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Residents Evacuated from 454-464 Hanover Street as North End Building Declared Structurally Unsafe

Boston Inspectional Services has declared the building at 454-464 Hanover Street is structurally unsafe for occupancy. Residents were forced to evacuate on March 13th after city officials decided to condemn the property. The building is home to dozens of residents in its 26 residential units. There was formerly a 7-Eleven store on the ground floor Read More…

Health & Environment Real Estate

Tenants Living With Feces in North End Building

Tenants in a North End building turned to Reddit to complain about feces, and more, backing up in their basement. They love the neighborhood but feel they can’t live in the situation anymore. Fecesbasement posts: As soon as we moved in (June 1st) it flooded with feces and other industrial chemicals (aka everything that people in Read More…

Event Notices Photos & Videos Real Estate

Inspectional Services Head Expediting Building Permits (Video)

Head of Boston Inspectional Services, William “Buddy” Christopher, spoke recently to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) to discuss general issues associated with the department. Mr. Christopher said that ISD has been tasked by Mayor Walsh to: Expedite the permitting process for applicants. Uphold minimum standards for housing. Improve the experience at ISD. Change the Read More…

Event Notices Government

“Chief Chat” in North End with Boston’s Inspectional Services Commissioner

On October 15, the City of Boston will host the next event in its “Chief Chat” series aboard the City Hall To Go Truck. City Hall to Go is a mobile office, which offers many city services to Boston residents in their local neighborhoods, including resident parking permits, voter registrations, and recycling stickers, among others. Read More…

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Inspectional Services Discusses Rooftops, Rental Units and Code Enforcement at Public Safety Meeting [Video]

Video: Inspectional Services at North End Public Safety Meeting, June 6, 2013 Coming off the latest North End rooftop incident as well as the fatal Allston fire, the Public Safety Committee invited Latifa Ali, Community Liaison from Inspectional Services Department (ISD) to engage residents on current issues. (00:00 in video) Rooftop and inspection issues related Read More…

Health & Environment

Committee Reports Less Rats in the North End; Take the Poll

Are you missing the fuzzy, long-tailed, beady-eyed rodents? According to residents, the earthly creatures are few and far between these days and showing up much less than at this time last year. The update came at Tuesday night’s meeting with John Meany, Director of Environmental Services at the City’s Inspectional Services Department. The meeting was Read More…