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By adamg - 11/21/21 - 3:54 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/20/21 - 11:10 am

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.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 10:01 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/14/21 - 11:51 pm

The Model Cafe in Allston reports that for the past few weekends, somebody's been going into the restrooms and ripping the soap and towel dispensers and other things off the walls and hiding them above the ceiling tiles. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/21 - 12:48 pm

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.

By adamg - 10/26/21 - 10:13 am

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.

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 - 9/10/21 - 11:30 pm
9/11 truthers over the Massachusetts Turnpike in Newton

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.

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 - 8/16/21 - 9:05 am

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.

By adamg - 7/27/21 - 8:44 pm
Photos atop the Boston Harbor Hotel

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.

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 - 6/26/21 - 10:34 am

Cambridge Day reports on a bit of uproar surrounding Radcliffe Quadrangle: Nearby residents had long used the space as an unofficial dog park, but when a Harvard student started chasing dogs with a large stick last month, the university responded by banning unleashed dogs. Cambridge Day reports that when one dog owner confronted the H-Man and threatened to call police, he responded by calling his house dean.

By adamg - 6/1/21 - 1:44 pm

Seems some guy not only brought a Confederate flag to Natick's Memorial Day service (held at a monument to the town's Civil War soldiers on the town common), he "moved to the front of the crowd" to make sure everybody got a good view of just what a loser he was.

By adamg - 5/23/21 - 8:51 pm

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint to demand the city do something about all these women wearing swimsuits to M Street Beach in South Boston: Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/21 - 8:05 pm

Two days after somebody complained about bongo drums in Roslindale, a weary citizen files a 311 complaint about unceasing drum circles at Herter Park along the Charles River in Allston: Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 9:15 am

A sleep-deprived citizen filed a 311 complaint at 3:33 a.m. about the situation in the section of the Arboretum behind Washington Street in Roslindale near Forest Hills: Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 11:42 am

This past Friday and Saturday nights, Boston Police assigned extra officers to patrol the area of American Legion Highway and Walk Hill Street to break up any nascent street parties and, residents report, it worked. But no extra officers on overtime Saturday night into Sunday morning meant nobody stationed there and the result was a loud party that lasted well into the morning, residents say. Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/21 - 2:29 pm

Over the last few days, concerned citizens have filed 311 complaints about fireworks at Castle Island in South Boston, Charlestown High (where they burned the turf) and the Bremen Street Park and the McKay School area in East Boston. Read more.

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