Transportation

No Tickets/Towing for Street Sweeping Due to COVID-19

While street cleaning is still operating on a normal schedule, the City of Boston is not ticketing or towing for street sweeping violations at this time. With residents being asked to stay at home and avoid non-essential travel in attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Boston Transportation Department is not enforcing street Read More…

Health & Environment

Street Sweeping Resumes on March 1st

The Boston Public Works Department will resume regularly posted street sweeping on March 1st in the North End, South End and Beacon Hill. Weather permitting, efforts will be underway to clean the streets following this winter’s snow and ice. The Public Works Department will be proactively cleaning the streets. Several hand cleaning crews and mechanical sweepers will be Read More…

Commentaries Transportation

Downtown View: Curiouser and Curiouser

In the last three weeks, one vehicle on my block was not towed on street cleaning days. This has never happened in the last decade. The debris under those cars sat there for two weeks. A South End resident said a car on her street last week was not towed. Again, the cigarette butts, doggie-doo Read More…

Transportation

ParkWise Expands from North End to all of Boston, Cambridge & Somerville

Boston’s street sweeping is back in full swing making it a good time to revisit the new features at ParkWise, a free mobile parking app developed by North End resident Alex Shvartz. Having been successful here in the neighborhood, Shvartz’s StreetInfoTech has now released the app for use throughout the Boston area, including Cambridge and Somerville. ParkWise is a Read More…

Health & Environment

Street Sweeping Resumes April 1st

Boston Public Works has announced that mechanical street sweeping resumes citywide on April 1, 2015.  Don’t get ticketed or towed! Look at the posted street signs for the specific day and time. Note that the City has extended street sweeping to include the 5th week of each month.  For example, if your street is normally Read More…

Transportation

March Street Sweeping Postponed & No More Parking Space Savers

The Boston Public Works Department announced that posted residential street sweeping will be postponed in neighborhoods with March street sweeping (including the North End, South End and Beacon Hill) until streets are cleared to the curb and gutters are free of ice and snow. In order for streets to be properly swept, a thaw and Read More…

Commentaries Health & Environment

Disgusting Sanitary Conditions on Cooper Street [Commentary]

Please look at these disgusting sanitary conditions on Cooper Street. Theses photos were taken on March 30, 2013 in front of 17 and 19 Cooper Street. This is not the first instance for these two buildings. I have repeatedly observed food and bottles (meat, vegetables and fruit) being thrown out in paper bags in front Read More…

Event Notices

Six North End Streets Added to Street Sweeping Program

The following information comes from Boston Public Works Department regarding the addition of six new North End streets to the mechanical sweeping program. North End street sweeping starts the week of March 11th, but the new streets will have a grace period until April 1, 2013. New Posted Street Sweeping The Boston Public Works Department Read More…

Health & Environment

Street Sweeping Cancelled Until March 11, 2013

Due to roadway conditions — posted street sweeping for the South End, North End and Beacon Hill is cancelled for the entire week of March 4, 2013. The Public Works Department will reevaluate conditions to begin posted sweeping and enforcement for the week of March 11, 2013. Residents do not have to move their cars Read More…

Health & Environment Transportation

Street Sweeping Resumes in the North End on March 1, 2012

Update: Due to the adverse weather forecast, street sweeping on March 1, 2012 has been canceled and will resume on Tuesday, March 6th. Don’t get towed! Mechanical street sweeping resumes in the North End in March 2012. Details below from the Public Works Department. Sweeping in the North End and South End has been expanded Read More…