UPDATE: Senator Nick Collins and State Rep. David Biele announced on Wednesday that beginning July 4th weekend, a dumpster and porta potties will be installed at M Street Beach! A special thanks to the DCR to responding to this quality of life issue in the neighborhood and your support!
Original Post Below:
A “situation” has reared its ugly head when it comes to beachgoers who have to “go” – you know the bathroom. Many of the people spending day at the beach would use the public restrooms at the Curley Community Center but it’s closed due to COVID-19. So now people are going the bathroom (both 1 and 2) on people’s property in the neighborhood. The Curley Community Center will not reopen due to the fact a large renovation of the property will be taking place in the next few months. The community center is expected to be completed by October of 2021.
According to a post on Instagram by Haley Dillon, liaison for the mayor’s office of neighborhood services for South Boston, “this has created some very unpleasant experiences for our residents.” Good lord!
As of now, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will NOT be putting porta potties out for M Street Beach. If you would like to see the DCR remedy this “situation” by putting out porta potties at the beach, you’re encouraged to call 617-727-3180.
State Rep. David Biele has been working to remedy the situation by requesting the City of Boston open the Curley Community Center bathrooms through the summer.
So we shall see.