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Trash Talk

August 1, 2012


Every Wednesday morning for the past few weeks, on the way to the train station and in the aftermath of what the Item has dubbed the ticketing blitz, I’ve been taking pictures of the trash left out for collection. For the past two weeks, it looked like this: I posted last week’s picture on the Lynnside […]

The Rat Pack comes to Lynn

October 11, 2010


That’s right. The Rat Pack has been resurrected and is heading straight for Lynn Auditorium on November 5th. Get your tickets now. The pack of rats in my backyard is nowhere to be found. The people in the apartment house on the other side of the fence cleaned up their act with a little prodding […]


August 8, 2010


August 6, 4:00 PM. If Shakespeare could coin new words, why can’t I? Deratification–the process of making a habitat unappealing–some would say, downright hostile– to members of the genus rattus. Which is what is now going on next door in the backlot of Pizza Lovers. There’s a cause and effect relationship at work here that delights […]


August 2, 2010


Rats have been an ongoing problem in my neighborhood. I am now in the midst of rodent-proofing my back yard because it is a rat thru-way between 2 abutting properties. On one side is the back lot of a commercial property, home to a hair cutting establishment and a pizza place. I could go into […]