Crime


250,000 penalty points for traffic violations

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
Mandatory breath testing

Bolognese increasingly disorderly behind the wheel Bologna’s roads are increasingly more dangerous than ever. Speeding, ignoring red lights, use of mobile phones while driving and child seats not being fastened with safety belts. Even basic rules are being completely overlooked now. DANGER: The highest stat registered by Road Safety Education Observatory in 2017 relates to […]

Shop in Via Caduti di Cefalonia violates order of alcohol sale

Saturday, December 8th, 2018
Shuttered shop in Via Caduti di Cefalonia

Checks by the Municipal Police confirm problems of ‘urban safety’ Forced to shutter at 19 A commune communiqué states: “The Mayor Virginio Merola, has signed an ordinance that reduces the opening hours of a neighborhood shop located in Via Caduti di Cefalonia, in the heart of the historic center: from the time of notification, which […]

New fears of a pyromaniac in Mazzini

Saturday, December 1st, 2018
burnt out cars

Three more vehicles burnt behind Conad Only recently the presumed pyromaniac who had set fire to various vehicles in the Mazzini area had been stopped and arrested by the police. The 50-year-old man immediately confessed to his presumed crimes as the police knocked on his door. “I couldn’t help myself as I don’t really remember […]

Fines up to 500 euros for abusers

Monday, November 19th, 2018
Separated and general waste outside an apartment.

Comune increases penalty for those abandoning rubbish The hard fist of the commune is coming down hard for those who do not separate their rubbish or abandon it on the street. The bill could get very expensive for those flouting the rules regarding proper waste disposal with fines up to €500. Bill amendment The latest […]

DRONES ARE COMING!

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Company photo: Eagle Sky Light drone

Spy in the sky: comune experiments with Big Brother There will be an eye in the sky to watch over the ‘safety’ of Bologna. Drones will be tested for the next six months in various guises. In fact, the city asked for this experiment to begin, and a drone from the Eagle Sky Light company based in […]

Spycams Coming For ‘Illegal’ Rubbish Dumpers In City Center

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Telecamera

Fed-up residents feel like their doorsteps are “Submerged in rubbish.” During a public session of the Santo Stefano district council, residents expressed all their doubts and criticisms about the conditions of the roads and the shortcomings of the new collection system. “The door-to-door method does not work as it should,” explains an attendee at the […]

Army and Police controls for Parco Montagnola

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
Police foot patrols.

Municipality: “Access will be open on each side.” The experimental anti-drug plan The Committee for Security at Palazzo Caprara have decided to push ahead with an experiment to combat the continuous problem of drug pushers lurking around the park. The Municipality reached an agreement with the Police Headquarters and Prefecture. Access points to be closed […]

Stop Child Labour

Monday, February 26th, 2018
Child Labourer in Pakistan

3 young Bolognese school activists need your help By Carla Lefranc, Chiara and Francesca Ciardella Three children from the International School of Bologna are trying to make a difference in the community by starting a petition on child labour. They started this subject 1 year ago and still have not reached their full number of […]

Homeowners to be punished for graffiti own goal!

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Graffiti on VIa Marsala

Fines for those who don’t clean their own walls Non-repayable loans in exchange for a medium-term (cleaning) commitment. A public tender called ‘Muri puliti e protetti’ (‘Clean and protected walls’), was launched by Palazzo d’Accursio as a means to remove graffiti from the buildings, but only three condominiums actually applied for it. Each applicant would […]

‘Igor The Russian’: Bologna’s Springtime Killer Caught

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
Police mug shots

By Samuel Stolton. On Friday December 15th 2017, the Italian government issued a European Arrest Warrant for the extradition of a 36-year-old Serbian man detained in Cantavieja, a small town in the province of Teruel in Spain. Norbert Feher shall be facing charges after admitting to the murders of two Spanish civil guard officers, Victor […]