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By adamg - 2/23/22 - 9:35 am
Nice framing on trash on Day Street in Jamaica Plain

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report on this impromptu exhibit on Day Street in Jamaica Plain yesterday. Alas for folks intrigued by its statement on life in a pandemic, with its subtle reference to the Spanish Flu of a century ago, the city has marked this "Resolved: All Set," although one supposes you could now create an NFT linked to the image and make millions.

By adamg - 2/22/22 - 12:28 pm
Box of abandoned peaches on Hereford Street

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report this morning about a box of peaches just sitting there on Hereford Street, between Newbury and Comm. Ave. The city has marked the complaint "closed," adding, "Resolved. Fruit picked up." No word if Public Works will be making some peach cobbler now.

By adamg - 2/21/22 - 10:56 am

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about annoying energy scammers on Melvin Avenue in Brighton:

Clean energy "salesman" harassing myself and neighbors. They are calling the intercom multiple times a day, demanding entry, demanding to see energy bill, sneaking in security door and knocking on people's doors.

By adamg - 2/10/22 - 9:39 am
Sign and dogs

A concerned citizen files a 311 report about a knocked-down sign pole on Cornwall Street in Jamaica Plain and as long as he or she is doing that, invites 311 to look at "two very good dogs."

By adamg - 2/4/22 - 11:11 am
Pressure cooker space saver

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report this morning about how somebody on N Street in South Boston decided to use a pressure cooker as a space saver:

Probably not the best idea given Boston's history with this type of device. Please pick up the pressure cooker.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 10:28 pm
Space saver on Beacon Hill

A concerned nob filed a 311 complaint yesterday about this simply ghastly space saver at Spruce Street and Spruce Court on Beacon Hill:

Please remove, this isn't Southie

By adamg - 1/30/22 - 10:34 am
White space saver on white snow in the South End

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint about a craftily camouflaged space saver on Union Park Street in the South End, where space savers are never allowed.

By adamg - 1/24/22 - 1:39 pm
Downtown turkey

A citizen filed a 311 report this afternoon that consists of a picture of a round turkey at State and Kilby streets and a single word, "turkey," in case people at 311 can't tell what they're looking at, so we're not really sure if this is a complaint, admiration or what, let alone what they want the city to do about it, or if they had to suddenly hit the Submit button before they could add more because the turkey suddenly began rolling at them like a bowling ball that really wants a strike.

By adamg - 1/15/22 - 5:14 pm
tree lined with panties

Panty-lined tree.

On April 9 of last year, a puzzled citizen filed a 311 report about a tree outside 112 South St. in the Leather District that had been laced with panties. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/22 - 4:40 pm

Update: The frat brothers have taken their giant snow penis down.

A concerned citizen recovers from the smelling salts and files a 311 complaint about the giant male genitals the brothers of MIT's Theta Tau fraternity erected outside their frat house at 526 Beacon St., near Charlesgate, today. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/21 - 10:00 pm

An alarmed South Boston citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about the Moakley Park coyote's new and more aggressive behavior: Read more.

By adamg - 12/25/21 - 1:45 pm
A lot of birds in trees in East Boston

An alarmed citizen filed a 311 complaint about the herds of birds now congregating along Jeffries Street in East Boston: Read more.

By adamg - 12/24/21 - 8:58 am

The Globe reports the dregs of the suburban earth have discovered Boston has a 311 system and so are taking a break from making death threats against Rachael Rollins to typing racist and misogynist "reports" about the mayor as fast as their stubby little fingers can race across their spittle-flecked keyboards - when they're not calling the number to yell at call takers. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 11:50 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about graffiti reading "BLUNCH" on some city big-belly trash cans on Corinth Street in Roslindale: Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/21 - 11:41 am

A not-at-all-sleep-deprived citizen filed a 311 complaint at 4:59 a.m. on Monday to report "overflowing trash and black dildos" at 31 St. Lukes Rd. off Comm. Ave. in Allston. Submitted as evidence was a blurry photo of same (ed note: Which appears to show two of them). Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/21 - 2:18 pm
Graffiti showing either an angry owl or boobs, depending on how you see them

An irate citizen filed a 311 complaint about the graffiti atop 249 Harrison Ave. in Chinatown - and not just because it showed up after earlier graffiti was cleaned up:

And the highest image of boobs has to be removed - every building facing that direction sees it.

By adamg - 12/4/21 - 4:40 pm

Thursday was Shaloh House's annual Chanukhah Hummer Parade, in which the Brighton Chabad center throws a party that includes a ride for kids around Boston in Hummer limos with large menorahs mounted on the roofs.

This year, one particularly put out citizen on Beacon Hill filed a 311 report about what he or she found to be a simply ghastly display: Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/21 - 11:28 am

The never ending war between people with dogs and people without dogs at South Boston's Medal of Honor Park continues to explode in the annals of Boston 311, where workers have now pulled the communal complaint car over and are snarling at the back seat that if you don't cut it out right now, 311 will come back there and bend you like Peter Bent Brigham so help you God. Or words to that effect. Read more

By adamg - 11/25/21 - 10:03 pm
Trash in the North End

North End still life.

One outraged citizen pounds out a 311 complaint about conditions in the North End today: Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/21 - 3:54 pm

Although 311 has become the preferred medium for South Boston old-timers to complain about latte-sipping arrivistes, East Boston lifers prefer the old ways: Markers on cement. A disgusted citizen in turn files a 311 complaint about the magic-marker yuppie hatred at LoPresti Park:

Such lovely humans that ruin a gorgeous area for all.

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