The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's Public Service Committee says the neighborhood needs more trash receptacle along Centre Street and the north side of Jamaica Pond because of slobs who can't hold onto their trash until they find one or get home, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.
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A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about the city courts on South Street in Jamaica Plain: Read more.
Seth Mnookin expresses his outrage about what happened at the Sox game this afternoon:
Hey, adult white male w/blue baseball cap & goatee in row 5 section 17 of Fenway at today’s Red Sox game: it’s an all-time dick move to take the foul ball that hit my wife in the face instead of letting my kid have it. (I’m not at the game.)
MBTA finally gets pissed off enough about the stench of urine-drenched elevators to try something new
The Herald reports the T will try installing urine-detecting sensors in station elevators that will summon a cleaning crew on the double to clean the offending liquid - which not only can smell but but which can damage an elevator.
Citizen complaint of the day: JP needs to be protected from marauding hordes of golf fans crossing over from Brookline in a couple weeks
An increasingly concerned citizen files a 311 report urging Boston to do something now to protect Moss Hillers, pondsiders and other Jamaica Plain residents from an impending flood of US Open fans seeking free parking over the line from the Country Club in Brookline June 16-19: Read more.
A vexed North End citizen files a 311 complaint about all the bleepity-bleep beeping on Salem Street: Read more.
With some North End restaurant owners joining dwindling numbers of screaming anti-vaxxers, BPD says it's getting ready to enforce city noise ordinance
With West Roxbury Municipal Court on alert, BPD will be monitoring sound levels outside Mayor Wu's Roslindale house when she leaves for work this week to ensure that if protesters keep showing up to call her names, they do it at low volume. Read more.
Although 311 has become the preferred medium for South Boston old-timers to complain about latte-sipping arrivistes, East Boston lifers prefer the old ways: Markers on cement. A disgusted citizen in turn files a 311 complaint about the magic-marker yuppie hatred at LoPresti Park:
Such lovely humans that ruin a gorgeous area for all.
Earlier today I'd linked to a Patch article about moms (plural) in Dedham getting outraged about the way a local ice-cream shop was giving ice-cream cones to kids who'd gotten vaccinated against Covid-19. Turns out it was one anti-vaxxer woman. So you should still go to Ron's if you need an ice-cream cone, and if you like the idea of helping encourage kids to get shots, you should still donate to Cones Against Covid but not because Dedham is full of pro-Covid moms.
Anti-masker throws silverware at other diners in a Wellesley restaurant after they refuse to take their masks off
The Swellesley Report chronicles a pair of arrests at a normally genteel restaurant in the normally genteel town: A couple who find the sight of masks disturbing while they eat asked people at another table to take their off. Those people refused, words were exchanged, other tables got involved and before police arrived the woman was hurling silverware and the man was threatening to beat up other patrons. Police then gave the couple a tour of their booking desk.
Seem tourists from far away are having trouble with the concept of Boston, at least based on incidents at Democracy Brewing downtown and Table Boston in the North End. Read more.
Hugmajesty reports that this morning, a white supremacist was on Beacon Street at Dean Road harassing people - yelling "Heil Hitler" and making white-power symbols at people walking by.
She adds he was a skinny guy, maybe in his 30s, wearing a MAGA hat.
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.
Claire Sadar reports 9/11 truthers held banners over the turnpike at two locations in the Newton/Watertown area and bollixed traffic in Newton Corner during rush hour by deciding to hand out literature to motorists there about how jet fuel can't melt steel or something.
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.
Jay Hajj at Mike's City Diner on Washington Street in the South End reports he had to call 911 twice in one day due to "unruly and insulting customer behavior" and asks people to remember everybody's doing the best they can and to take a deep breath before deciding to lash out at somebody over a breakfast order.
A roving UHub photographer watched as a couple of possible 'grammers got themselves up to the top of the Boston Harbor Hotel today and took some pictures, then got themselves down without plunging to the ground: Read more.
Citizen complaint of the day: People who went up to New Hampshire didn't all blow their wads on July 4
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
So which group of Boston-area high schoolers decided to be maskless assholes and get a flight to the Bahamas canceled?
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