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.
Boston.com reports that TD Bank has apologized for, and taken down, a street ad that makes it sound like if your debit card has been stolen, it's probably in Dorchester. The wording's very similar to that on Samsung ads a couple years ago that implied stolen phones all wind up in Mattapan.
Boston Globe Direct marketing is all over my neighborhood! Opting out does not stop the delivery. Also, their plastic bags are just as bad or worse as plastic shopping bags, which Boston already banned!
Anyhoo, this is free to anyone who enjoys self-flagellation, being annoyed, someone into sadomasochism, my enemies, or someone who is handy and has the talent to fix things like this without too much effort.