By - 3/5/18 - 12:05 pm

An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint about a bucket of dog poop that has been sitting at the corner of Dale and Sherrin streets for about a month now. It's starting to smell.

By - 2/26/18 - 3:10 pm
Too much birdseed on Causeway Street.

A concerned citizen files a complaint about a woman who appears to buy birdseed by the truckload, which she then lays down on the regular in the little park that overlooks I-93 and the Zakim Bridge next to the Garden: Read more.

By - 2/15/18 - 5:41 pm

Larry, the formerly peaceful turkey turned fire-spitting hellspawn by a misguided, if well meaning motorist, is upping his game - and his attacks on cars at VFW Parkway and Baker Street in West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 2/5/18 - 11:38 am
Sawhorses in the Fenway

An impatient citizen with an itchy trigger finger filed a complaint at 11:15 a.m. that there were still BPD sawhorses sitting on Boylston Street in the Fenway:

Boston police put out barriers in case the Patriots One news flash they didn't win!!! come & get them

By - 1/24/18 - 11:28 am

Ardale Street is a one-way street in Roslindale that ends at Centre Street by a 7-Eleven. One fed-up resident files a complaint:

Vehicles are constantly driving up our one way street. Drivers turn left out of 7-11 parking lot and go the wrong way even if they know they're doing it. I just saw someone who lives on the street do it. She does it like 10 times a week. I don't know what to do about this. There are already one-way/do not enter signs.

By - 1/22/18 - 3:34 pm
Chicken wings under the hood of a car

A disgusted Fenway citizen files a 311 complaint about what's under his or her car's hood these days:

I pay to park my car behind my apartment building in the alley. There have been rats in the alley. Recently they have been getting under the hood of my car and bringing garbage from the dumpster with them. This is a picture of chicken wings under the hood of my car.

By - 1/11/18 - 12:33 pm

A peeved citizen files a 311 report about the stealth (and booby-trap?) space saver he or she ran over at West 2 Street and Dorchester Avenue in South Boston Tuesday afternoon: Read more.

By - 1/6/18 - 12:22 am

At 9:28 p.m. on Friday, an outatowna in South Boston for the weekend to bar hop (OK, he or she actually said the purpose of the visit is to "bar hope," which works just as well) filed a 311 complaint about the locals: Read more.

By - 1/3/18 - 11:29 am
Rabbit in the snow in Chinatown

A concerned citizen files a complaint about all the rabbits where Albany Street, I-93 and the turnpike come together: Read more.

By - 1/2/18 - 10:28 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about flaming trash bags on Mass. Ave. between Washington Street and Harrison Avenue, and the resulting icy glaze on the sidewalk from the water used to douse the flames: Read more.

By - 12/31/17 - 4:33 pm

Somebody in the South End has been filing 311 complaints about airplanes. Somebody in South Boston who faithfully scans 311 complaints files a complaint about the airplane complaints:

By the way you can't stop planes flying over Boston anyway so get a life people and move on.

By - 12/18/17 - 11:45 pm

A disgusted North End resident files a complaint about the wire-munching rats that have been ceaselessly chomping on his or her engine on Commercial Street: Read more.

By - 12/17/17 - 12:33 pm

A disgusted South End citizen files a complaint about people heading to BSO concerts who park on neighborhood streets and consider their $40 non-resident tickets a decent price for parking: Read more.

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