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Citizen complaint of the day: Boarded-up East Boston eyesore now dropping boards on cars below

A distressed citizen files a 311 complaint about the boarded-up monstrosity at Orleans and Porter streets, which was partially disassembled for a hotel that never got built, then boarded up by the new owners who say they'll be turning it into a hotel, but for reals this time:

Building boards are falling out of the third floor window onto cars. People use sidewalk below. Someone is going to get killed. Car below is already damaged.

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I think you mean Porter St :-)

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Jealous of the expansionist policies of its wealthier and more powerful neighbor, Harvard Square, Porter Square develops imperial pretensions of its own, and lays claim to a vast expanse extending all the way to East Boston. Meanwhile, Sullivan Square is brooding, and laying its plans.

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Yes, Porter Street! Fixed.

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If you’re a car, you’ve got to understand, boards are going to hit you.

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What an absolute disgrace this building is.

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Shouldn't this have been a 911 call?

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At this stage, I would think it's an issue for Inspectional Services, which I am pretty sure does not fall under the auspices of 911, but if a wall collapsed, emergency services would be there quick enough, making it a 911 call.

At the end of the day, I'm sure that the 911 folk wouldn't think it was a waste to call them, but they might give the caller the ISD number. Just a theory.

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If things are falling out of a building into the sidewalk and street, where people and cars are, I'd call 911 immediately.

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That's why you want ISD there ASAP, so you won't need the Fire Department down the road.

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