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By adamg - 7/5/20 - 10:27 pm

Despite today being July Fifth, Boston's 311 system is still full of fireworks complaints, a number with less than nice things to say about Marty Walsh, as well as at least one referencing people taking matters into their own hands:

Large group of men on Hancock Street headed to Columbia rd looking for the ones responsible for fireworks. Hope they get them.

By adamg - 6/26/20 - 9:55 am
Fireworks remains in Dorchester

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint to have the city clean up the remains of a fireworks show last night at Mother's Rest Park at Four Corners in Dorchester.

By adamg - 6/23/20 - 1:11 pm

BEES!!!

A sting-averse citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation outside the Crate & Barrel on Boylston Street in the Back Bay: Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 2:42 pm
Bad mailings

Angry citizens are filing 311 complaints (like this one) about the fireworks mailings they're now getting from a New Hampshire fireworks dealer in this, the Year of the Fireworks, even though the offerings are, you know, technically illegal here.

By adamg - 6/5/20 - 9:23 pm

Too many outraged citizens to count are filing 311 complaints about how the city has turned into a giant pit of explosions and smoke.

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By adamg - 5/28/20 - 9:35 pm

A fed up citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation at Parmenter and Richmond streets in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/20 - 3:25 pm
Parking at the Arboretum on Bussey Street

To try to reduce the number of people in the Arnold Arboretum at one time, the city and state put up sawhorses and signs along Bussey Street and the Arborway to ban parking. Several concerned citizens filed 311 complaints today (like this one) that people have simply moved the sawhorses so they can go for a walk.

Earlier:
Ned Friedman seems like a nice guy, don't make him angry.

By adamg - 4/30/20 - 11:06 am
Covid graffiti on Stoneholm Street in the Fenway

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report about this graffiti for the times on a building at Stoneholm and Norway streets in the Fenway.

By adamg - 4/26/20 - 11:12 pm
Chart of 311 complaints that mention mask or social distancing; peaks on nice weekend days

Adam Balsam has been charting 311 complaints about people not wearing masks or failing to social distance, and finds that complaints peak when the temperature rises and it's nice out, especially on a weekend - like, say, yesterday.

By adamg - 4/23/20 - 10:51 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about unending thrumming in West Roxbury:

By adamg - 4/20/20 - 2:37 pm
Sumner School basketball hoop

Two awoken citizens filed complaints early this morning about loud kids playing hoops at the Sumner School on Basile Street in Roslindale, and by morning they mean through at least 3:15 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/20 - 10:19 am
Needles of the pine variety

A citizen who fancies himself a real wit filed a 311 request for a needle pickup in the Arnold Arboretum:

Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/20 - 1:22 pm

All across Boston, kids convinced the 'rona's not going to get them have easily cut the zip ties city parks workers used to make basketball hoops unusable - except in West Roxbury, where a concerned citizen reports it took one "selfish young man" two whole days to figure out how to undue a zip tie at the basketball court at Billings Field.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 11:27 pm
Unzipped basketball hoop

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report about the situation at Murray Field in Brighton: Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/20 - 11:05 pm
Coyote

A startled citizen filed a 311 complaint about a coyote trotting along St. Alphonsus Street by Kevin Fitzgerald Park on Mission HIll 2 p.m.-ish today. No word if it was being chased by one of the increasingly ornery turkey gangs trying to take over the city.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 11:59 am
Denuded saplings and possible porcupine lair

Denuded saplings and possible lair of the devilbeasts.

A horrified citizen has spent a couple days cataloging the damage being done to saplings in Franklin Park by what he says are porcupines on the munch - and is disputing the official city response that the damage is actually the work of "invasive rabbits," which, when you think of it, might be worse. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 10:44 am
Basketball at Peters Park in the South End

From a complaint about Peters Park yesterday.

Mayor Walsh may be hesitating to call out the parks around Boston where people are still un-social-distancing for basketball, street hockey, doggie butt sniffing and boozie parties, but concerned citizens with the 311 app on their phone are not. Even as Walsh was merely threatening to taunt basketball-playing would-be contagion spreaders mercilessly at a press conference yesterday, the city's 311 database was filling up with pleas to do something.

Some examples: Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 10:45 am

A concerned South End citizen files a 311 complaint:

Can some sort of PSA be sent out to tell runners, etc to stop spitting on the streets. Our dogs are walking on their germs and we are all tracking them into our homes, etc.

By adamg - 3/9/20 - 9:48 am
Missing geese-crossing sign

Gone! Geese will just have to honk at cars now.

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report about the missing geese-crossing signs that used to be posted on River Street at Knight Street: Read more.

By adamg - 2/29/20 - 12:58 pm

How Rubber Bands Are Made

An exasperated citizen files a 311 complaint about rubber bands strewn all along West Cedar Street: Read more.

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