Hey, there! Log in / Register

Citizen complaint of the day: Milkman, recycling guys and bus drivers blocked in Charlestown

Truck blocking Eden Street in Charlestown

What's a milkman to do?

A distraught citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about the block blocking truck on Eden Street in Charlestown this morning:

How’s the milk man going to get in. Hopefully they can retrieve my recycling today if not I hope the contractor blocking the street coordinates it with them.

Just around the corner, on Main Street, another harried citizen filed a 311 complaint about the big-ass flat-bed keeping a bus from stopping at a bus stop:

How can I get to work on the #92?

Flat bed with HVAC equipment at a bus stop
Neighborhoods: 
Topics: 


Ad:


Like the job UHub is doing? Consider a contribution. Thanks!

Comments

Been quite a while since I’ve seen a milkman.

up
53

See the delivery map by clicking on "see our delivery areas"

https://crescentridge.com/about-home-delivery

But Thatcher Farm does deliver to my neighbor in Dorchester. Their delivery area page seems to be a bunch of nothing so I don't know if they deliver to Charlestown

https://thatcherfarm.com/delivery-area

up
41

Maybe they meant Mothman?

up
64

The name is Moleman.

up
45

  • Use every inch of curb space for mid and long-term private vehicle storage
  • Reserve some percentage of curb space for functional services like food/package delivery and short term vehicle storage/loading/unloading
up
97

n/t

up
50

That was worded poorly :P

up
44

Both options should also do away with free parking permits, time to charge for the privilege of using our valuable and limited public resources.

*Prices may vary by neighborhood.

I guess cyclists can pay $3 or whatever if it helps shutup the whataboutism brigade.

up
39

.

up
37

A third option: remove 75 to 100% of the parking and loading space, leaving no way to even stop for a delivery or passenger dropoff, to make room for flexposts.

up
63

And also "currently possible option": pull a permit to block off a couple parking spaces for a fixed amount of time.

My sons did this when they moved - went to city hall, got the permit and the signs, put up the signs ahead of time, and had space for the moving van on the day of the move.

The trucks just posting up on Main Street have been a problem for some time.

up
65

...just getting in the way of everything and everyone is okay.

up
63

You can get a permit and signs to block off a couple of street spaces for special uses like this.

Just lazy or maybe nobody told them how it works?

up
44

this is just one of the perks of the job, they know nothing will come of it and their boss will pay their tickets, if they ever get one.

up
42

… should be off the narrow sidewalk and in the street.

up
19

You keep posting that same odd thing here. In no world do trash and recycling bins belong on the street. It's never been the way in this city. And keep in mind, this article is already about the street being blocked. And you want to place more objects there?

up
65

A way that also cuts down on rats, doesn't block sidewalks, and makes it easy to discard your trash.

It doesn't have to be this elaborate, either. Many European cities just have secured dumpsters in each area and that are emptied on a regular schedule.

up
79

The communal dumping facilities I have seen in Rome are always overflowing.

up
21

There’s a fairness issue here. If I’m the lucky homeowner who gets my block’s trash drop right in front of my house, would I be compensated in any way for the worsening of my situation and the decrease in value of my house? At the moment I’m sitting in my kitchen looking out the window. The curb is about 4 feet from my kitchen window. Installation of a dumpster would mean that, forever, I’d never again see daylight from that window, just the blank wall of the dumpster. Moving upstairs, the openings through which my neighbors would drop their trash would be about 10 feet from the head end of my bed. Opening my window would become kind of gross. I understand the value of these trash drops that serve an entire block, but, as with so many things, the devil is in the details.

up
27

I agree the communal ones may overflow, but there are ways to solve that problem.

up
14

… the best trash collection set up I’ve ever seen. About 35 feet from any private property or anyones’s windows or doors is an underground collection bin with a covered slot that is raised on trash days and emptied into an electric trash and recycling truck that is way quieter and smaller than any I’ve seen in the US.
People do leave separate free stuff leaning against the slot but it’s never a big pile and not mixed with smelly rodent attracting garbage.
A separate compost disposal underground collection bin was planned last time I was there.
I suppose there could be some danger that a person or animal could end up in the underground bin but maybe because the Dutch are a bit more civilized than us, it has not been a problem or there are safeguards against that happening?
An emergency phone down there like the one rumored to be in Mary Baker Eddy’s tomb?

up
43

Being a pedestrian in this city sucks. Drivers complain about having parked vehicles in their way but look at what pedestrians have to deal with. Including assholes parking their vehicles on the sidewalk!

up
39

On the left, there is a fence the likes of which one sees at construction sites, and as the Edwards is now closed and therefore ripe for development, I would assume that the pickup, and most likely the flatbed stopped on Main Street, are heading that way. Looks like the vehicle behind the white panel van is a piece of construction equipment as well, but it's tough to see with the wires blocking the view.

up
22

is being renovated to be the new Horace Mann school. Pretty likely the truck was for that construction site.

up
50

It’s not ripe for development.

up
42

I’m not a Townie, so I don’t follow development out there. Still, given what happens with closed schools in Boston, it was a good guess.

up
39

Yes, the school is currently under construction to prepare for the Horace Mann School to move there, so there are lots of trucks connected to the work.

up
13