Roving UHub photographer John Pellegrino was among many people this morning to notice the desecration of the historic MTA trolleys parked at Boylston station.
Transit Police in the past have come down pretty hard on any taggers they catch.
A T spokesman said detectives are already hunting for the tagger and will review video from the station's surveillance cameras.... Read more
Boston Police report they are looking for three young people in connection with vandalism at Our Lady of Presentation Church on Washington Street sometime between Nov. 23 and 25.
Officers observed the floor of the Church covered with residue from two fire extinguishers that had been set off by the vandals. An oil painting of the Pope was found on the second floor, cut... Read more
They could be Boston's quietest ethnic community - you just don't hear much about the Albanians of Roslindale and West Roxbury. But Kathy Cahill spotted some Albanian graffiti in Roslindale this morning. Translated, it means "Long live Comrade Enver Hoxha," a paean to the Communist tyrant who ruled the country from 1944 until his death in 1985.
Transit Police report arresting men from Boston and Providence early this morning on charges they sprayed graffiti at six locations along the Red Line in Dorchester.
Police say officers nabbed Joseph Domoracki, 23, of Boston and Max McGuigan, 23, of Providence around 2:40 a.m. on the tracks, near where they cross under Dorchester Avenue a couple blocks south of Andrew Square. Both, police say,... Read more
Seems some kids who start up Twitter accounts have taken to soliciting followers on a particular support column in the upper busway at Forest Hills - although as you can see, somebody also took the time to critique their work (and no doubt the T itself... Read more
A quality-conscious citizen reports some anti-China graffiti on School Street in Charlestown:
Low quality graffiti is unacceptable.
An alert citizen looks down and notices one of the stencils with which the stupid network has been defacing our sidewalks, in this case on East 4 Street in South Boston.
An incensed citizen posts a photo of a couple of obscene drawings at the Roslindale Square commuter-rail stop, one of which also has a text explanation, in case you couldn't figure out what the artist was trying to draw.
Wicked Local Brookline reports the arrest of Christopher Michael Levett on charges he's the guy who's been marking the town up for months with "Phop." Wicked Local reports a key break came when police talked to his ex-girlfriend, who allegedly broke up with him because he was spending all his nights scribbling in Brookline.
Even as police hunted Phop, the town's vigilante graffiti fighter... Read more
Brookline Graffiti delivers what it promises: Photos of graffiti - and the anonymous blogger's war on it:
As you can see, the razor just scraped away what would have been many layers of scrubbing! Usually you have to alternate a layer of scrub with a layer of scraping, as the solvent penetrates on each pass. But in some cases, like on this mailbox, I... Read more
Boston Police report nabbing five Dorchester teens and a 20something on charges of tagging a beachfront boardwalk and drinking in public.
"No, No one here is spray painting we are just drinking," one of the six allegedly told officers who promptly notice a can of spray paint just sitting there on Denny Street.
Two teens, with gray and blue paint on their hands,... Read more
Matt considers a new effort by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay to combat scrawls, stencils and band promotions, doesn't much think of trying to curb the flyers:
If you see an old flyer, tear it down and throw it away. If someone you know regularly puts up flyers and leaves the old ones up underneath, tell them to take them down and... Read more
A man wanted on two continents for massive graffiti attacks against subway systems was nabbed in Newark as he was about to board a plane for Paris and has been... Read more
A fed-up citizen files the latest report on somebody calling himself Bold, who keeps scribbling his fool name all over Forest Hills.