Pols to fix what's not broken
Bostonians should be very alarmed about this North End piazza proposal
. The North End works. The charm of the North End is that it's real. It has organically grown into what it is by being itself. Now pols and tourism officials want to fix something that's not broken. They want to turn it into a tacky tourist trap, introducing faux Venice silliness while making Patrick B. Moscaritolo's chain hotel-owner bosses mighty happy. Do they have a clue that Quincy Market doesn't work anymore for locals? Do they care? ... Notice how small business owners are expressing concerns. Do you think they'll be listened to?