Featured Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: One Lane Bridge Both Directions; 24-Hour Work to Begin on Temporary Bridge May 14

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the week of May 3–16, 2020. Travel Impacts Overnight lane reductions: Overnight lane reductions in both directions will continue during weeknights from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. At least one lane across the Read More…

Featured Meetings Transportation

Northern Avenue Bridge: “People First” Design Presented to Wharf Council

City officials gave a design preview of the new Northern Avenue bridge to the Wharf District Council this week in a presentation entitled “Boston Bold: A People First Experience.” The old Northern Ave. bridge was deemed a navigation hazard by the USCG (United States Coast Guard) and closed in 2014. After preliminary meetings, officials said Read More…

Featured Government Health & Environment Transportation

Reduced Traffic During Pandemic Prompts Discussion on Creating Safer Streets in Boston

While Boston’s streets have significantly emptied during the current public health crisis, City Councilors Michelle Wu (At-Large) and Liz Breadon (District 9) discussed options for using the reduction in traffic to reallocate street space to create a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists. Many cities across the country have started expanding crowded sidewalks and increased Read More…

Featured Health & Environment Transportation

What’s the 311? Social Distancing Violations, Trash on Fleet St., Rutherford Ave. Gridlock

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. Lack of Social Distancing on Hanover St. This 311 user says, ” Daily gathering at this restaurant in the North End hasn’t stopped during this pandemic. Read More…

Announcements Community Featured Transportation

Commentary: Foster St. Playground Status Update

The Foster Street Playground was recently featured in a recent 311 report and I fell compelled to share some insights and history. My parents and I have attempted to address the abandonment of this city playground for many years to no avail. Our property abuts the playground; our kitchen windows look directly out on to Read More…

Photos & Videos Transportation

Neighborhood Photo: Non-Existent Rush Hour

Nonno Jerry and grandson “Jackie Cannoli” crossed the Charlestown Bridge on the way back to their home in the North End at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay at home advisory, not a car was in sight during this normally high-traffic time. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Read More…

Transportation

No Tickets/Towing for Street Sweeping Due to COVID-19

While street cleaning is still operating on a normal schedule, the City of Boston is not ticketing or towing for street sweeping violations at this time. With residents being asked to stay at home and avoid non-essential travel in attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Boston Transportation Department is not enforcing street Read More…

Featured Transportation

Overnight Lane Reductions Begin Mar. 11 for N. Washington St. Bridge Project

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the week of March 8-21, 2020. Travel Impacts N. Washington St. Inbound: Off-peak daytime lane reductions across the bridge and additional lane reductions at Keany Square will continue. One lane across the bridge and Read More…

Transportation

N. Washington St. Bridge Project Update: DCR Locks Closed Mar. 5–6

Below is the construction look ahead for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project as provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the week of March 1-7, 2020. Project Advisory: Charles River Dam Pedestrian Walkway Temporary Closure  Beginning on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6 a.m. and continuing through Friday, March 6, 2020 at 6 Read More…

Featured Government Transportation

Income-Adjusted Parking Ticket Fines Proposed By City Councilor Mejia

At-large City Councilor Julia Mejia introduced a proposal for income-adjusted fines for parking violations at a recent Boston City Council meeting. According to Mejia, parking tickets should be reflective of Boston residents’ financial situations. She believes that residents shouldn’t be placed in a position where they’re forced to choose between paying parking tickets or putting Read More…

Community Transportation

“Godmothered” Filming at North Square Continues Feb. 28

Due to weather, filming of “Godmothered” for the Disney+ streaming movie service had to be cancelled on February 6 and has been rescheduled for Friday, February 28, 2020. Filming will occur on February 28 at North Square, with prep work taking place on February 26 & 27. North Square past the split to Moon St., Read More…

Featured Government Transportation

Reader Poll: Should Parking Ticket Amounts Be Adjusted Based on Income?

Boston parking tickets can range between $15 to $120 depending on where you park and how long you leave your vehicle. City Councilor At-Large Julia Mejia suggests these amounts could be just a hassle for some while, for low-income individuals, it could create a real hardship. As a solution, Mejia is slated to introduce a Read More…