CCotD

By - 11/1/17 - 11:11 am
Sign urging dog owners to use storm sewers instead of sidewalks when their pets have to go in Hyde Park

A concerned citizen alerts the city that somebody's posting signs along River Street near Metropolitan Avenue in Hyde Park, urging people who are too damn lazy to scoop their dog's more solid waste into a plastic bag to use conveniently placed storm sewers instead, rather than letting them befoul the sidewalks.

By - 10/22/17 - 1:12 pm
A lot of cones in the South End

A perplexed citizen files a complaint about all the cones on Wareham Street off Albany in the South End and asks the city to come fetch 'em.

The city replies it can't - all those cones are needed to warn unwary pedestrians about "trip hazard from deteriorated and broken side walk."

By - 10/8/17 - 10:36 pm

A fed-up citizen complains about somebody who chucks his or her trash bags out the window on Henchman Street in the North End, rather than walking them down to the curb:

Often time, like tonight, the bags break open to create a mess on the sidewalk. Tonight it appears to be marinara sauce. Can the city figure out who his resident is and punish him or her accordingly? This person typically discards his or her trash between 9 and 10 in the evening.

By - 9/29/17 - 4:41 pm

A dismayed citizen reports on some winter-like behavior on Morrow Road in Brighton:

At least two residents on this street have been regularly using cones to save their spots. My roommate has been moving them and parking in the spots, but last night one of her tires was slashed. I know other people have been reporting these space savers and they just keep putting more out.

By - 9/23/17 - 12:28 am
Skunk man in East Boston

A concerned citizen files a report about this guy on Orleans Street:

This guy feeds skunks/cats EVERY NIGHT just after dusk in the SAME SPOT. This needs to be addressed as there are skunks all over the neighborhood and he leaves food out that draws the animals near housing and people and dogs have gotten sprayed in the area. I know multiple people have complained to the city about this.

By - 9/17/17 - 9:49 pm

An exhausted citizen files a complaint about a sleep-depriving smoke detector on Tower Road in Forest Hills.

Block cannot sleep. Over 37!hours with smoke detectors blasting!!!!Please shut off power to unattended residence, likely not occupied. (3 units and no one home in 36 hours?) please do something about it!!! Super noisy!!! Can hear oneself think!

By - 9/7/17 - 12:17 pm

An annoyed citizen files a complaint about a remarkably stupid, persistent truck driver at the corner of Anderson and Myrtle on Beacon Hill this morning:

A big truck keeps honking indecently at an abandoned vehicle parked on the street. Neighbors have asked the driver of the big truck to stop honking and go around the abandoned car, but he is not. It's very disruptive in the neighborhood

By - 9/4/17 - 5:29 pm
South Boston chicken

A concerned citizen squawked to the city today about this chicken running loose in front of the post office on East 3 St. We will all poulet for you, little buddy.

By - 8/24/17 - 8:14 pm

A pissed off citizen files a complaint that Comcast has plastered every last square inch of vertical surface in Cleveland Circle with ads:

Comcast has posted flyers on trees, electrical boxes, my door, the cars. We get it. Comcast sells cable. This has to be littering. I asked them to stop and they told me to "duck" off. The rule is "post no bills".

By - 8/20/17 - 11:01 pm

Around 3 p.m., an aggravated citizen filed a complaint about an ice-cream truck in the area of Grant Street and Crescent Avenue in Dorchester:

There is an ice cream truck that has been circling the neighborhood playing a loud annoying tune every 5 minutes for the last 4 hours. Is there an ordinance that can be enforced to stop this?

By - 8/10/17 - 2:18 pm
Low-hanging wire

A handy citizen who presumably can tell the difference between cable, telephone and electrical wires shows the city just how low one wire on Loring Street in South Boston is.

By - 7/25/17 - 11:24 pm

A skeeved out citizen files a complaint about the state of his or her toilet in an apartment on Hyde Park Avenue in Roslindale: Read more.

By - 7/13/17 - 9:46 am

Today we take a trip out of town, way up to Chelsea, where somebody files a report about, well, a grocery cart full of potatoes and raw chicken wings just sitting on 2nd Street near Broadway.

H/t AE Cuneo, who says she's not sure she wants to know the story behind this.

By - 7/5/17 - 10:18 am

A disgusted citizen files a complaint about the post-Fourth condition of Walker Playground off Norfolk Street in Mattapan:

Fireworks reminants all over basketball and park. Courts damaged. Litter everywhere.

By - 7/1/17 - 7:45 pm

A fed-up citizen files a complaint about some chirping that's been going on since Tuesday - and not by a mockingbird - from a residence on Comm. Ave. between Clarendon and Berkeley:

Every 20 seconds loud chirp from upper front facing unit. Can be heard throughout Commonwealth mall. Keeping everyone and pets up since Tuesday!! Please help!!

By - 6/24/17 - 9:49 am
Toilets? Ick

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint to assert that visitors don't need to be reminded of bodily functions on the Greenway:

These porta potties on the walkway of the greenway are a terrible example of poor judgement. whoever made the decision to allow:approve these in this location where people are eating/ drinking and enjoying the city needs to rethink how the city should be represented.

By - 6/5/17 - 9:07 am

Lewis/Commercial Street Crosswalk

After a pedestrian was run over at the intersection of Lewis and Commercial streets in the North End on May 15, the city banned parking right at the intersection, to improve sight lines for the motorists who are supposed to stop there (but generally don't). Adam Balsam compiled this video report after he filed 311 reports about cars parked in that spot and the city did nothing.

By - 5/29/17 - 11:05 am
Lots of poles at one South End intersection

A concerned citizen ponders the intersection of Clarendon and Tremont streets in the South End:

When there is a streetlight pole, traffic signal pole, and new spy/Verizon pole, all within 3' of each other, is that pole pollution?

By - 5/27/17 - 10:48 am
rotting pier in East Boston

A concerned citizen files a 311 report about a collapsing pier in East Boston across from the Navy Yard:

Wooden pier has deteriorated significantly over last 3 weeks and is emitting debris into the harbor at high tide. It needs removal to avoid further water contamination.

By - 5/14/17 - 3:21 pm
Birds and birdfeed at Portal Park

A concerned citizen complains about a woman partial to Portal Park - the little green area at the Zakim/I-93 overlook next to the Garden:

Crazy birdfeed lady is at work and littering birdseed all over Portal park attracting rodents and pigeons.