The City posted the following on their Outdoor Dining Program page today:
In 2023, due to reasons including the North End’s high density of restaurants and foot traffic, narrow streets and sidewalks, resident parking scarcity, and other related considerations, the City issued permits in the neighborhood for compliant sidewalk patios, but did not issue permits for on-street outdoor dining. In 2024, the City intends to continue those policies in the North End and may craft additional neighborhood-specific guidelines as the program advances.
Diti Kholi covered the ongoing fight over curbside dining in the North End for the Boston Globe. I was interviewed for the story because an article I wrote was referenced in the latest lawsuit from restaurant owners.
Following impassioned discussions about trash in the North End at the last two meetings, the Neighborhood Council will host Dennis Roache, Boston Superintendent for Waste Reduction at the November meeting Monday November 13th 7pm at the Nazzaro Center. All residents are encouraged to attend - to listen and have their voices heard.