Write up on busy events this weekend from Asst. Chief McCarthy


This upcoming weekend, August 18- 21t, 2016, has many scheduled activities which require pre-planning to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the public.

Tonight, August 18, 2016 – Concert at Harbor Loop – 6:00p.m. Featuring Gloucester Native John Jerome. Expect traffic to be heavier than normal in the Rogers Street and Harbor Loop areas.

Waterfront Festival at Stage Fort Park – Saturday and Sunday August 20-21 2016 9:00a.m.- 6:00p.m. There will be heavy traffic in the Stage Fort area both days.

Downtown Block Party – Main Street-Saturday, August 20, 2016 – 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. Main Street will be closed from Pleasant Street to Tally’s Corner. Expect traffic delays in the downtown area.

Rotary Pancake Breakfast – Stage Fort Park – Saturday, August 20, 2016 – 7:30a.m. -11:00 a.m. Expect traffic congestion in the Stage Fort Park area during these hours.

Public Beaches – Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21s1, 2016 are forecasted to be weather conducive for perfect ‘Beach Days’. Expect the usual heavy traffic on Eastern Avenue,Thatcher Road, Concord Street and Atlantic Street from 9:00a.m. – 12noon. We will, when available, have police units at the Eastern Avenue Lights and the Concord and Atlantic Street Intersections. Our routine Police Details will be Good Harbor Beach, Wingaersheek Beach and at Stage Fort Park.

There will be extra police presence at the Quarries, the Stone Pier off of Atlantic Street, and in the evening at the boater’s end of Wingaersheek Beach. All the aforementioned areas have been the locations of numerous citizen complaints.