Fights errupts at Carson Beach
After a group of 1000 hot and bothered teens were dispersed from Carson Beach on Memorial Day, State Police have announced they will be be patrolling the beaches of South Boston. There will be an increased security effort after fights broke out yesterday late afternoon forcing police to shut down streets. State Police issued a statement this afternoon stating that they will join with Boston police, transit police, and UMass police in the increased security effort that will begin Tuesday, May 31st and “continue into the night and will be repeated everyday indefinitely.” Phew.
According to reports, the incident on Monday was not isolated. Over 700 teens were escorted out of the area on Friday evening. On Saturday, roughly 300 hundred youths were ordered to leave Carson Beach after it had closed. On Sunday, a crowd of 1,000 teens were on the beach and a state trooper was assaulted.
State Police said they also removed several hundred people from Castle Island after it closed on Sunday night and removed about 200 more young people at about 1:30 a.m. Monday. Gheesh!
Local Southie and Dorchester politicians have also joined joined forces to ensure that beaches in Southie are safe. Senator Hart, Representatives Walsh and Collins, Councilors Feeney and Linehan, and the Mayor’s office will be meeting this week with officials from the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Massachusetts State Police, Boston Police Department, MBTA Police Department, the Governor’s Office and the Executive Office of Public Safety to discuss the weekend incident at Carson Beach.
We will keep you posted on this saga which makes last years’ “red solo cup” issue at M Street Beach seem a non-issue.