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By adamg - 2/15/20 - 2:42 pm
Stars of David on Shawmut Avenue doors

From 311 this morning comes two reports of yellow Stars of David being spraypainted on front doors of residences on Shawmut Avenue between West Newton and West Concord streets.

I don't think there are non-nefarious reasons to spray stars of David...

By adamg - 12/29/19 - 4:31 pm
Long poem written on the side of a Back Bay building

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about this long message scribbled on the side of a building at the corner of Gloucester Street and Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 4:52 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Brighton man they say they caught red-handed, well, green- and white-handed, after having just finished spraying graffiti in those colors on five cars parked on Bishop Allen Drive around 1:30 Monday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/19 - 2:12 pm
Anti-Semitic graffiti at Fort Revere

Enthusiastic anti-Semites just kept going with the Ks. Photos via Hull PD.

Graffiti at Fort Revere in Hull is nothing new. But Hull Police report the virulent anti-Semitic and racist graffiti at the old fort is different: Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/19 - 10:42 pm
Graffiti on the Chilton Club in the Back Bay

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about fresh graffiti today on the top floors of the Chilton Club on Commonwealth Avenue at Dartmouth Street.

Compare to the graffiti at the Hynes T stop for which a JP man was charged yesterday (note in particular the small 's' on the third letter-like thing).

By adamg - 7/16/19 - 1:52 pm
Graffiti

What's green and white and indecipherable all over?

Royce

Transit Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man on charges he was caught red-handed spraying green and white graffiti on a wall at the Hynes Green Line stop last night.

Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/19 - 3:53 pm
Sacred Heart Parish in East Boston vandalized by somebody familiar with QAnon

An East Boston resident walking to the T this morning noticed somebody had thrown a rock through one of the stained-glass windows at Sacred Heart Parish on Brooks Street. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 11:19 am
Stenciled on the sidewalk in Central Square: It won't be like this all the time

A roving UHub photographer reports somebody's been stenciling this message on sidewalks all over Central Square in Cambridge, adds:

I don’t know who, but they’re so awesome and I wish I could thank the artist!

By adamg - 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 adamg - 3/9/19 - 9:39 pm
William Ellery Channing all tagged up on Arlington Street in the Back Bay

Fresh tagging on William Ellery Channing on Arlington at Boylston. Photo by Gvoysey.

Boston Police report arresting a man with a spray-paint can of blue paint on charges he tagged up at least two Back Bay locations early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/19 - 10:00 pm
Class Warfare suspect on Beacon Hill

State Police say they have plenty of images of the guy who's been tagging up the State House and other Beacon Hill buildings with the phrase "class warfare," interspersed with Xs and the word "sick" - now they have to find him.

State Police ask that if you recognize the guy in the photos they released, contact Trooper Timothy Burns at 617-740-7812.

By adamg - 2/23/19 - 2:11 pm
Paperboy and I Heart Boston on

Jason spotted these near Jordan Hall today.

By adamg - 1/5/19 - 11:37 am
Pro Era logo

The defaced stop sign. Photo by Burlington PD.

Burlington Police thought they were dealing with a local Nazi when they found a sort of swastika like symbols spray painted on the Pine Glen Elementary School and on a nearby stop sign Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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.

By adamg - 11/29/18 - 2:48 pm
Vivant Vintage mural before defacement

Mural before it was defaced.

Just three months ago, artist Hiero Vega finished this mural on the side of his brother's Vivant Vintage clothing store on Lincoln Street in Allston. Sometime this week, somebody who has yet to master the art of writing, let alone a sense of shame, defaced it. People who admire the work are raising funds to pay for Vega's travel up from Florida and the cost of the new paint so he can repair the damage.

By adamg - 10/21/18 - 3:59 pm
Hillary is the greatest, graffiti at Milllennium Park

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about the graffiti at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, is silent about the unleashed dog right behind it. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/18 - 10:08 pm
Defaced Charlesgate taggers

The Esplanade Association reports that sometime late last night or earlier this morning somebody spray painted over " Patterned Behavior," a series of three murals painted last year by Silvia Lopez Chavez on three supports and a wall under the Bowker Overpass. Read more.

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

A judge last week ordered serial T defacer Marc Meadowcroft to six months in jail for getting arrested for graffiti after promising in 2015 he'd never take up a marker on MBTA property following his arrest for blasting his tag all over two historic trolleys at Boylston., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/18 - 1:30 pm

A Mattapan man faces six counts of felony graffiti after, police say, an officer out specifically to look for taggers spotted him standing next to one of those green postal "relay" boxes in the South End with a white marker in his hand. Read more.

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