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By adamg - 5/29/22 - 12:45 pm

Boston 311 this morning is chock full of complaints from people living nowhere near Boston Calling about all the noise, noise, noise: Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 2:19 pm

ClearChannel hurls a billboard off the roof

The folks at Gamma Ray Digital on Braintree Street in Allston are getting pretty annoyed at how workers for billboard giant Clear Channel now remove billboard wraps there and hurl them off the roof of a five-story building onto the in-use parking lot below, especially since the building has a working freight elevator.

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By adamg - 5/16/22 - 5:58 pm

Guy Fieri set up one of his restaurants in the old Masonic Building on Tremont at Boylston, you know, the one with the signs warning you about hollow sidewalks and the large old Mason's Lodge logo done in tile that's been there for decades. Guy Fieri thinks his mug, and his need for workers, is more important, though, so he's wheat-pasted a garish help-wanted ad right over it.

What the mosaic used to look like.

By adamg - 4/4/22 - 1:49 pm
Trash at CVS on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

From one of the 311 complaints.

Over the past three weeks, a disgusted citizen has filed five separate 311 complaints about trash in the parking lot of the CVS on Centre Street at South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain. And the city has closed each complaint with a note that a ticket has been issued "for loose trash and debris."

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By adamg - 3/12/22 - 4:33 pm
Dumb sign allegedly advertises an urgent auction

An irate Back Bay resident filed a 311 complaint about the stupid signs that popped up everywhere yesterday, blue this time, unlike they yellow signs that popped up everywhere last fall: Read more.

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 - 11/11/21 - 9:49 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the errant bin and one resident's futile efforts to get the world's largest logistics company to retrive the stuff and deliver it to the right building.

By adamg - 8/20/21 - 4:17 pm

WGBH reports on the now ex-manager of Offsuit, a literal hole in the wall that you had to know the code to enter owned by the better known Troquet on South in the Leather District. The place is closed now, due to his alleged actions.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 11:34 am
Graffiti on plywood building on Porter Street in East Boston

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint about East Boston's Eternal Plywood building, which morphed from the Eternal Flapping Plastic Sheets building, at Porter and Orleans streets. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/21 - 9:20 am

WBUR reports on a financing issue that could affect some 400 South End residents living in apartments owned by the Tenants’ Development Corp.

By adamg - 4/12/21 - 10:15 am

Christmas Vacation Lights Scene HD SFW

A blinded-by-the-light citizen files a 311 complaint about the new floodlights at the newish residential building at 330 Rutherford Ave.: Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 12:51 pm

A group of East Boston residents have asked the city for a non-binding referendum this fall calling on Eversource to move a substation proposed for East Eagle Street on Chelsea Creek someplace else, like Logan Airport. Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 12:08 pm

Watertown News reports the Town Council is fed up with all those double poles - where a utility puts up a new pole then doesn't take down the old one next to it - and has told Eversource the company can forget about getting permits for any other work in town until it does something about them.

A Boston double pole that was finally taken down after several years.

By blues_lead - 11/24/20 - 9:14 pm
Google map of Downtown Boston with transit lines showing; the Blue and Orange lines are deflected from their actual alignments

Google maps is taking some creative liberties with the Blue and Orange lines today.

Are we now a city without a State?

By adamg - 10/24/20 - 12:02 pm

Mike Fedotowsky of Kensington Investment Co., which owns 28 Exeter St., apologizes for those stenciled chalk ads for the building that were sprayed on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall walkway yesterday, and says a crew is going up the mall today washing them away: Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/20 - 10:56 pm
Stenciled ad for 28 Exeter

Update: Building owner apologizes, sends crew out to wash the ads away.

Way to make an impression with the neighbors: Several disgusted citizens filed 311 complaints today about the gauche way 28 Exeter at Newbury advertised it has flats to rent - by spraying stenciled ads on the sidewalk of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. The building went up in 1979, so you'd think the owners would know how their ads would be received in the Back Bay.

By adamg - 10/17/20 - 11:45 am

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint from the Constitution Marina in Charlestown about the construction crews working on the new North Washington Street Bridge: Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/20 - 11:25 am
Expensive parking price in the Seaport: $14,235 for two hours

Gary, of Gary's Liquors in West Roxbury, ventured out of his leafy bubble last night and drove down to the Seaport to enjoy a meal at Lola 42. Two hours later, he walked over to the Fan Pier Garage, put his ticket into the machine and was informed he owed $14,235 - which he could pay in cash. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 2:42 pm
Bad mailings

Angry citizens are filing 311 complaints (like this one) about the fireworks mailings they're now getting from a New Hampshire fireworks dealer in this, the Year of the Fireworks, even though the offerings are, you know, technically illegal here.

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