Community Photos & Videos Police & Fire

Public Safety Meeting with Boston Police Raises Ongoing Noise and Quality of Life Issues in North End [Video]

Video: North End Public Safety meeting, October 4, 2012 at Nazzaro Community Center with Boston Police (BPD) District A-1 Incessent noise, underage drinking and quality of life issues took center stage at Thursday night’s North End Public Safety meeting with the Boston Police from District A-1. A highlight of the meeting (30:20 time point in Read More…

Commentaries Food & Drink Health & Environment

New Residents Moving in to the Community Over the Labor Day Weekend

As hundreds of new residents moved in over the Labor Day weekend, we could finally come to realize that our tiny community is changing in demographics and culture. This once predominantly Italian and family oriented neighborhood has transformed overnight, but we could see it in plain sight, in the light of day this weekend. Older Read More…

Police & Fire Schools

Major Announcement Concerning Eliot Elementary School Playground

I recently contacted principal Traci Griffith at the Eliot Elementary School concerning drinking and disturbances in the school playground. In response, Traci has very constructively agreed to have the gate that abuts the Prado locked each evening at 9 p.m. This will significantly discourage kids from entering the playground after dark. Traci has worked with us Read More…

Commentaries Police & Fire

Unity Street Resident Sounds Off on Noise and Disturbance Issues

The attached letter relates specifically to ongoing problems at the Eliot Elementary School, which helped lead to the near-riot conditions at and near the Prado this past weekend. However, the general problem of noise and disturbances is again becoming serious and we need to encourage our police and elected officials to do more. The street Read More…

Government Police & Fire

LaMattina Files Nuisance Control Ordinance Targeting Loud Parties

Responding to constituent concerns regarding excessively loud parties in the North End and throughout Boston, District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End / Waterfront, Charlestown, East Boston) has filed “An Ordinance Regarding Nuisance Control.” (View the full ordinance in pdf, also pasted below.) The “noise ordinance” targets unruly gatherings within private properties and classifies Read More…

Government People Photos & Videos Police & Fire Transportation

Neighborhood Council Talks Noise, Parking and Public Safety

This video includes announcements and committee reports at the May 15, 2012 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council, NEWNC. Video Index: 00:00     Welcome, Roll Call and Introductions 02:30     NEWNC Recognizes Service of President Donna Freni 04:00     Nicole Leo, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services 04:50     Stephen Passacantilli, Report from Councilor Sal LaMattina’s Office Read More…

Police & Fire

WBZ-TV Reports on the Forming of a North End Neighborhood Watch to Control Late Night Noise

In advance of Thursday’s North End Public Safety Meeting, CBS Boston WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager, interviewed Janet Gilardi, David Marx and District A-1 Captain Lee regarding the formation of a neighborhood watch to control late night noise and street partying in the neighborhood, among other public safety issues. View the report in the video below or Read More…

Community Food & Drink Police & Fire

Letter from District A-1 Captain Tom Lee to the Residents of the North End

The following letter is from District A-1 Captain Tom Lee to the residents of the North End in response to the issues raised at the April 5, 2012 North End Public Safety Meeting (See Angry Residents Erupt in Chorus of Complaints About Lack of Police Presence). The letter is also posted on BPDNews.com. Dear North Read More…