311

By - 4/18/19 - 1:12 pm

A disgusted citizen goes into ALL CAPS mode to file a 311 report about all the MFA visitors parking on the streets near the museum: Read more.

By - 4/14/19 - 11:56 pm

Around 8:40 p.m., a concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint that the light pole in front of the Wolcott Square gas station in Readville's Wolcott Square was either knocked over or fell over tonight - less than a week after it was knocked over and then replaced.

Exposed LIVE arching wires. Someone is going to get electrocuted.

By - 4/7/19 - 2:42 pm
Defaced light pole in the Public Garden

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint yesterday about a newly defaced light fixture in the Public Garden.

By - 4/6/19 - 8:47 am

At 1:03 this morning, a concerned South End citizen filed a 311 complaint:

Cat up tree. Was fighting with something and ran up tree. 1255 am sat. Tree in front of 149 Worcester st. 02118

But before a 311 operator could break out the old joke about cat skeletons in trees, the concerned citizen filed an update at 1:35 a.m.: Read more.

By - 4/2/19 - 9:58 am
Blue glow from W

An annoyed citizen files a 311 complaint about the bright billboard atop the W hotel and condo building on Stuart Street: Read more.

By - 3/25/19 - 9:24 am
Rod needs to be tamped down on Massachusetts Avenue

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about this strip of metal on Mass. Ave.:

I took a terrible fall on Friday evening, tripping on this metal rail. I think it should be attended to, at least bent down. There's a lot of people around there for the Symphony.

By - 3/21/19 - 12:11 pm
Old Symphony 8 sign

An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint about the sign advertising a restaurant below it that recently re-opened after being shut for years, only with a new name:

This sign for a long closed retiring is a blight on the area - it can't be legal to just leave it there? Please initiate removal

By - 2/24/19 - 10:17 am
Curb Your Dog sign in East Boston

An annoyed citizen files a 311 request that the city put back the "Curb Your Dog" sign some nearby residents put up in Porzio Park in East Boston:

We paid for them to help the dog poop epidemic down Porzio Park there were 5 of them

By - 2/17/19 - 1:59 pm

A concerned citizen took matters into his own hands this morning before filing a 311 complaint about a white-supremacist flier posted at Gallivan Boulevard and Dorchester Avenue that was different from the ones posted in East Boston:

Racist flyer posted on the corner of Gallivan and Dot Ave. I took down the flyer so there's no need for removal, but something needs to be done to address this incident of racism.

By - 2/16/19 - 5:41 pm
Globe Direct circulars lying in the snow in East Boston

An annoyed East Boston resident files a 311 complaint about festering Globe Direct circulars:

Boston Globe Direct marketing is all over my neighborhood! Opting out does not stop the delivery. Also, their plastic bags are just as bad or worse as plastic shopping bags, which Boston already banned!

By - 2/12/19 - 8:25 pm
Snow at the Charlestown/Somerville line

A Charlestown resident filed a 311 complaint that a plow driver today seemed to think the Somerville town line is on Perkins Street right around the corner from Caldwell Street instead of being a couple doors down Perkins: Read more.

By - 1/31/19 - 3:21 pm

Poplar Street in Roslindale, between roughly the George Wright Golf Course and Beech Street, has a series of homes with stubby driveways, not really long enough for anything much bigger than a Smart Car. A resident filed a 311 complaint about a city ticketing blitz very early this morning in the stretch: Read more.

By - 1/27/19 - 3:56 pm
Limping coyote of West Roxbury

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about a "very large" and seemingly injured coyote on Mount Vernon Street near Montview Street in West Roxbury around 1:30 p.m. today. Read more.

By - 1/23/19 - 9:57 am
Prius covered in ice

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about this possibly city-owned Prius in the South End whose driver doesn't think he needs to look out the rear window - and who doesn't seem to care what will happen later today when it warms up and all that ice comes flying off the car. Bonus:

Driver also did not utilize any indicator/blinker when changing lanes and making turns.

By - 1/22/19 - 9:04 am

Complaints are ice-flowing into 311 about unshoveled sidewalks across our frozen tundra of a city, from Brighton to Charlestown to Jamaica Plain (where ice is ice, says Stan) and to the yuppie-encrusted ways of South Boston, where one disgruntled citizen gets particularly irate about condo owners: Read more.

By - 1/19/19 - 5:59 pm
Cone on Walter Street in Roslindale

At 4:07 p.m., a disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint about this cone put out after approximately 25 flakes had fallen on Walter Street in Roslindale:

Space saver out and there isn't even any snow yet.

By - 12/29/18 - 1:57 pm
Graffiti on a utility box in downtown Boston

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about an overactive writer on a utility box at West and Tremont streets downtown.

By - 12/16/18 - 9:52 pm

An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint about the skunks waddling rampant in South Boston:

Wide spread skunks. There has been widespread skunks all around the neighborhood. My neighbor was sprayed getting out of her car and now our house is overcome with the smell. Is there a way to do some neighborhood wide extermination? It is a really bad problem they're everywhere.

By - 12/15/18 - 11:36 am
Google Jeffrey Epstein

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the graffiti on the Quincy School in Chinatown that's been there for a week. To save that person and you the trouble, Epstein is the jet-setting billionaire pal of both the current president and Bill Clinton who also happens to be a convicted sex offender with a taste for underage girls, who reached a nice plea deal with the then US Attorney who is now secretary of labor.