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 Police & Fire

Protesters at City Hall Plaza Speakout for Police Reforms; Small Group on Hanover St.

Protesters at City Hall Plaza had a defined message on Sunday afternoon calling for specific police reforms, now two weeks after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The 1,000+ person demonstration was peaceful with heavy presence by Boston Police and the National Guard. Speakers on the plaza called for (1) reopening death cases by Read More…

Featured Police & Fire

Potential Looters Arrested on Commercial St. Alley

At about 9:19 PM on Monday, June 1, Boston Police officers made two arrests of potential looters, according to BPDNews.com, resulting in the recovery of multiple bricks and burglarious tools in the area of 160 State Street Downtown. While on patrol in the area of Merchants Row in Faneuil Hall, officers observed two males in Read More…

Community Kids & Families

North End Against Drugs Family Dinner/Talk with Police Commissioner Gross

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) held a family dinner/family talk on Monday, November 18 at the BCYF Nazzaro Center in the North End. The room was filled to capacity to hear our guest speaker, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross. The Commissioner spent the first half of the evening sitting amongst the attendees talking with parents and 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…

Featured Government

Boston City Council Holds Hearing on Summer Violence

The city council is trying combat issues of summer violence in the city.  During a hearing earlier this week, the council discussed several ways to combat the issue.  “Violence happens all year but there is an uptick during the summer,” said councilor Kim Janey during the meeting.  The Boston police department said they are adding Read More…

Government

Boston City Council Votes to Strengthen the Trust Act

During the regular city council meeting, Councilor Josh Zakim proposed new amendments to strengthen Boston’s Trust Act.  The Trust Act is a citywide ordinance that prevents Boston Police from detaining immigrants on the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “It’s important to stand up for our values,” said Zakim during the meeting.  The Read More…

Business Food & Drink

Tiki Rock Wants to Add Bottle Service

Tiki Rock, located on 2 Broad Street, is looking to add bottle service to their establishment. The popular restaurant and bar met with the Wharf District Council to discuss their plans. If approved, bottle service would only be allowed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and Sundays during brunch. Due to Boston’s laws, patrons will Read More…

Featured Government

Boston City Council Considers Raising the Age of Retirement for Police Officers

The Boston City Council is looking at extending the required retiring age for Boston Police officers. During the regular city council meeting, Councilor Michael Flaherty requested a public hearing surrounding the retirement age for police officers. Currently, police officers are required to retire once they reach 65 years old.  “It’s 2019. Does 65 make sense?” Read More…

Government

Boston City Council to Hold Nightlife Safety Hearing

After recent tragic events involving the kidnapping and murder of a young woman, the Boston city council will hold a hearing on nightlife safety. During the city council meeting, Boston city councilor Annissa Essaibi-George requested the meeting, saying it was the council’s job to make sure public safety concerns are met. “We need to take Read More…