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Boston 311 once again forced to remind submitters to remain civil

The never ending war between people with dogs and people without dogs at South Boston's Medal of Honor Park continues to explode in the annals of Boston 311, where workers have now pulled the communal complaint car over and are snarling at the back seat that if you don't cut it out right now, 311 will come back there and bend you like Peter Bent Brigham so help you God. Or words to that effect.

After one 311 user demanded to know if the city is waiting until some Southie Cudjo kills or disfigures somebody before doing something about the dogs, another 311 user filed a complaint about that complaint, telling the first user to keep his "shitty little crotch goblins" out of the park as well, because if it's not a dog park, it's also not a playground.

311 has had quite enough:

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that self-entitled yuppies ruin everything. Even a patch of grass.

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Totally ridiculous that the south end has one but getting one built in other neighborhoods seems nearly impossible. The demand is there. Lots of people would be happy to donate to get them built. Hoping to see less foot-dragging on this as the Wu admin settles in.

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South Boston has a dog park, over by, but not in, Moakley Park.

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There’s a million $ dog park across First St from Medsl of Honor Park.

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They recently finished a total remodel of Garvey Park and put in one (well, two as there are adjacent fenced off sections for bigger & smaller dogs). Hopefully the trend will continue as they are upgrading other parks in the city

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Boston absolutely needs more parks.

Boston needs more dog parks like it needs more ATV parks, not at all. If you do not have the space to play with your personal property move to the suburbs.

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Boston needs more dog parks like it needs more ATV parks, not at all. If you do not have the space to play with your personal property move to the suburbs.

What is the principled distinction between a dog park, a basketball court, a bocce court, a baseball diamond, or any other dedicated single-purpose recreational facility on public land?

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Basketball and baseball diamonds are used by children and so they are the price we pay for civilization.

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That's all.

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For limited values of t = time.

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Dog parks are for dogs, property.

The rest you posted are for people.

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….are property as well. But not even sentient creatures.

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can all be considered “recreational equipment”, and thus subject to the same rules.

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Dog parks are for dogs in the same sense that basketball courts are for basketballs. Dog parks are a place for people to enjoy playing with their dogs.

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Humans come before animals. Especially in dense urban settings. Let your dogs run free in the wilds of unincorporated Maine if you want them to be unconstrained.

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And not exactly pro environment.

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Really, stick to cars. Your comment is as narrow-minded as they come.

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For recreational as well as housing purposes.

Not everyone wants to or can live exactly like you.
Fortunately for the rest of Boston.

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For recreational as well as housing purposes.

Not everyone wants to or can live exactly like you.
Fortunately for the rest of Boston.

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I'd just as soon not live next to any kind of motorsport park. Urban areas are noisy enough already. Maybe after they are all electric bikes ...

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Boston needs more dog parks like it needs more ATV parks, not at all.

Because your needs are more important than others.

Got it.

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Southie has one right on East First Street, next to the bus station between M Street and N Street, a one-block walk from Medal of Honor Park, but dog owners still have their dogs pissing and crapping on both the park and the nearby Christopher Lee Playground/Athletic Field. There are signs at Lee stating "No Dogs", by at least two of the entrances, but some dog owners are apparently illiterate and still bring their dogs onto the field rather than taking the short walk to the dog park.

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Anyone who owns a dog and lives in an apartment without its own green space is guilty of animal cruelty.

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On the whole, a dog who lives in an apartment is likely to have more quality social time socializing with other dogs (at the dog park) and more mental stimulation (on walks with owner), than a dog in the suburban house with the "perfect for dogs" fenced-in half acre yard, who is shooed out the door twice a day for a potty break.

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The South Boston Tribune had a telephone service for people who were too lazy to write letters. You would call, and a select few would have their voice mails published, complete with grammatical errors.

This whole use of 311 to gripe about 311 complaints reminds me of that. I agree with the constituent service people- meta-311 tickets are an abuse of the system and should be grounds for being banned from posting that way (as oppose to calling 311 and presenting your gripe to a living person.)

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I too have been a 311 commenter upon a comment.

But Christ on a cracker, some townie bitch was posting daily with complaints about a BLM supporter sign in the window of the library...

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There's no sense in complaining about a complaint.

That said, if you posted something thanking the library for posting a BLM sign in the window, that's another story. In this case, the dog crowd can post requests for more dog parks, and those who are raising those who will be taking care of the rest of us in old age can politely ask that the leash laws of the city be followed. These may dovetail, but they are different than complaining that someone has complained.

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You sure told him!!!

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Holy communion!

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… I always saw him as a cross aunt.

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Bless your heart.

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Sorry, Quackio.

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You are so brave. I cannot believe you haven’t been awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom yet! TYFYS.

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This never would have happened in old Southie.

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people respected their neighbors. If you wanted to be disrespectful to anyone, particularly the elders, you would get your dental work rearranged.

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In old Southie the average resident had 9 teeth, dropped out in 10th grade and never left New England. Sometimes change is good.

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I just have to comment- which I never do - after holidays with the fam and all the psychological come to Jesus moments only family can provide - this post is much needed and has brought me back to normal. Thank you all

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People with dogs and take care of them properly are a very high population in the city. Organize and get dog parks.

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Are we just gonna sit here and let this gem slide by without at least a thumbs up in passing?

bend you like Peter Bent Brigham so help you God.

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Nice to see it again. LOL!

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I was wondering if anyone ever really used that phrase in Boston conversation. Which Neighborhood would they likely have been from and did they have a dog?

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