Hooligans who knew to avoid South Boston on St. Patrick's Day flocked to the North End
Captain Lee apologized for the lack of police presence during the St. Patrick's Day weekend. Longtime Fulton St. resident Janet Gilardi said, "in 40 years, I have never seen a St. Patrick's Day so bad." Lee said police were focused on South Boston and did not expect such bad activity in the North End. Since then, he has heard several complaints and said "that won't happen again."