Featured Police & Fire

Wharf District Council Police Update: Assaults, Bank Robbery, Larcenies, Disorderly Conduct, and Election Day Preparedness

Boston Police Department (BPD) Sergeant Steven Moy provided a police report at the October Wharf District Council (WDC) meeting. Sergeant Moy spoke to an uptick in issues related to the homeless population due to COVID-19’s effects on shelter capacity and on the BPD’s continuing engagement efforts to provide services. WDC Member Joanne-Hayes Rines thanked the Read More…

Event Notices

Wharf District Council Oct. 20 Agenda: Police Update, 188 High St. Pod-Style Hotel, Climate Ready Downtown Study, State St. Project, Neighborhood Updates

The Wharf District Council will host their October meeting on Tuesday, October 20th from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. virtually on Zoom. See the full agenda and Zoom login information posted below. Updated Monday, Oct. 19: Climate Ready Downtown Boston Study will not be on the agenda. It has been moved to November meeting. https://zoom.us/j/99093754192?pwd=N3VxLzAxQVN4Nks2a3VFK2NWenlWQT09 Meeting Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Wharf District Council Police Update: Three Commercial Breaking & Entering Incidents, Neighborhood Vigilance

Boston Police Department (BPD) Sergeant Steven Moy provided a police report at the September Wharf District Council (WDC) meeting. September 4th 2020, 8:16PM, 12 Post Office Square: Breaking and Entering Responding to a 911 call, officers were briefed upon arriving on-scene by building maintenance and Northeast Security who directed their attention to a window that Read More…

Event Notices

Wharf District Council Sept. 15 Agenda: State Rep. Michlewitz, Cannabis Dispensary, Lily’s Pizza, Central Wharf Park Exhibit, Harbor Garage Project Update

The Wharf District Council will host their September meeting on Tuesday, September 15 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. virtually on Zoom. See the full agenda and Zoom login information posted below. Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91672218172?pwd=RWkrZ1RDb3MwVEhtZHJ0QjB3T0ZXUT09 Meeting ID: 916 7221 8172 Passcode: 466830 For telephone calls:  Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aHdmZj5w9

Community Featured Meetings

Wharf District Council Aug. Reports: Milling & Paving, Harbor Garage Project, Emergency Preparedness, Voting

The Wharf District Council (WDC) held its August meeting on Tuesday, August 18th via Zoom. A number of notable reports and community updates were included as part of a full agenda. Construction Work Along Surface Rd. and Atlantic Ave. Crosswalks John Romano Sr, Municipal Affairs Liaison for Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) reported regarding ongoing Read More…

Featured Government

Proposed Civilian Review Board Would Independently Investigate Police Misconduct Complaints

City Councilors Andrea Campbell (District 4) and Ricardo Arroyo (District 5) proposed a civilian review board during this weeks City Council meeting. If passed, the civilian review board would replace an existing oversight panel that currently operates within the Boston Police Department. The proposed ordinance joins one of many city council proposals to address police Read More…

Government

City Council Wants Detailed Plan From Mayor on Police Overtime Cuts

At this week’s Boston City Council meeting, councilors directed their attention toward realizing Mayor Marty Walsh’s police overtime budget cut of 20% by proposing a hearing to discuss strategies for achieving this goal. According to a proposal by Councilors Kenzie Bok (District 8) and Andrea Campbell (District 4), actualizing the Mayor’s cuts will require “active Read More…

Featured Government

City Councilors Propose Unarmed Community Response System for Non-Violent Emergencies

City Councilors Lydia Edwards (District 1), Michelle Wu (At-Large), and Julia Mejia (At-Large) proposed a system that would direct non-violent emergency 911 calls away from law enforcement and toward a public safety response team. This proposal comes in the midst of racial injustice protests that continue across the Commonwealth following the death of George Floyd Read More…

Featured Meetings

Wharf District Council June Reports: Police Update, MBTA Ferries Resuming, Aquarium Reopening Plans

The Wharf District Council (WDC) held its June meeting on Tuesday, June 16, via Zoom. A number of notable reports and community updates were included as part of a full agenda. Boston Police – Public Safety Report Captain Fong, who is set to retire Friday, delivered his final active duty police report. One International Place Read More…

Featured Government

City Council Responds to Growing Demands for Police Reform

As protests continue in an effort to address racial injustice and police brutality across the country, the Boston City Council has turned their attention toward police reform. The City Council is in the process of finalizing their FY21 budget and recently held a public hearing around their police budget. Advocates have urged the Boston City Read More…

Featured Meetings

Wharf District Council Police Update: Late-Night Robberies; Assault; Increased Surveillance

Boston Police Department (BPD) Sergeant Steven Moy and Sergeant Ted Boyle, in attendance on behalf of Captain Fong, provided a police report at the November Wharf District Council (WDC) meeting. There have been four reported incidents, three occurring in the vicinity of Coogan’s, located at 171 Milk Street: Two late-night robberies outside of Coogan’s over Read More…

Health & Environment Schools

North End Coalition Presents Safety Talk to North End Students

Members of the newly formed North End Coalition hosted a talk with middle school students from the Eliot K-8 Schools and St. John Schools in the North End to educate the children on the importance of needle safety in homes, as well as in public spaces. The presentation was organized by Maria Lanza from Mayor Read More…