Police & Fire

Boston Police Expand BPDNews.com Into “Virtual Community”

Boston Police Crusier With BPDNews.com LogoBPDNews.com has been expanded to incorporate the full menu of police tools open to the community. The new features include:

* Crimereports.com  – This crime-mapping tool allows community members to visit a user-friendly website and quickly access public safety information specific to the selected neighborhood. (Note: Click the “Crime” option on the menu at the top of this page to see this tool relevant to the North End/Waterfront.)

  * Citizenobserver
– This community e-alert system allows residents
    to sign up to receive texts and emails from their local district
    on important public safety information and alerts distributed by
    their district Community Service Officer.

  * Neighbors for Neighbors.com
– This is a local neighborhood-based
    social networking site for people to connect and organize around
    common interests. NorthEndWaterfront.com has a group on this site which you can join here.

  * Twitter – The BPD is one of the first police departments in the
    country to make use of the latest social media sensation, Twitter.
    Here community members can sign up to receive frequent tweets on
    important public safety information ranging from road closures to
    motor vehicle accidents and much more.

  * Text-A-Tip – The Boston Police is the first police department in
    the country to utilize text messaging to allow community members
    to send information anonymously to our CrimeStoppers Unit.

  * Call The Cops – This is the department’s weekly cable show where
    we strive to use that time to offer community members safety tips
    and a recap of weekly events. We also try to use this opportunity
    to personalize a specific unit within the department for people at
    home. In other words, we might do a “Meet the Harbor Patrol”
    segment or something on a K-9 officer – what it takes and how you
    become one, etc.

The new BPDNews is our effort to bring all of these groundbreaking Virtual Community initiatives together in one place. In the days and months ahead you will see changes to the site that will reflect our commitment to using technology to inform the citizens of Boston, to enhance communication at the District and neighborhood level and to extend our efforts to use new technology to promote and implement our mission of community policing.

*BPDNews.com– The Boston Police Department’s Virtual Community*

Police & Fire

Weekly North End Police Log

Selected incidents from this week’s Boston Police North End Journal Log: Fire 10/10/09    4:50am B.F.D. on scene of a building fire on Hanover St. All tenants evacuated, no injuries reported at this time, estimate of damage $300,000. B&E Non-Residential 10/13/09    7:00pm-7:00am Commercial St. business reports an unknown person broke the front glass door and removed Read More…

Police & Fire Schools

Children’s H1N1 Flu Clinic at North End Community Center

The North End Community Health Center is running a Children’s Flu Clinic to administer the H1N1 (Swine) Flu Vaccine.
Please call 617-643-8100 for an appointment.
The Center is also administering regular (seasonal) flu vaccines.
For more general information on the flu: www.flu.gov or the CDC site.

If your child is a patient of the North End Health Community Health Center, please consider taking advantage of the H1N1 Children’s Flu Clinic.

Details below:

Government Police & Fire

New Indictment In DiMasi Case

Federal prosecutors added a new count of extortion to previous charges against Sal DiMasi, former Massachusetts House Speaker. The new indictment came today in Boston’s US District Court alleging a hidden stake in Genesis Management LLC. Genesis was a real estate management firm formed by DiMasi’s accountant Richard Vitale and two other partners. According to Read More…

Food & Drink Police & Fire

Fire in Bricco Building at 247 Hanover Street

This morning’s tweets from the Boston Fire Department regarding a fire in the building where Bricco is located at 247 Hanover Street. BostonFire Damage estimate is $300,000.00 Cause is under investigation by BFD Fire Investigation Unit. All out sounded at 7:10 am. BostonFire No injuries reported. BostonFire Building had a restaurant, Bricco, on the first Read More…

Food & Drink Police & Fire Real Estate

Chamber of Commerce President Responds to Globe Article

In a letter to the Boston Globe, North End Chamber of Commerce (NECC) President, Joanne Prevost Anzalone, responded to the recent Globe article, “A Culture Clash in the North End,” republished here with the author’s permission. Let’s work together in the North End, October 9, 2009 Re: “A Culture Clash in North End” by Jenna Read More…

Police & Fire

Weekly Police Log – October 7, 2009

Notable incidents in this week’s North End Police Journal Log: Robbery/Bank 10/01/09          9:04am Male suspect entered a Hanover St. bank (no weapon ) and demanded US currency. Suspect threatened a customer before teller handed over US currency. Suspect fled on foot. Detectives are investigating. Larceny from Motor Vehicle 10/02/09          4:30pm Victim reports an unknown person Read More…

Police & Fire

September 2009 Crime Stats Show Improvement

North End crime statistics for September 2009 show the third consecutive month of improvement, according to Boston Police. With 16 incidents of larceny and 5 assaults, the total of 21 incidents is 5 fewer than last year. Year-to-date, there were 198 reported incidents which is slightly lower than last year. Assaults and larceny are two Read More…

Police & Fire

Loud Party Advisory Sheet & Police Contacts

Following up on the recent Public Safety meeting, the Boston Police distributed two documents for residents: 1 – Loud Party Advisory Sheet 2 – Boston Police District A-1 Contact Information As part of the process that Boston Police use in dealing with loud party disturbances, an advisory sheet gets delivered as a warning to the Read More…

Government Police & Fire Transportation

LaMattina Sponsors “Scooter Parking” Hearing

The Boston City Council’s Committee on City and Neighborhood Services will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 2:00 PM in the Christopher Iannella Chamber, fifth floor, Boston City Hall. The subject of the hearing is: 1004 – Order for a hearing regarding regulation of scooter parking. This matter is sponsored by Read More…