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By adamg - 10/24/21 - 2:03 pm

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about a Masshole at the rotary where West Roxbury and VFW parkways meet in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 2:58 pm
Base of former Christopher Columbus statue in his epnonymous North End park

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the protest graffiti on the base where Christopher Columbus used to stand in the North End until he was decapitated last year.

With no statue left to deface or knock down, the protester could only spray paint messages on the base and on the sign that tells you the name of the park.

By adamg - 10/10/21 - 12:51 pm
Teddy bear impaled on a fence

A dismayed citizen files a 311 complaint about a teddy bear impaled on a spiked fence at Lubec and Porter streets in East Boston this morning.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 9:46 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation on School Street downtown:

There is a coffee pot (large silver with spout) in the garden along the side of School St by the Alley next to the mailbox. It's silver and in the shrubs next to the street. People commenting it could be something dangerous.

By adamg - 9/18/21 - 11:20 pm

A put-upon citizen filed a 311 complaint about the vulgarities filling the air during the cannabis fest on Boston Common today: Read more.

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By adamg - 9/10/21 - 9:13 pm
Woman up to her ankle in Jamaica Plain pothole

A disgruntled citizen files a 311 report about a pothole on Spring Park Avenue in Jamaica Plain that she says is ankle deep, which she proves by standing in it up to her ankle.

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 11:33 am
Sprinklers in the rain

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint at 12:45 a.m. about the sprinklers going full blast in the middle of a torrential downpour on Lewis Mall in East Boston.

Not sure who controls Lewis mall but please turn off. This grass does not need watering!

By adamg - 9/1/21 - 9:39 pm

Adam Balsam grabbed the images from the 500 "student move-in" complaints filed with 311 over the past couple of days and used them to create a mosaid of a case of Natty Light: Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/21 - 11:04 pm

Tonight we learned, via the city's answers to separate 311 complaints, that it might be best to wait until dog waste left by inconsiderate dog owners has turned kind of solid before contacting 311. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/21 - 9:49 am
Dumped wheelchairs

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about all the wheelchairs, bicycles and shopping carts getting dumped into the Fort Point Channel by the Jimmy Kelly Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/21 - 11:47 am
Detritus from late-night slobs

A disgusted citizen files a 311 report about the morning conditions at the new playground at Langone Park: Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/21 - 11:12 am
Double parking for street sweeping

A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation on H Street, where people get around the whole ticketing/towing thing on street-sweeping day by double parking on one side of the street: Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 11:32 am
Uncollected trash

Update: A project to repair the E Line tracks might be to blame.

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the uncollected trash behind 873 Huntington Ave. - which will only get really fetid over the next couple of days.

Over a week now, this is unacceptable!

By adamg - 8/8/21 - 10:04 pm

A concerned citizen with a bird's eye view of the Tremont side of the Common filed a 311 complaint about homeless people by the visitor center, only with somewhat less neutral nomenclature.

The Parks Department responded: Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/21 - 1:12 pm
Couches and stuff

Early Allston Xmas display.

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about these derelict couches on Coolidge Road in Allston.

Also see: Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/21 - 9:58 pm
Defaced Vietnam memorial in the Rose Garden

Update, Friday: Crews have started cleaning the memorial.

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the vandalism to the Vietnam War memorial in the Fenway Rose Garden.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 9:51 am
Fireworks from the beach in South Boston

A wide-awake citizen in South Boston filed a 311 complaint at 1:22 this morning:

loud fireworks are set off by beach past 1 am. as loud as cannons. causing dogs to bark

By adamg - 7/16/21 - 3:53 pm
Abandoned car with a tiger head on it

A fed-up citizen files a double 311 complaint about the situation on Weld Hill Street in Jamaica Plain, where an abandoned car is now getting tow requests painted on it: Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 11:34 am
Graffiti on plywood building on Porter Street in East Boston

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint about East Boston's Eternal Plywood building, which morphed from the Eternal Flapping Plastic Sheets building, at Porter and Orleans streets. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/21 - 9:44 am
Floode Ronan Park playground

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the lake that emerged in the playground at Ronan Park in Dorchester after yesterday's downpours.

Note: The playground is at the opposite end of the park from the hole that opened up last December, so no, unplugging the hole wouldn't make a difference.

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