Community Featured Transportation

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…

Community Meetings

Neighborhood Council June Updates: Restaurant Patio Proposals, Summer Jobs Program, New Greenway Art, Ruff Dog Parks Reopening

The June 2020 North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting started with a series of notable reports. Read the full briefing or jump to points of interest broken out by topic below. City officials are currently considering restaurant patio proposals for sidewalk expansions. Restaurant owners are encouraged to consult with the Licensing Board for Read More…

Featured Government Transportation

Council Wants to Look Into Parking Reform for the Whole City

The Boston City Council was back to talking about parking remedies during this week’s regular city council meeting. Councilors Lydia Edwards, Annissa Essaibi-George and Andrea Campbell called for a future hearing regarding citywide parking reform throughout all of Boston. “We need to look at every single tool in the toolbox when it comes to parking,” Read More…

Community Featured Transportation

Reader Poll: Would a Pay-for-Permit Structure Change the Way You Park?

Boston City Council is considering charging a fee for residential parking in Boston’s neighborhoods. Councilor Michelle Wu suggested a $25 annual fee for a parking sticker. If a household were to get more than one permit, each one would double in price, meaning a second one would cost $50 and so on. Would this fee Read More…

Featured Government

Boston City Council Considering Fees for Residential Parking Stickers

Boston city councilors are looking to start charging for residential parking stickers, saying that the current parking system is broken because the city currently issues many more parking stickers than actual spaces. Councilor at-large, Michelle Wu, expressed frustration over the unlimited residential parking stickers the city hands out despite the fact that several neighbors have Read More…

Community Featured

What’s The 311? Handicap Parking Issues, Atlantic Avenue Lane Markings, Traffic Lights and Street Lights

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. End Handicap Spaces in The North End? “My overall complaint is that there are far too many unused handicap spots all over the north end. Read More…

Community

What’s the 311? Homeless Issues, Residential Parking and Prado Mess

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov. Homeless at Richmond and Commercial Street “Homeless often sleep in the side doorway of kindercare and leave feces, urine, and trash. My sons attend daycare Read More…

Transportation

ZipCar Updates Neighborhood Council on Street Car Share Program

At this week’s meeting of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC), General Manager of ZipCar Boston, Jeremy Pomp, discussed the company’s involvement in the City of Boston’s 3-month old pilot “Drive Boston” car share program recently implemented in the North End. ZipCar is using two on-street spots on Cross Street, former residential parking Read More…

Transportation

“Drive Boston” Car Share Program Takes Away Resident Parking Spots

Enterprise car rental and ZipCar companies have installed at least four “Drive Boston” car share spaces this week in what were formally North End resident parking spots. There are newly painted spaces with the companies corporate logo on Commercial Street near the Coast Guard station and on Cross Street near the Greenway. One resident reported the spaces Read More…