At least they left the slats behind?

Vandalized bench on Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Damaskin surveyed the damage to one bench on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall this morning.

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Crime?

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Looks to me like a rotten bench that just needs fixin'.

file under: Topics DCR

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Not DCR

Comm. Ave. Mall is part of Boston Parks.

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But boston parks has no money

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So all theae benches were endowed by neighbors about 15 years ago. The repairs will probably be made from the Comm Ave Mall committee, i.e. private funds.

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Yes, the Friends of the Public Garden

support the Mall and maintenance and improvements.

The Parks Dept. is underfunded. Come to the next City Council hearing on the Parks Dept. budget and ask for more money (or submit comments). The City should be adequately supporting its parks and not rely on private donations. It is frustrating.

My point was that it was a city and not a DCR property.

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Accidental damage?

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Someone leaned back and it fell apart?

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Yeah

Or sat on the top with their feet on the bench. Not uncommon.

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Leaned on the bench from behind?

While standing?

I did this once and two of the slats broke loose - rotted at the ends (water got in around where they are fastened).

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Maybe

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It’s just another piece of artwork looking like a bench?

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