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Citizen complaint of the day: He gets a pain every time he looks up at one Fenway intersection

Old Symphony 8 sign

An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint about the sign advertising a restaurant below it that recently re-opened after being shut for years, only with a new name:

This sign for a long closed retiring is a blight on the area - it can't be legal to just leave it there? Please initiate removal

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I bet this person really hates the Citgo sign.

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The sign like actually looks pretty cool on the building.

What restaurant sign would this person prefer? "Weenie Hut Jr.'s?"

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No sign, if signs aren't allowed according to zoning.

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who filed this 311 complaint was unsure of the legality of this sign.

They wouldn't last a minute inside the Salty Spitoon, I tell you what.

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just out of view, to the left.

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Something just rubs me the wrong way about "blight on the area"...and the pettyness of calling 311 for this.

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Seems like a perfectly appropriate venue for this kind of complaint, as opposed to, say, calling 911.

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(Boston) 311 is "not an appropriate venue" for this kind of complaint.

I'm complaining about this complaint.

Heck, 311 is also an appropriate venue for surprisingly good covers of songs by the Cure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egX9ZDaIrkU

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How long has the Scotch n Sirloin sign been up after it closed down? That must be a record!

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On one hand this person has a point. It's a temporary banner which the landlord should've removed long ago, not an affixed sign that would require a petition and review process via BPDA. This is nothing more than a free sign they got from the beer distributor to probably put up there in conjunction with one of Boston's high holy drinking days.

On the other hand, I'm hoping there's a painted sign for Tiger Lily underneath and that will motivate Mr. Bacon to do some additional work on his long-term project on Westland.

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Stella Artois is a pretty gross beer. Can't they advertise something more suitable for my palate?

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I wonder how this person feels about the Scotch 'n Sirloin sign.

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this is a legitimate complaint

the place is been out of business for years

just take down the damn sign

its ugly

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is the crux of this 311 complaint then Mayor Walsh ought to resign for those ugly ass cargo shorts he loves wearing.

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Shall we consider the atrocity that we call "City Hall" in this town?

Yyyeeeecccchhhh!!!

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grayer, uglier, and more damaging to Boston's image than the City Hall building is Albert "Dapper" O'Neil's balls.

(I actually like the Brutalist City Hall building but I like insulting Crapper O'Neil even more.)

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In the North End?

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I’ll take it down. Magoo.

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I would have expected more from you, Magoo.

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Oh Magoo you've don it again.

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But at first I thought it was on top of the pole, which did bother me.

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