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What’s the 311? Thacher St. Broken Lights; Graffiti on Salem St.; Dog Waste Overflowing at Dog Park; Noisy Helicopters After Bruins Loss

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. Street Light Broken at Thacher St. & N. Washington St. This 311 user asks, “Do you think you could do something to these lights in the Read More…

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Video: Military Helicopter Exercise Over Downtown Boston Skyline

Military helicopters performed a Homeland Security training exercise on Tuesday night over downtown Boston’s skyline, flying literally between hi-rise buildings and just feet over North End building rooftops. There appeared to be several Blackhawk helicopters in a flying pattern from Logan Airport in East Boston across the harbor past the North End and Downtown waterfront, ending up atop a skyscraper Read More…

Photos & Videos Police & Fire

Military Helicopters Flying Low Along Waterfront and Downtown Boston [Video]

Military helicopters are doing Homeland Security training exercises tonight over downtown Boston, flying literally feet over building rooftops. We captured some of the fast moving action in the above video. There appear to be four “dark” Blackhawk helicopters following a flying pattern from Logan Airport in East Boston across the Harbor past the North End and Downtown waterfront, ending up atop a skyscraper Read More…

Photos & Videos Police & Fire

Low Flying Helicopters Over Boston Part of Training Exercises [Video]

If you were around the North End / Waterfront or anywhere in downtown Boston between 9pm-11pm on Wednesday night, you undoubtedly heard the low flying helicopters flying overhead. This was part of the previously announced military training exercises involving Navy Seals who were also repelling off 75 State Street earlier in the day. These helicopters Read More…

Police & Fire

Military Training Exercises in Boston Through August 5th

In case you see the helicopters or other military activity, City Hall has issued the following press release: Joint federal military training exercises will take place within and around the Boston area between July 26th and August 5th. Military personnel will conduct training exercises to ensure the military’s ability to operate in urban environments, prepare Read More…