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By adamg - 11/21/19 - 3:04 pm

About 24 hours after E-5 Capt. Darrin Greeley announced he was organizing a crackdown on people who speed through Centre Street intersections without stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks, a concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the conditions outside E-5: Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/19 - 7:53 pm
Two flues in Jamaica Plain

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report about these two chimney flues that appeared at the intersection of McBride and Call streets in Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 11/1/19 - 9:34 am

A citizen irate about excessive hedging files a 311 complaint about a hedge run amok on Beech Street in Roslindale: Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/19 - 9:48 am
People on trees in the Public Garden

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint:

Walking through public garden observed many people climbing and jumping on tree branches

By adamg - 10/27/19 - 1:19 pm

A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about an influx of parkers on Brighton Street just past Sullivan Square in Charlestown: Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/19 - 12:15 pm
Destroyed mums in Jamaica Plain

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about the destruction of mums that had been planted outside the MSPCA at South Huntington Avenue and Perkins Street.

By adamg - 10/25/19 - 11:31 am
Methadone Mile as a landmark

An outraged citizen discovers that "Methadone Mile" is now a searchable "landmark" on some mapping services and files a 311 complaint to get that changed: Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/19 - 11:18 am
Dogs on playground

An irked citizen files a 311 complaint about conditions in Sweeney Park in South Boston: Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 11:59 am

A concerned citizen notes the impending centralization of Uber/Lyft pickups and drop offs at Logan Airport and poses a question via 311 to BTD: Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/19 - 10:10 am
A sign that asks dog owners to keep their pets from pissing in somebody's Beacon Hill yard

One aghast Beacon Hill citizen put this sign in his or her Revere Street window to try to get dog owners to keep their pets away from the flowers. But the sign made another Beacon Hill citizen aghast enough to file a 311 complaint about the language used on the sign: Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 10:51 am
Ripped-open boxes

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint about a ticket:

Our wedding registry packages were stolen from our doorstep, the gifts removed, and empty boxes left torn open up the street. We were then given a ticket ($25 for "improper storage trash, res"). Would like to report the theft and dispute the ticket. Thank you!

By adamg - 10/15/19 - 10:21 am

An annoyed citizen filed a 311 report this morning about a "horrific fan" noise reverberating through the Back Bay, possibly from a busted roof fan at a particular building on St. Botolph Street.

Another annoyed citizen posted some audio last nigh of what sounded like "a massive tea kettle going off:" Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 2:32 pm
Raccoon in the South End

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about a raccoon that is probably up to no good in the alley behind Yarmouth Street in the South End.

At least it's not a sewer pander.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 8:36 am
Sign too short in Brighton

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about this sign on Faneuil Street in Brighton:

Not damaged ...JUST DANGEROUS! Bike lane sign is Dangerously SHORT!! Someone is going to lose an eye or their head!! West bound side of Faneuil!!

By adamg - 9/19/19 - 8:38 am

An upset citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning after finding a locked parking lot at Ryan Playground on River Street in Mattapan - near where a woman was attacked on Tuesday:

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 9:01 am

The new Eliot School building on Commercial Street opened to students yesterday. This morning, several concerned citizens filed 311 complaints, including this one, about the problems kids are having crossing what could be the North End's busiest, widest street, just off what could be its busiest, widest intersection:

No crossing guard for Eliot school on commercial street. Traffic is treacherous. Drivers are crazy. Someone's going to get hurt.

By adamg - 9/1/19 - 8:29 am
Couch

As you might expect, 311 complaints this weekend are focusing on move-in/move-out detritus in Boston's student-heavy wards (and South Boston). One brave concerned citizen risked his camera's sensor to file a 311 complaint about a couch at Charlesview and Newton streets in Brighton - that it was on the street, not that somebody actually once paid money for it.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 10:37 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the slippery conditions on Greenwich Park in the South End: Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/19 - 9:38 pm
Smelly truck

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.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 10:52 am

In a series of 311 complaints, a Jamaica Pond resident tells the story of the old desk he or she no longer wanted but which required far more work than expected to have city trash collectors take it away.

The Pondview Avenue resident disassembled the desk, took it outside on Tuesday - and then was put out to come home and find the thing still on the curb and so filed the first of several reports: Read more.

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