July 13, 2024

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BLACKSTONIAN EXCLUSIVE: The Big Snow Job… ROXBURIED

BLACKSTONIAN EXCLUSIVE

The Big Snow Job
ROXBURIED

The City of Boston consistently fails its residents in both its own removal and selective enforcement which is heavy handed on tax payers and home owners but lax on others.

The Worst offenders in the City of Boston is often the City of Boston.
Properties seized by Project Pride
BRA – Boston Redevelopment Authority
DND – Department of Neighborhood Development
MBTA
NSTAR

City of Boston Officials have confirmed that all property owners are responsible for snow removal on their property. This means all above entities, including the City of Boston are responsible and accountable.

The Blackstonian did a brief neighborhood walkthrough at 10 am this morning and what I witnessed was atrocious. Much of what I saw was clearly not at all touched from the first storm weeks ago.

BRA owned property on Ruthven St. at Humboldt Ave. I haven’t seen them back since the day last summer when they put the locks on the gate to ensure the church couldn’t drive to the back of their building.

Unplowed Ruthven St. (Many of the streets along Humboldt Avenue remained unplowed including Crawford, Ruthven, Homestead, Hutchings, Brookledge, Harold

MBTA Bustop buried at Harold and Seaver any Eldery, Disabled, Parents with Stroller, Person with groceries/laundry and you are forced to wait in streets which are also unplowed and it creates a mass public safety issue.

Plows clearing the main thoroughfares this along Columbus on the left of the photo is Franklin Park. All along Franklin Park from Walnut Ave. going up Seaver taking a right on Blue Hill Ave NO SIDEWALK IS SHOVELED all the way to the main entrance of Franklin Park Zoo.

MBTA Bustop buried across from Harold at Seaver any Eldery, Disableb, Parents with Stroller, Person with groceries/laundry and you are forced to wait in streets which are also unplowed and it creates a mass public safety issue.

 Columbus on the left of the photo is Franklin Park. All along Franklin Park from Walnut Ave. going up Seaver taking a right on Blue Hill Ave NO SIDEWALK IS SHOVELED all the way to the main entrance of Franklin Park Zoo.

 Top of Humboldt Ave and Seaver. The Plows in many cases create a huge cliff of snow and slush which makes it almost impossible to get to the sidewalk even if you wanted to.

Buried MBTA stop Top of Humboldt Ave and Seaver.

 Buried MBTA stop Top of Humboldt Ave and Seaver.

 Buried MBTA stop Top of Humboldt Ave and Seaver.

 This is the ONLY spot I found dug out at all… also at the top of Humboldt and Seaver this appears to be have done by a Good Samaritan.

At Seaver and Humboldt in front of the Stores/Restaurant

 Fire Hydrants buried in snow cause a great hazard! as told to the Blackstonian by the Boston Vulcans, Boston’s Black and Latino Firefighters Association. (see their link on the main page)

 Many of these bus stops have clearly not been dug out since the original storm several weeks ago.

 In front of 7th Day Adventist church at Humboldt/Seaver


HERE IS A GREAT Example
A Tale of Two Properties

One Property in a adjoining building is citizen owned and they had a path shoveled and the steps cleared.

 The second property right next door… as in attached 257 Humboldt ave is City Owned.

This property has clearly not been shoveled at all since the very first storm!!

The remnants of a path you see here is from the neighbors shoveling and this is where they stopped.

 This property is also a corner property and extends around the corner… which has also never been shoveled!

More MBTA buried bus stops this at Humboldt/Hutchings

Humboldt/Homestead

 

Further down Homestead St. looking at City Properties. Some of the Apartment Building Maintenance Men were plowing/shoveling the streets as well as the City had not come through at all.

Unplowed Homestead St.

NSTAR Owned property at Homestead and Humboldt 

 multiple offenses… Fire Hydrant!

 multiple offense… Mail Boxes…

 Mailboxes and Bus Stop

This was just a basic 15 min walk around a few blocks in the Blackstonian Neighborhood!!!

If you have an issue… report it to the Mayor’s Hotline at 617-635-4500

Don’t let them snow you!

If you are or know some elderly who need help getting dug out, call the Blackstonian at
617-297-7721…. must be in Roxbury Area

If you are a Brother or Youth who is willing to lend your back to digging out our people in surrounding neighborhoods throughout Boston call the Blackstonian 617-297-7721

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  1. Mark B.

    Good work – except for the fire hydrants. If you own property near a fire hydrant and it's covered with snow, get your a$$ out there and shovel it out. Are you going to stand on 'It's not my job, Mon!" principle and let your family die and your house burn down? Bus stops and sidewalks, I'm with you. Hydrants are just property owners – or even renters – taking the bull by the horn in self-interest.

  2. Jamarhl Crawford

    Thank you for your comment.
    Most of the properties I saw that had buried hydrants were in front of city owned or mbta or in 1 case NSTAR and in 1 case and abandoned property. I agree myself and all my neighbors shovel out hydrants but there are many that go overlooked due to the above. Thanks again stay tuned….
    and by the way
    the BRA last night at 6 pm cleaned up their walk way and also the City-DND cleaned up their building on Humboldt! so it worked… kinda' 😉