Please look at these disgusting sanitary conditions on Cooper Street. Theses photos were taken on March 30, 2013 in front of 17 and 19 Cooper Street. This is not the first instance for these two buildings. I have repeatedly observed food and bottles (meat, vegetables and fruit) being thrown out in paper bags in front of these buildings. I have had it with these two buildings. They need to be cited. I have also included additional photos taken of the gutter in front of 17 and 19 Cooper Street. Intolerable!!!!!!!!
Early this morning, I observed a rat eating something and as I approached the rat, saw that he was eating a roasted chicken disposed of in front of 19 Cooper Street. I scared the rat away and went home and got some rubber gloves and put the chicken back in it’s plastic container. As you can see from the photo, I put the chicken back into it’s plastic container. As I was doing so, several young people exited from 19 Cooper Street and looked at me as if I was crazy because of what I was doing, they shrugged their shoulders, looked down at me while I was bent over attempting to mitigate this disgusting sanitary situation and walked away. It is almost hopeless if we don’t educate the young folks on the seriousness of this and the many other issues we are faced with today in our neighborhood. Why can’t we have Inspectional Services doing a walk thru on the weekends for these kind of sanitary violations?
Please, also observe the filthy street conditions. Do we really have to live with these unsanitary street conditions for months on end? Isn’t there something we can do? I understand that during the winter months it is impossible to do mechanical street sweeping, but whatever happened to the person who use to clean when mechanical sweeping was not being done? The last person who did this cleaning was our own Bobby and he retired many years ago. We all know that this is a complex problem but we need to find a solution to these unsanitary conditions. For heaven sakes this is 2013!!!!!!! Many years ago when our neighborhood was considered one of the poorest in the city, we had cleaner streets, now it is one of the most affluent and it is the dirtiest! Somebody please, help, help!!!!
[Ed: This letter was sent by its author to local elected officials at Boston’s City Hall and Public Works.]