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Citizen complaint of the day: What lies beneath?

Wrapped vehicle on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton

A concerned citizen can't wait for Christmas to find out what's under the wrapping on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton:

Is this legal? What is hiding underneath?

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Something something e-scooters and dockless bike shares are visually polluting/blocking our public space.

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Looks like a Lexus with a giant bow on top.

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I could be wrong though. For all we know it could be a pterodactyl.

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Talk about entitlement, leaving their hulking metal gas burning piece of private property on a public street. The nerve of some people.

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License plate should be visible. Most car covers have a little window so the plates are visable. Otherwise, why would this be an issue?

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will love the additional blanket cover!

Once you have found a mice nest under your hood you will never forget it.

May I suggest some moth balls in a nylon sock under the hood as a deterrent.

Good luck.

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because 2018

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Ticket and tow it! No car owner should be hiding their license plate and inspection sticker.

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With this logic, or lack of, we would be towing most cars after every snow storm.

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According to the municipal code in Somerville, you need to clear the snow off your parking permit and plate after the snowstorm, or you are subject to a ticket.
https://www.somervillema.gov/snowparking

They’ll probably won’t tow you, but they can ticket you.

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I've seen it in Somerville (ticketing, not towing).

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So in order for Somerville to write a ticket they would have to clear the snow from the plate and permit therefore removing the violation prior to the ticket being issued. Ha, the people win again.

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Cars shouldn't be parked on the roads anyway after storms, they greatly impact the ability to clear snow. The status quo ain't workin Murkin.

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Luckily that is the opinion of the minority of the population.

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Including the local lawmakers who allow parking on some streets during a storm.

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Ummm... that's not snow on that person's car nor anything else that falls from the sky caused by a weather event. So by your logic, someone
from NH should be able to cover their car with an expensive custom tarp and park it on Boston city streets in a residential spot with no questions asked.

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Is this a residential spot?

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Nope. Legal for you, me, and any parking refugees from other states or countries. https://goo.gl/maps/ARkh589HRLR2

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No wonder why we will never have a Chick-fil-A.

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“Klaatu barada nikto”

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Beringa!

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...is not resident parking, but free for anyone. Who cares if there's a cover on the car? If they leave it untouched during street sweeping it'll be ticketed and towed like anyone else.

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Contrast that with the Marky Mark movie filming in the Seaport. Vast areas of on-street parking spaces on D, E and Fargo streets have been turned over to the film crew -- including most of a block's worth of spaces on D by the convention center where the catering tents are "parked." Those are blocked to normal folks 24 hours a day, not just during the hours they're setting up, serving lunch and breaking down. And parking in the area was already a horrible experience.

So, yeah, forgive me for thinking one SUV under a cover isn't such a big deal.

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But wait until it expands and expands and inflates and then hatches!

I see no evidence that this is NOT a Mothra egg!

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Someone seriously filed a 311?

Why are people so nosy?

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Whenever I browse through the 311 postings, a good 20 to 30 percent are people who either have an axe to grind ("This car has been [legally] parked in front of my house for 12 straight hours. Please ticket and tow.") or are just plain nosy, like this one.

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My guess as to the license plate.

Shouldn't have tried to cross into Brookline Village.

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putting a cover over your illegally parked car or motorcycle means you get free parking.

Neighbor put their gigantic motorcycle on the sidewalk and got a few tickets...then left it covered for months. I called once and they said it was because they "need a warrant to remove the cover" in order to get the plate, so they can ticket it.

Ridiculous. If it's on a sidewalk just remove the damn thing, the owner will come knocking soon enough, then you can charge them the impound fees.

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Thanks, good to know.

Can you recommend a good brand of covers?

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