Annoying companies

By - 10/15/18 - 11:08 am
Black plastic left behind in Blackstone Square fountain

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about the rubber sheeting a film crew (part of Marky Mark's Spenser funky bunch?) left behind Friday night in the Blackstone Square fountain. Also, they tore up the grass.

By - 9/6/18 - 11:53 am
Pod in Cambridge

Stephen M reports the sudden appearance of one of those Pod storage things smack in the middle of a bike lane on Cambridge Street near Dana Street early this morning.

The company replies it will send out a crew to remove the errant box today.

By - 8/22/18 - 10:52 am
Lagrange Street eyesore

A concerned citizen notifies 311 about the decaying former asthma-inhaler plant on Lagrange Street in West Roxbury: Read more.

By - 8/3/18 - 10:17 am

EastieStrong wonders if anybody else is getting phone calls from numbers in Russia these days; she reports a friend got a call from the same number as seen above.

By - 7/27/18 - 9:46 pm
Condo 4 Sale on Marginal Street

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about this "illegal graffiti" at 290 Marginal St. in East Boston.

Somebody spray painted street

By - 7/6/18 - 11:47 am
Two rental bikes that don't belong in South Boston

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about all the green-and-yellow rental bikes dumped along the beach in South Boston: Read more.

By - 5/26/18 - 10:11 am

WBUR reports on Dr. Steve Schlozman's campaign to get CVS to change its hold music.

By - 5/23/18 - 10:38 pm

Seems ESPN has a contract with some company to fly a plane over the Garden to show what the building looks like when the Celtics are playing. And the plane just keeps flying in circles over the North End, over and over and over and over and over again, and people are beginning to get sick of it.

By - 5/15/18 - 8:14 am
Stuff dumped on Meadow Road in Hyde Park

Quincy's Mom drove down Meadow Road and was amazed/appalled at how much trash has been dumped along it. Read more.

By - 4/18/18 - 8:06 am
Ugly Houses signs on Hyde Park Avenue

Dave Vittorini is a bit put out by all the Ugly Houses signs that recently sprung up in Hyde Park, including this cluster of three on Hyde Park Avenue: Read more.

By - 4/3/18 - 1:41 pm

Residents of buildings in the Back Bay and Fort Point say they realize they live in the city and that means a certain level of sound - that's why they've bought white-noise machines. But the devices have proved no match for a nine-piece band in one case, and throbbing bass in another, the residents told city licensing head Christine Pulgini today. Read more.

By - 2/11/18 - 8:33 pm
Honoring Red Auerbach for his role in hiring black players for Black History Month

As the Celtics were retiring Paul Pierce's number, Boston Police were tweeting out an honor to Red Auerbach for his role in hiring blacks for the Celtics. The department took the tweet down not long after, when people began questioning it, but, of course nothing ever really dies on the Internet.

By - 2/2/18 - 9:07 am

The Patriot Ledger reports the contraception-hating craft chain is planning its first Boston-area store, in Braintree.

Competitor Michael's has several stores in the Braintree area.

By - 11/17/17 - 12:08 pm

A heads up to those on Verizon regular telephone or DSL service. Verizon will decommission copper wire service in Massachusetts starting in 2018.

The web address below explains what will happen. PDF documents for Massachusetts are linked. Read more.

By - 11/3/17 - 9:15 am
Dump truck ensnared in power and cable lines in Hyde Park

Rick Macomber shows us the scene on Truman Parkway at Dana Avenue in Hyde Park around 4:50 a.m., after a dump truck unloading asphalt for the Truman repaving project took down power, phone and cable lines. Read more.

By - 10/26/17 - 9:33 am

WBZ reports that Mass Save - an energy-conservation consortium funded by a surcharge on your electric bill - isn't always giving consumers the rebates they were promised on newer, energy-saving heating equipment, at least not until a reporter from a TV station calls it up.

By - 10/21/17 - 4:52 pm

Walking up the street today I missed the view of the old Handbook building to only see this new cell tower!. I guess if you live the Back Bay you are the only ones allowed to chime in on this stuff.

By - 10/15/17 - 9:24 am

The BU News Service reports that people living in Cambridge across the river from the Harvard land where Boston Calling now takes place are not in a happy place.

By - 8/31/17 - 9:03 am
Samsung ad implies phone thieves are all from Mattapan

Bos IT Guy was among the people wondering what Samsung was thinking with these ads that went up in South Station yesterday.

Or as Tory Bullock puts it: Read more.

By - 8/24/17 - 8:14 pm

A pissed off citizen files a complaint that Comcast has plastered every last square inch of vertical surface in Cleveland Circle with ads:

Comcast has posted flyers on trees, electrical boxes, my door, the cars. We get it. Comcast sells cable. This has to be littering. I asked them to stop and they told me to "duck" off. The rule is "post no bills".