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…

Commentaries Police & Fire

Globe Editorial Chimes in on Illegal Gas & Charcoal Grills on Rooftops

Our photo post from the top of Old North showing illegal gas and charcoal grills on rooftops continues to gain attention. The latest contribution comes from the editorial page of the Boston Globe. … gas and charcoal grills on roofs do pose fire hazards, as the blog NorthEndWaterfront.com recently noted. Massachusetts, Boston, and countless other Read More…

Meetings Photos & Videos Police & Fire

Gas Grills Common on North End Roof Decks; Photos Reveal Hazardous, Illegal Use

Tent-gate has now been resolved (whew!), but it brought up the related, and far more serious, public safety concern of gas grills on roof decks. The North End / Waterfront is one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the country with abutting buildings and wooden interior construction. In response to these concerns and access Read More…

Community Government Photos & Videos Real Estate

Video: City Chief James Hunt Speaks to NEWRA on Environmental and Energy Issues

Conversation with James Hunt, City of Boston Chief of Environmental and Energy Services The city’s chief spoke to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) regarding a wide range of issues relating to the environment and energy use, including groundwater and recycling. Mr. Hunt oversees the Inspectional Services Department and the Environment Department, serves Read More…