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Citizen complaint of the day: Women at super-spreader party in South Boston not to complainer's liking

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about a large party on East 8th Street between G and H last night that apparently consisted entirely of women, because he or she didn't mention anything about the men there:

Large, loud rave type party at this address. Music is blasting, there are a bunch of frumpy little girls with shirts that are too small, baring white claw guts. A lot of swearing. No masks being worn. What a disgrace. Small businesses had to shut down but these clowns can spread Covid and probably herpes all over the black [sic]. Get outta here

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Sounds like he's bitter he wasn't invited.

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It was a Girls Club and he wanted in! And they told him "boys not allowed".
(content warning - juvenile rudeness/weirdness, bad words)

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about a loud party I wasn't invited to, where the girls are ugly anyway.

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but the Whiteclaws led to mass confusion as to proper placement.

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This 311 complaint is amusing. But my non-amused observation is that South Boston is a superspreader site. Aside from putting on a mask when going into a store, there is very little mask wearing and very little social distancing.

People walking on the sidewalks, or walking their dogs generally don't wear masks. Take a walk at Castle Island and about 50% of the people there don't have masks. On Carson Beach, there's very few masks and no social distancing where there should be, like in the parking lots or on the boardwalk.

M Street Beach is the worst.

My general observation is that Southie residents and visitors over 50 generally wear masks . But under 50, especially those in their teens, twenties, and thirties, don.t care.

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What do you expect from Southie? The world capital of space savers and green sweat pants?

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You must be exhausted.

All that "I'm morally superior to you," and looking down on and denigrating people has got to be very tiring.

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I’m guessing your name is Beanzzz because you bore people to sleep.

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Thanks for proving my point.

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is that my man here would never have the sack to say anything about those sweat pants to the average wearer.

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is that my man here would never have the sack to say anything about those sweat pants to the average wearer.

Are you suggesting that a sensible reluctance to physically confront violent savages is somehow a mark of cowardice?

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Violent savages? Is there a green sweatpants gang running around?

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They clash with the Lavender Hill Mob.

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Bravery from the comfort of one’s keyboard is not bravery at all. The reality is that the internet is full of people who enjoy insulting people online yet would not say boo to the same people face to face. Kinopio is a good example of this.

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Wow. Just wow.

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Gripes like yours have been common since June, but looking at the data, Southie is doing alright. If you judged trends based on 311 reports and Adam’s reporting thereof, the neighborhood should have infection rates off the charts. Instead, they are doing better than my neck of the world, stats wise.

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Despite all the complaints, Southie has consistently has one of the lower rates of infection in Boston.

The cumulative positive test rate for Southie is 4.8%. In my hometown in 02124 it's 11.4%
https://bphc.org/onlinenewsroom/Blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1282 (scroll down for testing by neighborhood)

A couple of theories. 1) There may be a lot of undiagnosed asymptomatic cases in Southie , especially among the young'uns in their 20s and 30s.No symptoms, no reason to get a test.

The people who don't wear masks on the beaches and at Castle Island could be from anywhere so their numbers aren't necessarily reflected in Southie testing rates.

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That helps.

One reason East Boston is hit hard is the high percentage of "essential workers" who live in that neighborhoods compared to South Boston. People who are working jobs where they have public contact.

South Boston has a lot of retired older people who no longer work outside the home and professionals who are working from home. That alone makes a difference in the infection rates.

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For one thing, it's not just in Southie, but it's through the United States, as a whole. The arrogance, lack of consideration for others, entitlement, and willful stupidity among so many people here in the United States, at large, is the reason why the Covid-19 Pandemic is so rampant and out of control here in the United States, generally.

What's disgusting is an awful lot of younger people, especially collefge students in their late teens, as well as people in their 20's and 30's, who really should know better than to flout the rules for mask wearing and social distancing, and against having large gatherings of people in one place, especially indoors, are deliberately defying those rules, in the name of so-called freedom. Is it really freedom when scofflaws put friends, neighbors, family or business owners/and other frontline responders at risk? No way!

These people who refuse to wear masks and social distance, especially the younger people, really don't give a damn. It's disgusting.

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You can look to Ireland, the UK, France, and Spain to see that infection rates are on the rise throughout the world.

Meanwhile, I will once again note that it appears that South Boston's Covid rate is in inverse proportion to the level of fear displayed by the likes of you. Wouldn't your time be better spent trying to figure out what the rates are so high in East Boston and Chelsea?

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Baseline.

But do continue to pretend that everything was okay until people started compiling statistics.

Your Favorite President needs to not be wrong!

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And I could note countries that have been doing an excellent job since late winter on Covid, but in the end, Massachusetts is seeing an uptick, like other countries are seeing upticks, ranging from Tory Britain to Socialist ruled Spain. Politics has nothing to do with it. Could the US be doing better? Sure, but it's not like other major countries aren't seeing the same thing.

It's statistics. You seemed to miss the one where South Boston, again home to the superspreaders according to this website, has been fairing better than many other parts of the city with all of this. Or do we just ignore the statistics and make policy based on anecdotes?

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Not even google images could answer this one.

What is "white claw guts"?

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Muffin tops brought on by excessive consumption of White Claw.

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Actually taste better on the way "up" than on the way "down."

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They’re seltzer, not cider.

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you haven't had any of the high-quality craft ciders to be found in New England. I'd recommend Far From the Tree, which is quite delicious. Citizen Cider also makes a few quality varieties.

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Actual cider, naturally fermented from apple juice by people who know what they're doing, is a wholesome and delicious product completely unrelated to some of the semi-artificial swill passed off as "cider" in the marketplace.

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junk, but there are tons of interesting hard ciders out there from small producers all over the world that don’t taste like apple soda.

I don’t care for hard seltzers, myself, but they seem inoffensive enough, close cousins in flavor, ABV, and carbs to light beers. I’d drink one on a hot day after mowing the lawn.

I‘ve made plenty of dubious drinking choices in my day, especially in my early 20s — some truly awful cheap lagers, Sutter Home white zin, a flirtation with Stingers for the benefit of a girlfriend I was trying to get interested in more serious cocktails (my dad’s impish offstage reaction, knowing she was a little lamb: “That’s a hoo-er’s drink!”) — so I ain’t throwing stones.

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They have a pretty heavy hand with the adjuncts (hops, really? where did that dumb idea come from?). If you want cider that's pretty widely available and still pretty much cider, try Artifact. They have a few that have other fruits in 'em, but on the whole, it's the real deal. Wild Thing is my favorite of the commonly available Artifact ciders, but there's a new one called Slow Down that I had this weekend and that's just lovely.

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Hopped ciders can be delicious - the hops cut down on a lot of the sweetness you get from some cider varieties, and you can get some really interesting flavors from the combination.

(also FWIW I think Citizen's adjuncts are way more interesting than their standard varieties. Big fan of the Tulsi, which is made with basil.)

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The name is about the particular type of basil, not the white-suited presidential candidate.

https://www.citizencider.com/cider/tulsi/

I should find me some of that stuff now that a new crop is coming in. I used to pick it up after work at the Boston Public Market while waiting for the bus.

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Hopped ciders can be delicious - the hops cut down on a lot of the sweetness you get from some cider varieties

What a terrible solution to something that shouldn't be a problem.

Try something from Farnum Hill (available in bagnums!). Nice and dry.

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Our household heads over to East Boston to pick up our cider at Downeast Cider House. They have the limited batch varieties there as well as their standard canned versions. Unfiltered, so it still tastes like apples.
https://downeastcider.com/

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The honey crisp is actually not too sweet, and very tasty! They have a measured hand with their spiced varieties.

https://untappd.com/b/carlson-orchards-honeycrisp/3456750

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I like Downeast ok, but they too are going buck wild with the adjuncts. But not bad. A little sweet for my taste.

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It's not surprising that there's more drinking, especially in neighborhoods that are lower-income, more densely populated, and are therefore not able to really social distance from each other, and have a higher percentage of people who're chronically unemployed, under employed, or who've lost jobs or businesses. Excessive amounts of alcohol do make people gain excess weight, because it's got a lot of sugar--and is very hi-caloric, to boot.

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This lovely lady (aka Bacchante) would probably have a white claw/fireball gut:
IMAGE(https://media.clarkart.edu/Web_medium_images/1955.954.jpg)

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...Or Cushing’s Disease!

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SwirlyGrrl posted a boob!

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The parties in South Boston are big. We had one that began around 9:30am and went all day into the evening. I could hear a couple more. To be honest, as loud and goofy as they were, by midnight they were over.
Just the same, that's my immediate neighborhood. I had a chance to look at 311 last night and apparently there were some big gatherings.
We are constantly reminded by everyone (e.g. Governor Baker and Mayor Walsh) about masks, social distancing, you name it. Yet these gatherings continue and there is seemingly no action taken against the people who disregard the above admonitions.
Boston was just put back in the 'red' due to climbing COVID cases. How do these parties escape the attention of the police? Many of the 311 calls mentioned that they had called 911 first and the police did not show.
I don't know the answer and this pandemic seems to have no end in sight, but there is an aspect of responsibility that needs to be observed. So far, it seems to be lacking.

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Same in Chelsea

Last night was the first night in several weeks i didn't hear music from someone's party.

Hello.. we're one of the worst cities in the state for infections. If CPD isn't busy they will come but not after a few calls.

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The same energy that was brought by the police to discipline and intimidate peaceful protestors should be brought to breaking up these gatherings that really do endanger public health.

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This kind of flouting the rules for mask-wearing and for social distancing, and against having large gatherings of people, especially indoors, is not just happening in Southie, or in Boston, or in MA, generally. This flouting of rules that are put out for people's overall health and safety, as well as for the safety, health and well-being of others, is occurring throughout the United States, in general, which is why the Covid-19 pandemic is so rampant and so out of control here in the United States, generally. Add to that the fact that our present Administration here in Washington mishandled the pandemic when it was still relatively easy to contain and control, and lied to the American people about the Covid-19 pandemic being under control, when, in fact it wasn't, and both of the above-mentioned factors together is why the United States, as a whole, is in such a mess right now.

Had a mandatory 2-3 month lockdown, with mask-wearing and social distancing, as well as rules against large gatherings of people in one place, with strict fines being implemented for scofflaws been done on a national level, instead of leaving it up to the individual states, been implemented, the United States as a whole, would've been back to normal by now.

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Best payback is blast extremely loud classical music at 7 am at height of their hangover hell.

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I'd think opera would be even more effective

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we present an uninterrupted playthrough of Richard Wagner's entire Der Ring des Nibelungen cycle."

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Followed by Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

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"Koyaanisqatsi", and Swedish death metal would also suit the bill, I think.

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I live in Allston and started a "you keep me up, I wake you up" policy where I go over around 6:30 am and let them know that in addition to calling the cops every time this happens and their landlord, to let them know I called the cops, I would be waking them up at this time every time they have loud parties. It's really effective in cutting down on loud parties.

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these clowns can spread Covid and probably herpes all over the black...

all over the black WHAT??? I need to know..

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Not at Oracle, where Corporate has decreed that the term blacklist shall no longer be used in any documentation, software, or user interface. They have some phrase with lots more syllables to replace it with.

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Won't someone thing of the poor, oppressed programmers.

Oracle is hardly the first. Interesting that they're not just using blocklist like pretty much every other company that's swapped.

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