Community

What’s the 311? Leftover Signs from Italian Heritage Month, Endicott Intersection, and Residential Trash

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. Italian Heritage Month has Ended “Please remove Italian Heritage Month (October) signs around the North End. Besides the fact that it’s almost December, many are Read More…

Community

What’s the 311? Pothole on Hanover Street, Illegal Parking, Traffic Light Timing, and Possible Graffiti

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. Pothole at 332 Hanover Street “Very large pothole” The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on November 8th, 2017. It Read More…

Transportation

Night Closures of Zakim Bridge October 16th through 21st

There will be nightly off-peak hour closures of the Zakim Bridge beginning on the evening of Monday, October 16, according to a notice by MassDot. The closures will be during overnight hours through the morning of Friday, October 21 so crews can conduct standard inspection operations. The full hours for the closures each night will be from 11:59 p.m., through 5:00 Read More…

Featured Transportation

Commercial Street Chaos Continues

The traffic situation on Commercial Street continues to be chaotic after the cycle track construction narrowed the vehicle lanes. Tour buses and trolleys are blocking intersections, seemingly confused as to where to let off passengers. Double parking is rampant with Langone Park and Puopolo Field in full swing for little league and bocce season. The situation Read More…

Featured Police & Fire Transportation

Lewis and Commercial Street Intersection Due For Changes After Another Serious Accident

New signage, crosswalk warning stripes and no corner parking are among the changes put in place this week at the Lewis and Commercial Street intersection where a North End woman recently suffered seriously injuries after being run over by a turning car. The new markings were made by Boston Transportation Department who said they are planning a Read More…

Transportation

Poll: What Do You Think About the North End Cycle Track?

With paving scheduled in the next few weeks, the cycle track bike path on Commercial Street in Boston’s North End is soon to open for public use. (Atlantic Avenue might have to wait until next Spring.) Looking past the hassle of the extended construction period, vote in the poll below regarding your thoughts on the new addition Read More…

Commentaries Transportation

Commentary: North End Nearing Its Tipping Point

North End nearing its tipping point — A vision of a spectacular future Definition of tipping point  the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place. Hanover St., Salem St., nearby North End streets,  the Bulfinch, Haymarket and Boston Garden neighborhoods, are nearing the tipping point, when pedestrian and vehicular Read More…

Transportation

Tour Bus Jams on Narrowed Commercial Street

Pat shares this rundown of the traffic situation on the narrowed Commercial Street after the recent installation of the cycle track. A tour bus parked on the residential side of Commercial Street (now single lane traffic vs. 2 lanes pre bike lanes) blocked traffic while unloading passengers. At least when Commercial St. was 2 lanes both ways before Read More…