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Citizen complaint of the day: East Boston sick of Western Union
By adamg on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 3:31pm
A fed-up citizen complains about the Western Union flyers now found all over the neighborhood advertising money-transfer services to Latin America, to the point where they've gotten more annoying than the omnipresent phone-book stacks, because at least those stay in one place:
The streets are dirty enough, can't the city fine them for these blowing all over the neighborhood?
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They've been plastering Chelsea with these fliers too. And of course they are all over the ground now. Someone from the city (Boston or Chelsea) and complain because it borders on essentially littering now.
Some locations have 4,5,6,7 of these flyers on the door handles and they all just end up on the ground.
Straight into the recycling. My girlfriend keeps a bin under the mailbox for just this purpose.
The problem with these things is that they are very large. The largest of any flyers of this type left on doors that I have ever seen. Not just an average size flyer that could be easily recycled or disposed of. I guess Western Union really wants people's attention. Wasteful.
It's a culture of litter
I could say the same about the taxi services who like to slop piles of business cards all over the front steps and in the mailboxes of our street. They probably sleep in a nest of discarded scratch tickets and don't realize it's obnoxious. Fucking slobs who leave that stuff need a beat-down.
At least Western is clever enough to have set up bulletproof glass at their counters and a line of defense vagrants before pulling this crap.
The same goes for Restaurant
The same goes for Restaurant flyers. East Boston is like the rectum of Massachusetts. Filthy people= filthy streets. Whenever I sweep the sidewalk and gutter in front of my building it gets littered again in very little time. Scratch tickets and junk food wrappers every where. It gets worse with the "chinese invasion" picking through the trash each week. By the time they are through the trash is spewed all over the sidewalks and streets. It's time to end the bottle refund law and educate some of the residents in keeping their neighborhood clean.
"Chinese invasion?" Seriously?
From what I've seen, the Chinese woman who goes through the trash leaves things exactly as she finds them. As far as I'm concerned, if she is able to get a bit of money recycling things that are destined for the trash anyway, it harms no one.