Roxbury, MA â€“ It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled â€śCandid Conversationsâ€ť. During this series, the community has the opportunity to speak to candidates directly and learn how each candidate stands on issues that matter the most to them. All are welcome to attend.
The technology toothpaste is out of the tube and good luck to the City Council trying to get it back in: NorthEndWaterfront.com reports a North Ender fed up with trawling the neighborhood in search of a parking space has come up with an app that lets other frustrated drivers share info about spaces about toopen up. He says that, unlike the Haystack app banned by the City Council last week, users aren't supposed to seek payment for spaces or hold them.
Not for today, but one of these years, since the city would have to get state funding first, but the Globe reports city engineers are working out how to replace the old be-girdered span with something a bit friendlier to acrophobes and other pedestrians.
An irate citizen complains about some neighbors on Charter Street in the North End:
Obnoxious 1st floor renters loudly taping beer rating podcast and making sexist jokes keeping folks awake, followed by marijuana smoke rising into our windows. Add to the list of problem north end properties. Absentee landlord...
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on an innovative city program: Cut down dead trees on Hanover Street, wait a few months, then remove the stumps and replace them with traffic cones:
Of course, the cone gets toppled, perhaps by someone tripping in the hole. This â€śsidewalk potholeâ€ť has existed for so many months it will soon gain historic protection status.
WBZ reports a Peabody man is under arrest after allegedly leading police on a chase yesterday from Salem, NH to Lewis Wharf, where the stolen pickup police say he was driving crashed. Police then nabbed him at North Station.
The stencil on the Charlestown Bridge looks official, so it must be, right?
A concerned citizen reports that not only is there still a coal chute in front of 175 Endicott St. in the North End, but that it's badly in need of repair.
An overnight water-main break means Commercial Street is shut between Charter and Battery streets, CommuterBoston reports.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports fresh pavement on Salem Street didn't last long before NStar came by to dig a nice big hole to do some work on its wires.
Firefighters responded to 559 Commercial St., where a crane fell over around 11:30 a.m., spilling an estimated 200 gallons of diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid and putting a major dent in a pickup truck across the street.
The Boston Fire Department reports the driver and a passerby were transported to Mass. General for evaluation.
A BFD hazmat crew is on scene. Fire officials say Commercial Street could be shut for most of the day as the mess is cleaned up.
Adam Castiglioni spotted this hydrant in the North End today.
Was that George Takei in the North End yesterday?
A concerned citizen complained about this truck being towed on Commercial Street in the North End:
NO TRAFFICE TRUCK OUT OF THE WAY NO COMERCIAL SPOTS AROUND WHY TOW A GUY THAT IS DELIVERING TO BOSTON RESIDENTS
The city marks the complaint "closed," then adds:
Were do you draw the line. do we allow vehicles to park on hydrants because there's no fire. vehicle illegally parked.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports it is still working to confirm the identify of the body removed from Boston Harbor yesterday - as well as awaiting an autopsy by the medical examiner.