J. Goddell spotted these questions laboriously scrawled inside a piece of equipment at the playground for little kids along the Esplanade by Mass. Ave. today, wonders if the author has ever actually met any toddlers.
Matt Karolian asks:
Someone keeps leaving bags of dog poop in the street outside our house. What are the best means of catching the poopetrator?
David Yamada ponders the sort of people who think the first rule of Acela Quiet Car (namely, "Be quiet!") doesn't apply to them and what to do about that.
Bill Brett reports that first firefighters had to get out of their truck yesterday and move the damn thing because they couldn't make the turn since it was parked way too close to the intersection.
Then a tow truck came to pull the Prius C away. The end.
Aaron Agulneck got close up to two of the three yutzes holding signs outside the Federal Reserve Bank this afternoon.
Dan Meade reports he was in front of Faneuil Hall around 6:45 p.m. today when a large group of motorcycles came roaring up:
They came down Devonshire, held up traffic at the crossing at Congress to keep the pack together, and then about 100 motorcycles stopped in front of Fanueil Hall and smokescreened the whole block.
Copyright Dan Meade. Posted in the Universal Hub pool.
A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint from Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain:
Some a-hole w a scooter powered by a hairdryer or a million mosquitos is going down lamartine to new Minton up Amory and back again. It's a nuisance. And I've heard a couple people have to brake sharply for the jerk.
A fed-up citizen who lives on Beverly Street and Lovejoy Place complains:
Excessive noise from people beating plastic buckets outside Celtics game at 957 pm. Just woke up my sick toddler. Ridiculous - this is now a residential neighborhood and this kind of racket should not be allowed at this hour.
Another 311 user, who likes to browse complaints, files a complaint about the complaint:
An eardrum-ravaged citizen complains:
Currently (and often) there is a street performer who bangs on overturned plastic drums at the boston massacre site. it's loud and annoying -- i live 23 floors above it, and the noise still infiltrates my apartment -- and it drives tourists away from this historic site. i see them scurrying past and covering their ears, from my window. i can't believe the city allows this.
Wicked Local Brookline reports a golfer at the Putterham course threatened to use one of his clubs on another golfter whose ball got too close to him (fourth item).
A sodden citizen complains about a building on Tremont at Dwight:
Someone from one of the condos with a front balcony is dumping water on people. My partner and I walked by this morning at about 8:40 and had water poured on us. It was not from watering plants and it was not a drip. We went back and saw someone in the penthouse unit out on the terrace looking down at the sidewalk.
For more than three days, one of those giant move-across-the-country storage boxes has sat partly in a driveway on Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain, the rest on the sidewalk and jutting into the street - forcing pedestrians to walk blindly around it, hoping there's not a speeding Masshole on his cell phone coming the other way. Read more.
An outraged citizen complains he's been forced to label his trash to try to keep the neighborhood can collectors from ripping his bags open:
How can we fix the fact that I have to put this on my trash bags? I use the right bags and pack properly. Everything after trash day I need to clean up outside my house. These people just come along and poke through bags looking for cans. They don't care about the trash left behind. Just frustrating to a tax payer that wants to keep his neighborhood clean.
A concerned citizen reports:
I wanted to make you aware that someone has been driving around the north end on trash pickup nights with a truck/van - and ripping up garbage bags and rummaging through the trash to see if there are any salvageable items. This has happened on numerous nights the past few weeks and the amount of trash and debris littered all over the sidewalks and streets is horrific. I also feel for the garbage collectors who have to try and dump these bags that are all torn up with garbage everywhere. I have tried putting my trash out as late as possible (almost midnight) and still woke up this morning to find my bags all torn up and my trash all over the street. I am seeing this on streets all over the North End, including Salem Street, Endicott Street, etc.
An annoyed citizen complains:
These dirt biker gangs need to be off the streets. One was on I-93S just north of exit 18 and was blocking multiple lanes of traffic as well as impeding lane changes. They were driving slowly and performing dirt bike stunts. One of these idiots hit my car with something and left scuff marks and dents in it. It's about time we get a task force together to get rid of them. This doesn't happen anywhere else in this state that I've seen.
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