read More…

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Menino Pledges New School Assignment Process in “State of the City”

Mayor Thomas M. Menino used his annual “State of the City” address to focus on  the city’s schools. In particular, the Mayor promised major changes in the school assignment process within the next year. Finishing the Job on School Assignment Mayor Menino also discussed the building of school communities, pledging that one year from now, Read More…

Meetings Police & Fire

Crime Takes a Break in North End / Waterfront

The good news is that overall crime incidents are down 13.5% year-to-date in the North End / Waterfront area, according to statistics provided by Boston Police. With 249 total reported incidents through October, more than half are in the “Larceny” category. Most larcenies are break-ins to motor vehicles on the streets to steal GPS, electronics, Read More…

Meetings Police & Fire

BPD Detective Updates Community on Recent Sexual Assault & Fighting Incidents at Feasts

At last night’s North End Public Safety Meeting, Boston Police brought in Lt. Detective Chuck Wilson to update the neighborhood on the latest sexual assault investigation and the fights that broke out last Friday at the St. Anthony’s Feast. He prefaced his discussion of recent incidents with a general perspective view. “As someone who grew Read More…

Meetings Police & Fire

Noise Flyers Being Distributed in North End by Boston Police District A-1

Boston Police District A-1 are distributing flyers and cards for the new “Be Courteous to Your Neighbors” campaign. Officers on patrol will have the cards to hand out to people on the streets, initially targeting groups of individuals gathering at common spots where there are noise complaints. Officers will also use the flyers in their Read More…