Community Transportation

Reader Poll: How is the N. Washington St. Bridge Project Going?

It’s been nearly two months since the traffic shift to the temporary N. Washington St. bridge as work continues to replace this main connection between the North End and Charlestown. The temporary bridge, which is expected to be in use until November 2021, has two inbound lanes, one outbound lane, and an 8-foot-wide sidewalk on Read More…

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Reader Poll: As the Pandemic Continues, Would You Ride the MBTA?

In mid-March, when the COVID-19 pandemic started causing major shutdowns, many individuals moved away from taking public transportation when possible with concerns over crowded spaces and shared touch points. However, a recent Boston Globe article explains the T may not be as risky of a place as people think. With many individuals still working remotely, Read More…

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Reader Poll: How Do You Feel About the Mandatory Flu Shot for Students?

Earlier this month, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a public health mandate that requires nearly all students in the state to get a flu shot before the end of the calendar year. The goal behind this requirement, according to Baker, is to reduce flu-related illness while the nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Read More…

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Reader Poll: How Do You Feel About the Return of College Students Amid COVID-19?

September 1 is quickly approaching and with it, the annual return of college students to the Boston area. In recent years, this has meant a notable increase in Boston’s population, with students living both on campus and in rented city apartments. In 2018, the Globe noted more than 136,000 students would be moving in at Read More…

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Reader Poll: Do You Support an Outbound Bus Lane on N. Washington St.?

Earlier this month, a meeting to discuss a potential bus lane on North Washington St. was held by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) and the MBTA. This newly proposed lane would stretch from Sudbury St. to Causeway St. on the outbound side of this busy, often congested street. The new lane, marked in red above, Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Reader Poll: Would You Feel Safe Going to the Movies?

Phase Three of Massachusetts gradual reopening plan following the shutdown due to COVID-19 began on Monday, with Boston delaying a week and starting phase three on July 13. This phase includes many indoor businesses, such as gyms, museums, movie theaters, libraries, and casinos. While many Boston-area museums and cultural institutions have announced reopening dates, local Read More…

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Reader Poll: How is Neighborhood Parking Going?

Resident parking has always been a challenge in the North End / Waterfront neighborhood. When the statewide shutdown due the Coronavirus pandemic began back in March, tickets and towing for street sweeping was paused, allowing residents who were no longer commuting to work daily to leave their cars in their parking spots. Many other individuals Read More…

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Reader Poll: Would You Feel Safe Going to the Beach on Memorial Day?

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker presented details on the state’s four-step phased reopening in response to the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this week. Phase 1, titled “Start,” began Monday, May 18. On this date, manufacturing and construction businesses, as well as places of worship, could open with restrictions and capacity limitations. Also part of Phase 1, on Read More…

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Reader Poll: What Do You Think of the Northern Avenue Bridge Design?

City officials recently presented design plans for the Northern Avenue Bridge project, tentatively set to begin in 2021. The design takes a “people-first” approach, with a center promenade and two “ribbons.” The side facing the Harbor and Rowes Wharf will be exclusively for pedestrians, and the side facing the Moakley Bridge will be for emergency Read More…