With the celebration of the North End Feasts set to begin, District A-1 (Downtown) Captain Kenneth Fong is releasing the enclosed statement and kindly reminding all those attending to do so in a respectful and responsible manner:
“Each and every year, the North End of Boston proudly hosts and celebrates an honored tradition of feasts which are family-oriented and always celebrated in a positive way. In years past, however, there were a few isolated incidents where disruptive behavior by individuals visiting the area adversely impacted the feast-going experience. In an effort to minimize and discourage similar unruly behavior this year, the Boston Police Department is kindly reminding all attending the feasts and those visiting the City of Boston to celebrate responsibly. As most feast-goers already know, certain disruptive behavior, such as public drinking and fighting, will not be tolerated and community members who witness such behavior are encouraged to call 9-1-1. Additionally, those attending the feasts should expect to see a healthy police presence with officers highly visible and available to address any issues, concerns or complaints impacting the feasts or surrounding area. Again, the feasts are a long-adored staple in the North End community and special to those who have celebrated these special events for decades. In closing, we hope and expect to continue this fine tradition and warmly welcome and invite all who plan to attend this year’s feasts to do so in a responsible, respectful manner.”
NOTE: The Saint Agrippina di Mineo Feast will open at 7:00 PM on Thursday August 2, 2018 on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. The festivities will continue on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 12:00 PM and 11:00 PM.