Citizen complaint of the day: Ruckus-raising raccoons in East Boston

Two raccoons in abandoned East Boston building

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint:

There are at least 2 raccoons living in the condemned building at the corner of Maverick and Orleans. They are creating quite a ruckus in the early morning hours. This is on the back side of the building.

Earlier:
Sweet Jesus, that's a lot of raccoons.

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    This is our fucking city!

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    This is our fucking city!

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    Ruckus Raccoon

    Is he Rocky Raccoon's cousin?

    Sounds like the Trash Panda gang has a home base.

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    Adorable!

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    (Sorry, Elmer.)

    I looked at the report. A raccoon isn't in the definition of a 'rodent'.

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    Leave him alone!

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    Raccoons are people,too!

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    They don't want yuppies to

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    They don't want yuppies to rip down the building , racoons want to stay !
    Racoons once lived on the corner of Sumner and Orleans street but developers kicked them out.

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    East Boston

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    We have them everywhere in Lynn,Ma they roam around in families of 6 but the city refuses to do anything about. Sometimes they get rabies and then chase you all over place and still nothing gets done. Lynn is going bad fast.

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    They are looking for the

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    They are looking for the pizza the bakery was once famous for.

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    About those raccoons....

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    Seriously? We've got people losing their homes because greedy landlords up the rent 25% to 50%. We've got drug deals going down on the Greenway where the desperate turn their tricks behind the Blue Caboose. The addicts smoking crack behind Burger King. Thugs murdering teens who just want to write poetry.

    In Eastie, these critters are the least of our concerns.

    Oh, and don't worry about the noise. Soon, you'll have construction noise right outside your window starting every day at 6:59AM.

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    The Racoons are there for a

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    The Racoons are there for a reason, Rats have been swarming the area in recent months around Orleans, Marginal, Sumner and Everett streets, it's all because of different construction projects going on simultaneously, Racoons are known to eat rodents.
    Many issues that need to be solved in East Boston and the Racoons are definitely not one of the issues facing the problems in Eastie, Parking is a main problem in Eastie, I think the city should ban the 2 hour parking limit for visitors , 75% of the people living in Eastie still have " fixed incomes "and many visitors are family members who seem to be upset about the 2 hour limit parking restriction, they can't visit their elderly parent who's been living in Eastie for 80 years for more than 2 hours because their afraid their car might get towed, Don't compare East Boston to Beacon hill, visitors that park in Beacon hill can afford to take their cars out of a tow lot in Southie , Eastie residents can't afford to pay to get their cars out of a tow lot.
    I think East Boston residents who have family members visiting should also receive East Boston resident stickers for their vehicles.

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    Totally agree about parking

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    Totally agree about parking in Eastie, I say bring back the Parking meters Eastie once had in the 1970s, residents who have residential stickers and park in front of a meter don't receive tickets, visitors who park in front of meters and don't feed coins into the meter receive tickets,
    Bennington, Chelsea, Meridian , Central Park, Visconti way, Bremen, sumner, Maverick Border, Condor and many other streets should have parking meters.
    Towing cars in a low income neighborhood like East Boston is so wrong !!

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    Let me explain how adults try to solve problems

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    Instead of going on a rant about how the neighborhood is going to hell in a handbasket on a blog.

    I reached out to Sal LaMattina right after I logged this complaint on 311. This is not the first time I've complained about this building. In addition to pointing out the fact there there are raccoons living here, I talked at length about the dilapidated condition and neglect. I was hoping that calling attention to the immediate problem of raccoons might draw attention back to this building.

    There are channels and tools we have to use to get things done. 311 is one of them (and I think it's completely reasonable to use it for an immediate problem like this). Another is talking to our elected officials. Yet another is community organizing.

    You sound passionate. Maybe you should speak up about the the drug dealing/crack smoking to A-7 and Sal. Join one of the many peace walks people in the community have organized. There is a citizen lead task force that is focusing on the safety of the teens in Eastie - in direct response to the murders. Please, join them, complain, advocate.

    And yeah, not really looking forward to the construction noise, but I'd prefer that to a fire starting in the shithole that that building is and potentially losing my home.

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    That building on Orleans and

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    That building on Orleans and Maverick has been empty for nearly 3 years, it does have an X on it which means it is unsafe and will be knocked down in the future, But I do not see any yellow caution tape outside the building in case any bricks start to fall because of the condition it's in,
    Looks like an eyesore for the area now that there are multiple new development projects in the immediate area and several gut rehabbed buildings that will look new for the neighborhood, this building will stick out like an ugly duckling.

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