Angry citizens are filing 311 complaints (like this one) about the fireworks mailings they're now getting from a New Hampshire fireworks dealer in this, the Year of the Fireworks, even though the offerings are, you know, technically illegal here.
Leo Buk Lhu owns a bit of the waterfront on Commercial Wharf in the North End. Adam Balsam collected the 70 complaints that have been filed through 311 since 2017 about the way the sidewalk there is never shoveled after snowstorms and used them to create a mosaic of Lhu: Read more.
Former Boston City Councilor Mike Ross and wife Karolina Chorvath have been livetweeting over they way they saw a JetBlue attendant has hounded them and their 15-pound shayna punim of a dog on a flight to, well, they haven't said, but that's not what's important right now.
One of the legions of prescriptivist spelling nerds who have long harshly (if normally quietly) judged Planet Fitness for their "judgement free" zone finally couldn't take it anymore and took pen to health-club ad on the Red Line - only to be countered by one of the legions of descriptivist gadabouts who tells him to chill, as Michael, who appreciates "some good old fashioned pedantry," shows us.
John Godfrey reports he and other Forest Hills residents are struggling to understand how a planned Neversource repair outage that was supposed to end by morning, then by 6 p.m.. is now scheduled to end at midnight - 21 hours after it started.
City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain/West Roxbury) says he shares residents' "frustration with the lack of communication throughout the day," but says that long term, the work will mean fewer problems in the future.
As you may recall, this past weekend was officially a tax-free weekend in Massachusetts. So Kilonum was surprised when he paid for and downloaded a game on the Steam game platform and got charged Massachusetts sales tax - surprised enough that he wrote the company. And the company wrote back with a list of products for which products still had to have tax levied on them. Read more.
Several nose-holding citizens (or maybe just one particularly incensed citizen) filed 311 complaints yesterday and today about a stench-creating garbage truck that's been just sitting on North Street over the weekend: Read more.
At least the Clydesales would be cute: Courtney Feeley Karp spotted this Bud truck this morning parked against traffic on Washington Street, and blocking traffic from leaving Kittredge Street, in Roslindale, where the road is just one lane in each direction.
David Gaffin and Christian Lopez say text messages they got from New England Fat Loss 2, Inc., of Longmeadow violate the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act and so the company should be made to pay. Read more.
Researchers from Northeastern, the MIT Media Lab and Chelsea's GreenRoots worked with local teens from along Chelsea Creek to graphically illustrate ongoing chemical discharges into the river, which basically serves as a funnel for most of the Boston area's heating oil, jet fuel and road salt.