annoying people

By - 4/16/14 - 9:05 am
Trash at the Arnold Arboretum

Last week, Erica Fletcher posted a photo of some of the remains of a killer party at the top of the Arboretum's Hemlock Hill, and asked City Councilor Matt O'Malley for some city help in cleaning it up.

O'Malley and Fletcher report the mess got cleaned up alright - by the culprits themselves. Of course, they didn't do it out of the... Read more

By - 3/6/14 - 4:18 pm
People walking across the Charles River

Greg Hum looked out his window this afternoon to see two people walking across the Charles.

By - 2/23/14 - 9:54 am

The Globe updates us on efforts to get handicap ramps and bumpy warning strips installed in the toniest of Boston's neighborhoods:

[T]he plan was rejected in December by officials of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission, who complained about the materials proposed and said the bumpy plastic strips would mar the neighborhood’s Colonial-era character.

Yes, they would seriously detract from the hundreds of colonial automobiles... Read more

By - 2/12/14 - 4:45 pm

Interesting photo that shows what happens when a vengeful neighbor slashes your tires for daring to park in "their" space and then the local meter maid decides to issue you a steady stream of tickets. Brought to you by the neighborhood of East Boston.

By - 2/8/14 - 7:14 pm
Seat hog on the Green Line

Or may he just likes taking a wide stance. Whatever the reason, Amy B. snapped the seat hog's photo on a crowded Green Line train tonight. And to answer your question, she didn't ask him to fold 'em up because she already had a seat.

I do ask people to move if I need to sit myself.

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By - 1/22/14 - 3:11 pm
Bilingual sign against space saver

A roving UHub photographer came across this protest against the way somebody claimed a parking space on Monmouth Street, Eagle Hill, without spending a lick of time actually shoveling it out today.

By - 1/21/14 - 1:24 pm
Space savers in Andrew Square, South Boston

An annoyed citizen complains about somebody on Mohawk Street off Preble in Andrew Square early this afternoon:

Man saved FOUR parking spots before show even falls.

By - 1/11/14 - 11:43 am
DJ Dirty Dek sticker
Dek

A fed-up citizen complains about a local DJ who keeps putting up his stupid stickers on light poles across the city, no matter how many of them this fair citizen of the Hub keeps ripping down:

I've removed almost a hundred past few years. Obscene language.

Mr. Dek has a Facebook page, of course.... Read more

By - 1/8/14 - 1:18 pm

UPDATE: See the comments - that could be a Brooklyn Dodgers cap, not a Red Sox one.

By - 1/4/14 - 1:28 pm
Masshole in Quincy

Amy Derjue was not thinking nice thoughts about the driver in front of her on Newport Avenue in Quincy this morning.

By - 1/3/14 - 10:59 am

Patrick Maguire gets fed up with Yelp after reading somebody gave the Lincoln Tavern in South Boston just one star, not because of the food, but because they gave her a pizza to go in a generic box:

Maybe it’s a ruse, or maybe Nikki is just looking for a little attention, but restaurant workers have a right to be frustrated and angry when

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By - 12/27/13 - 10:07 am

A couple days ago, we pointed to an East Boston citizen's complaint about his or her disgustingly gross street.

The city has replied:

Sorry sir but the sidewalk is the home owners resonsibility. we at pwd work very hard at a lot of things we are not here to take care of your neighbors dogs and cats if you would like to talk

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By - 12/10/13 - 5:19 pm

Seems she didn't buy their story they were in her building to clean an apartment. Wicked Local Brookline reports the three women, who fled after the resident told them she was calling 911, were, in fact, there to clean an apartment.

By - 11/17/13 - 11:33 am
Passive aggressive note

JF spotted a passive-aggressive note on a bicycle on Beacon Hill this morning. A passive-aggressive note written on a typewriter. A typewriter!

By - 11/16/13 - 7:23 pm
Passive aggressive note

Jed Hresko forwards this photo of some extreme passive aggressiveness: Somebody peeved at a cardboard box in an alley off Columbus Avenue in the South End spent some serious time explaining how to properly recycle the box - by writing down the directions on two sides of the box itself, because, naturally, whoever put the box out there will come out frequently to admire his... Read more

By - 11/6/13 - 1:22 pm

A fuming citizen spokes up about the situation on High Street downtown:

How is it that a legally operating cyclist gets followed and screamed at for riding through a GREEN light? Because the shamlbling hoards [sic] of dumbphone addled zombies at this intersection don't understand that merely shambling into the intersection without looking first does not give them automatic right of way and license

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By - 10/21/13 - 1:46 pm

Mike the Mad Biologist reports that a resident of the Beacon Hill street got so fed up with bags of dog shit being left all along the street that he or she put out a trash can in the hopes that dog owners would use it - and city trash collectors would empty it. Naturally, this being Beacon Hill, somebody else promptly put a... Read more

By - 9/29/13 - 10:48 pm

People with a yen to play the public piano on Haviland Street after 10 p.m. and people with a yen to not hear them are battling via 911 tonight. Caught in the middle are the police, whose forte is not music and who are now telling kvetchers to call the Mayor's Hotline.... Read more

By - 9/11/13 - 7:56 am

Pod

A concerned citizen notes how somebody managed to basically block two hydrants with one of those container things on North Street in the North End:

Please remove and fine the peraon responsible for this selfish and dangerous placement.

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