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By adamg - 12/30/20 - 10:29 pm

A fretful citizen files a 311 complaint about the view tonight:

The "T" on the Union Oyster House sign is not lit up. We can't see it from the Nor h End.

By adamg - 12/25/20 - 11:17 pm

An alarmed citizen filed a 311 complaint late Friday about conditions on American Legion Highway at Canterbury Street: Read more.

By adamg - 12/22/20 - 11:52 am
Sidewalk vs. road in Franklin Park

Franklin Park road clear to asphalt; sidewalk, clear to ice.

Concerned citizens are filing 311 complaints about unplowed sidewalks, several days after the storm, such as this sidewalk through Franklin Park, next to a meticulously plowed road, and this stretch between the harbor and another clear road on Atlantic Avenue in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/20 - 10:01 am
Traffic cones set out by bicyclist to protect bike lane in Dorchester

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint demanding that the crossing guard at Dorchester Avenue and Columbia Road stop removing the traffic cones somebody put there to try to protect bicyclists in the bike lane turning from Dot Ave. onto Columbia: Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/20 - 3:01 pm
Michelin Man wonders where the rest of him is

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about this bodyless Michelin Man on West 3rd Street, between C and D, in South Boston.

Ad:
By adamg - 11/18/20 - 9:02 am
Brighton Christmas tree with lots of brown needles

An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint (several, actually) about the sad Christmas tree installed in Brighton Center the other day:

Please relocate tree to Allston.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 10:16 am
Unchained carousel horse in the Frog Pond

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint to suggest chaining down the horses on the Boston Common carousel, because people are removing them.

By adamg - 11/15/20 - 10:02 pm
Leaves, lots of leaves

An agitated citizen filed a 311 complaint today because there are a lot of leaves on the ground at Roberts Playground in Dorchester.

H/t Amy B.

By adamg - 10/23/20 - 10:56 pm
Stenciled ad for 28 Exeter

Update: Building owner apologizes, sends crew out to wash the ads away.

Way to make an impression with the neighbors: Several disgusted citizens filed 311 complaints today about the gauche way 28 Exeter at Newbury advertised it has flats to rent - by spraying stenciled ads on the sidewalk of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. The building went up in 1979, so you'd think the owners would know how their ads would be received in the Back Bay.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 11:35 am

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the loose dogs at Millennium Park in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/20 - 11:45 am

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint from the Constitution Marina in Charlestown about the construction crews working on the new North Washington Street Bridge: Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/20 - 1:22 pm

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about a large party on East 8th Street between G and H last night that apparently consisted entirely of women, because he or she didn't mention anything about the men there: Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/20 - 11:17 pm
Don't feed the waterfoul, sign says

A typo-sensitive citizen files a 311 request to have this sign at Chandler Pond in Brighton fixed.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 9:52 pm
Disintegrating pyramid

An aghast citizen files a 311 report over the idea that some people want to return the unmoored channel pyramid to its position midway between Fort Point and the post office, at least not without some major glue work or duct taping or something:

By adamg - 9/13/20 - 10:45 pm

A citizen near to losing his mind files a 311 complaint about unceasing karaoke blasting on King Street in Dorchester:

Very loud, today they have been doing it for 6 hours. Have you ever listened to bad karaoke for 6 hours straight? I'm down the street and it sounds like it's in my living room. Please make it stop before I go insane.

By adamg - 8/29/20 - 10:12 pm

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint tonight about an opera singer in the Prado who just doesn't know when to take a curtain call: Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 9:25 am
Chopped down tree

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint about a newly killed tree in an alley off Clarendon Street in the South End: Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 3:52 pm
Trump graffiti on Day Boulevard in South Boston

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about a Trump supporter running around with a can of yellow paint, as demonstrated on Day Boulevard at M Street in South Boston.

Update: Either the city or DCR responded quickly.

By adamg - 8/13/20 - 9:50 am

Based on complaints pouring into Boston's 311 system, we are a city overrun by rats, giant ones, spilling out of holes, shrubs and people's toilets, roaming the streets like they own the joint. Case in point, a complaint from Athens Street in South Boston: Read more.

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