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Councilor Ross Interviewed on Proposed Boston Panhandling Ordinance

Boston City Councilor Mike Ross (D-Back Bay) talks to Fox News 25 about the proposed panhandling ordinance that would ban asking for money in an aggressive manner, especially those in traffic. Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston Around the North End / Waterfront, panhandlers that might be impacted would be the ones Read More…

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Overnight Commercial Trash Pickups Debated at City Council Hearing

A City Council hearing on overnight commercial trash pickup brought out many North End and Downtown Boston residents complaining about being woken up in the middle of the night. Contrasting testimony was also submitted by hauling companies that expressed concerns about safety and traffic issues with daytime pickups. The hearing was held at City Hall Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Councilors Arroyo, Ross to Hold Hearing on Noisy Nighttime Trash Collection

Councilors Arroyo, Ross to Hold Hearing on Noisy Nighttime Trash Collection — Home Rule Petition Would Allow City to Regulate Commercial Trash Pick Up — On Monday, February 27, 2012, the Boston City Council Committee on Government Operations will hold a hearing on regulating commercial trash collection times.  Currently, garbage trucks collecting trash in the Read More…

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Councilors Arroyo and Ross Move to Prevent Noisy Nighttime Trash Pickup

News from the offices of City Councilors Arroyo and Ross:

— Home Rule Petition will Regulate Commercial Trash Collection Timing—

The Boston City Council is considering a measure to restrict noisy trucks from collecting trash in the middle of the night.  In response to complaints from residents, City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo and District City Councilor Michael Ross introduced a home rule petition to give the City of Boston authority to regulate commercial trash collection timing.