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By adamg - 3/15/24 - 9:23 am

Boston firefighters responded shortly before 8:45 a.m. to 25-27 Forest St. in Roxbury for what turned into a two-alarm fire.

The department reports no injuries. Four residents and a bird were displaced, the department says.

By adamg - 1/29/24 - 4:58 pm

An annoyed citizen files a 311 complaint about the scorching steam on South Street near Kneeland Street - right across the street from the Vicinity Energy steam plant: Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/24 - 10:27 pm
A very bright billboard at Albany Street and Frontage Road

An annoyed citizen filed a 311 complaint tonight about the brighter than bright billboard at Albany Street and Frontage Road: Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/23 - 2:10 pm

A being-driven-mad citizen files a 311 complaint about the non-stop pinging or ringing, but definitely not singing on Mission Hill: Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/23 - 12:36 pm
Message confirming opt-out, followed by new ad text

Star said it would leave her alone, then didn't, based on her texts.

A woman who says she is fed up with the weekly messages Star Market sends her about sales and stuff yesterday sued the chain under a federal law that's requires marketers give consumers an actual way to opt out. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/23 - 6:05 pm

turkey in the straw (first version 1942)

An aggrieved citizen filed a 311 complaint this afternoon that there's only so much "Turkey in the Straw" one can stand:

Memorial Park East Boston. The ice cream truck has been playing his annoying song for 30 minutes.

By adamg - 7/27/23 - 11:04 am
Angry note on door of Codman Square post office demanding to know why it's shut again

The Codman Square post office (02124) was closed yesterday and, as Welcome to Dot shows us, it's closed again today and people who just want to pick up their mail or send a letter are getting annoyed.

A Postal Service spokesperson says: Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/23 - 11:15 am
Blinding light coming in windows from Rotary

A vexed citizen filed a 311 complaint about the blinding light that Rotary Liquors, at the rotary in South Boston, has added that would make a good topic for a song by the Weeknd or Manfred Mann and the Earth Band, depending on the citizen's age. Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/23 - 9:46 am
Large roadway hole covered by metal plate and traffic cones

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint about how National Grid covered a hole at Alford Street and Maffa Way in Charlestown:

What in the literal f is this? Get National Grid’s tacky ass over here to fix this pit

By adamg - 5/29/22 - 12:45 pm

Boston 311 this morning is chock full of complaints from people living nowhere near Boston Calling about all the noise, noise, noise: Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 2:19 pm

ClearChannel hurls a billboard off the roof

The folks at Gamma Ray Digital on Braintree Street in Allston are getting pretty annoyed at how workers for billboard giant Clear Channel now remove billboard wraps there and hurl them off the roof of a five-story building onto the in-use parking lot below, especially since the building has a working freight elevator.

Compare: Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 5:58 pm

Guy Fieri set up one of his restaurants in the old Masonic Building on Tremont at Boylston, you know, the one with the signs warning you about hollow sidewalks and the large old Mason's Lodge logo done in tile that's been there for decades. Guy Fieri thinks his mug, and his need for workers, is more important, though, so he's wheat-pasted a garish help-wanted ad right over it.

What the mosaic used to look like.

By adamg - 4/4/22 - 1:49 pm
Trash at CVS on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

From one of the 311 complaints.

Over the past three weeks, a disgusted citizen has filed five separate 311 complaints about trash in the parking lot of the CVS on Centre Street at South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain. And the city has closed each complaint with a note that a ticket has been issued "for loose trash and debris."

By adamg - 3/12/22 - 4:33 pm
Dumb sign allegedly advertises an urgent auction

An irate Back Bay resident filed a 311 complaint about the stupid signs that popped up everywhere yesterday, blue this time, unlike they yellow signs that popped up everywhere last fall: Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/22 - 10:56 am

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about annoying energy scammers on Melvin Avenue in Brighton:

Clean energy "salesman" harassing myself and neighbors. They are calling the intercom multiple times a day, demanding entry, demanding to see energy bill, sneaking in security door and knocking on people's doors.

By adamg - 11/11/21 - 9:49 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the errant bin and one resident's futile efforts to get the world's largest logistics company to retrive the stuff and deliver it to the right building.

By adamg - 8/20/21 - 4:17 pm

WGBH reports on the now ex-manager of Offsuit, a literal hole in the wall that you had to know the code to enter owned by the better known Troquet on South in the Leather District. The place is closed now, due to his alleged actions.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 11:34 am
Graffiti on plywood building on Porter Street in East Boston

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint about East Boston's Eternal Plywood building, which morphed from the Eternal Flapping Plastic Sheets building, at Porter and Orleans streets. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/21 - 9:20 am

WBUR reports on a financing issue that could affect some 400 South End residents living in apartments owned by the Tenants’ Development Corp.

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