annoying people

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 - 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.

By - 4/30/17 - 1:36 pm

Eugene Torres surveyed the damage today after a party on the Arboretum's Hemlock Hill.

By - 4/11/17 - 1:15 pm
Questions most todllers can't process, in the Back Bay

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.

By - 3/27/17 - 9:39 am

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?

By - 3/12/17 - 1:48 pm

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.

By - 11/4/16 - 11:44 am
Pulled flowers in Allston

Peter Krowiak reports some jerk last night pulled out many of the flowers that had been planted in front of 26 Allston St. He says he replanted the plants that still had roots, gave some away to passerby, took the rest home.

By - 10/26/16 - 1:47 pm

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.

By - 10/13/16 - 9:40 pm
Anti-semites in downtown Boston

Aaron Agulneck got close up to two of the three yutzes holding signs outside the Federal Reserve Bank this afternoon.

By - 9/29/16 - 2:27 pm

The Arnold Arboretum reports the guy who let his dog loose to attack two weed-eating goats the other day at least got a fine, but now is asking other people fed up with random wildlife being ripped up by dogs to help catch irresponsible pet owners: Read more.

By - 8/27/16 - 10:55 pm
Smoke in front of Faneuil Hall from motorcycles

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.

By - 8/21/16 - 11:38 am

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.

By - 7/26/16 - 8:36 pm
Sign at Faneuil Hall warning against fake monks

RyanInBos snapped one of the signs management at Faneuil Hall Marketplace have put up to warn tourists against people in saffron monk's robes who hand out trinkets and then expect payment in return. Read more.

By - 11/28/15 - 8:05 pm

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:

Read more.

By - 11/25/15 - 3:44 pm

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.

By - 10/10/15 - 9:21 am

A fed-up citizen complains about the conditions at a South Boston park:

The unleashed dogs are still running free.

Read more.

By - 9/9/15 - 5:09 pm

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).

By - 9/7/15 - 12:32 pm

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.

By - 9/6/15 - 10:49 am
Stupid giant storage box in Jamaica Plain

Oh, is this yours? The DPW would like to have a word with you.

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.

By - 8/11/15 - 10:33 pm
Stop ripping my bags open

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.