Featured Government Transportation

City Council Wants More Regulations for Uber and Lyft

The City Council wants more regulations for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. The council held a hearing earlier this week and believes these companies are part of the reason Boston’s traffic keeps getting worse. “It’s just getting worse and worse and worse,” said City Councilor Michelle Wu. According to city officials, there were Read More…

Community Featured Transportation

Reader Poll: Should the North End / Waterfront Have Designated Ride Sharing Pick-Up / Drop-Off Zones?

Mayor Walsh recently announced a new pilot program to test out designated pick-up / drop-off zones for ride sharing vehicles such as Uber and Lyft. The pilot, aimed to reduce congestion and improve safety by minimizing traffic disruptions when these vehicles stop to pick-up / drop-off passengers, began earlier this month at the intersection of Read More…

Community Featured Health & Environment

What’s The 311? Uber Eats Blocks Traffic, Hanover St. Antenna Pole Follow-Up, Needle Found at Langone Park

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. Uber Eats Driver Idling in the Middle of Salem Street “This Uber eats vehicle was [idling] in the middle of the street. We need enforcement in Read More…

Announcements Commentaries Transportation

Commentary: Taxis in Boston Will Soon Be History

It appears that the age of the taxi cab in the city of Boston is coming to an end. I was talking to a hotel doorman in Copley Square last Sunday morning and mentioned how business appeared to be slow.  “Cabs sometimes wait in line for seven hours for a fare,” he said.  For a Read More…

Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Briefing: Tall Ship Success, NEWRA ZLC, Waterfront Summer

Things to know for Tuesday! Events for Tuesday, June 27th: 1:00pm John Adams: The Colossus of Independence – Paul Revere House. Shows at 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM, and 2:30 PM Hear from John Adams himself as he discusses his earliest beginnings in Braintree through his days as delegate of the Continental Congress and foreign ambassador. Located at The Paul Revere Read More…

Daily Briefs

Weekend Briefing: Egg Hunts, Flea Market, Shop & Nibble, Abstract Sculpture, Sacco & Vanzetti and More!

Congrats – you made it to Friday! Spring 2017 in Boston:  View this post on Instagram PICTURE OF THE DAY Today's feature is this beautiful shot from @oscarealvarez. Congratulations! See it on @Fox25News at 10:00PM. ▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃ 🚩Never been featured on IGersBoston despite trying? Tag #IGersBoston_1st and we'll pick our favorites to share in our feed! Read More…

Daily Briefs

Weekend Guide: Spite House Sale, Decluttering, Suffolk Downs Buyer, Uber Leftovers, Fishermans Banquet!

Happy Friday – Welcome to the Weekend! “Early signs of spring” https://www.instagram.com/p/BSR6OnYBidW/?taken-at=254372545 Notable news: Here’s your chance to buy a house out of spite With an asking price of $895,000, the Hull Street “spite house” is up for sale, listed by Cabot & Company. Ranging from 6.2 to 10.4 feet in width, legend has it Read More…

Government

State House Rundown on Last Minute Legislation & Local Initiatives

These last few days of the State’s legislative session saw a flurry of activity, with several legislative items having local impact. We caught up with State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz for a rundown on issues that could impact the neighborhood. Michlewitz represents the Third Suffolk District including the North End / Waterfront, South End and parts of Read More…

Police & Fire

Uber Driver Arrested For Groping Female Passenger in North End

Boston Police arrested and charged an Uber driver with indecent assault of a female passenger on Sunday in Boston’s North End. The following report is from BPDNews.com. On Sunday morning at about 3:25 AM, Boston Police responded to a North End location on a report of a female who was indecently assaulted by an Uber driver. Read More…

Commentaries Transportation

Downtown View: Disruption or consequences?

Disruption was 2014’s trendy cliché. A new idea comes along and, poof, out with the old. Business school types are enthralled. New technology and new ideas are part of the disruption. But some businesses and industries are vulnerable, sometimes because they haven’t taken certain developments into account. Take coal. It is hard to listen to Read More…

Business Transportation

UberBOAT Testing Water Transportation Service in Boston Harbor

UBER, the startup car service company, has partnered with Boston Harbor Cruises, to launch a new water taxi venture on Boston’s inner harbor. District 1 Sal LaMattina was on hand with Uber General Manager Meghan Joyce for the launch announcement. “I hope my constituents in District 1 will support this new service on the harbor Read More…