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What’s The 311? Trash, Bikes, and Homeless

Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov.

Abandoned Bicycles at Salem St. & Prince St.

This 311 user says, “2 bikes have been attached to gate at electric power plant, they’ve been there like this for several months now.”

The original 311 post can be found here. The post was submitted and opened on Sunday, July 5, 2020 and remains open as of Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Trash on N. Margin St.

This 311 user writes, “33 North Margin Street. North End. Disgusting.”

The original 311 post can be found here. The post was submitted and opened on Friday, July 3, 2020 and closed on Sunday, July 5 with the note, “Case Resolved. Ticket issued.”

Homeless Individual on Hanover St.

This 311 user writes, “Homeless and drunk panhandling in the north end. Yelling at people. Let’s move it out of here please!!! In front of 7-11 on Hanover street in the North End!!!”

The original 311 post can be found here. The post was submitted and opened on Thursday, July 2, 2020 and remains open as of Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Remember, to report a claim with 311, you can call 311, go to the 311 websitetweet at 311, or download the app. What do you think about these 311 cases? Follow our “What’s The 311?” tag to see past week’s postings!

11 Replies to “What’s The 311? Trash, Bikes, and Homeless

  1. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s that same homeless veteran guy with the gray hair that’s always wondering around and causing chaos, just like in the police blotter.

    1. I don’t know , the boys in blue took someone in on a think it’s a section 35 a week before this incident. So either way I can just hopefully he’s off the streets.I can just imagine a tourist family encountering this whack job.

      1. Michael D I’m sure it was someone else probably, but I bet you the other but that’s always popping around will make headlines on here again. I respect that he served our country like every vet and active men and women but he needs help it’s obviously PDST from the war. Maybe there’s a ounce of niceness side to him idk. I’m sure they would’ve been a picture of him if it was.

          1. I didn’t know it then, but I probably had it. I was on edge and easily angered for awhile. Used the GI bill to get me out of this. There was this one course called the History of War. It was outside my major, but it was like a therapy group for vets. But the reality is, the long term affects are over shadowed by current events. This guy has bigger physical issue. Might be a vet, but looking at the guy’s age, it might been Grenada.

            1. T, I watched the channel 7 news today at noon. They reported a story about a man who assaulted a female jogger at the Esplanade Wed. at 9 AM. Fortunately some bystanders came to the woman’s aid. The perpetrator was a 40 year old guy who was clearly ” disturbed” The video shows him being combative and screaming at the 4 or 5 State Troopers who had to restrain him. Over the last decade or so the state has closed quite a few mental hospitals and facilities and this is the result you get.People walking the streets and a number of them are dangerous. But their is little or no treatment because of the cuts to mental health.

  2. CM , your probably right about PTSD because it affects so many people who have served their country. In the old days the term that was used was “shellshocked” I worked in mental health for close to 20 years and what this guy presents Is usually someone who is prescribed psych meds and refuse to take them. Those people exhibit audio and or visual hallucinations. Regardless he needs help.

    1. Michael D I hear the word shellshocked usually. It also has seems like most of his incidents have been with woman, not uncommon with weirdos . Idk it seems like with this homeless man as a guy the odds are low to have a encunter (no sexism here just wondering) He has his nice moments doesn’t seem like it’s with the ladies after these reports.

  3. CM , if he has issues with females that’s even more concerning. Plus the homeless are at high risk with the COVOID 19 virus . Pardon the pun but I would avoid him like the plague. I don’t understand how he is still roaming around the NE the guy obviously needs help.

    1. Michael D Saddening ladies are usally the ones harrased by idiots like him so when i saw the reports of some of them it irking. I definitly would avoid him too, only saw him once in person on Parmenter i was walking down Salem so he never saw me. At least the odd with him individually guys might not be as harrased as much sucks. And that’s that. both genders are to avoid him and any homeless person who is indeed a threat yes sir!

      1. Maybe he prefers women because he sees them as more vulnerable. Maybe carrying a baseball bat or wearing an NRA t-shirt might keep him away.

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