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Old 05-26-2014, 12:56 PM   #11
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Ever have a Mariachi band wake you at 3:00 AM or try to deal with a belligerent, stupid drunk neighbor? Call the police and the neighbor has no clue who called them.
That's exactly what happens here. OOOOmmmmPAAAAPAAAH all night long.I can see calling the neighbor first out of courtesy.Kind of hard to do when we have a language barrier in the way.
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:55 PM   #12
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Just for clarification, Craig is talking about an actual Mariachi band in costume that marched back and forth between our houses and around the back playing instruments at full volume at 3:00 a.m. Tried to yell out our 2nd story bedroom window at them to cut it out. Either they couldn't hear or ignored. Had to go outside and confront. Odd couple, German older woman, younger Mexican man. we later found out the next day it was her birthday and he wanted to surprise her with a romantic gesture. This came out with the apology the next day that she made him come over and give. I think she was mortified.
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:29 PM   #13
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My neighbor the town cop got his hands on a bunch of fireworks and shot them off last night around 10:30. His didn't go quite as high as the big shows, but they were definitely the real deal with multiple starbursts and the kind that explode twice. And then came the KABOOMS! So what started out as a peaceful evening out with my dogs in the backyard turned into quite the illegal fireworks display. I'm not complaining though. It wasn't windy anyway.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:35 PM   #14
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The neighbors across from me on my side of the building set off fireworks every July 4th. They are not the KABOOM kind so I don't mind. And after all it is July 4th. (But fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts.) This foolishness lasts for about three days. Until they run out of supplies.
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:51 AM   #15
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I guess we're lucky, this city has noise restrictions. I can understand how annoying those sounds can be over those late hours.

Any chance of petitioning the city council to bring about a noise ordinance and have it upheld by the police department?
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:55 AM   #16
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I guess we're lucky, this city has noise restrictions. I can understand how annoying those sounds can be over those late hours.

Any chance of petitioning the city council to bring about a noise ordinance and have it upheld by the police department?
Many live in a city with noise restrictions after 10pm. That doesn't mean the problem disappears any more than the more serious restraining orders against someone do any good if they are hell bent on ignoring the law.
Granted, the latter can be thrown in jail and maybe the same should be done for repeated noise offenses except for the over crowded jails. A stiff fine for repeat offenses sits well with me considering the time it takes for police to enforce the noise ordinance.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:53 AM   #17
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My neighbor the town cop got his hands on a bunch of fireworks and shot them off last night around 10:30. His didn't go quite as high as the big shows, but they were definitely the real deal with multiple starbursts and the kind that explode twice. And then came the KABOOMS! So what started out as a peaceful evening out with my dogs in the backyard turned into quite the illegal fireworks display. I'm not complaining though. It wasn't windy anyway.
My neighbor is a cop too, and on 4th of July he always has the best fireworks around!

Edited...my small neighborhood here is unbelievably quiet. Everyone around here shuts down by about 9PM, and I love it that way. Hope the problem doesn't continue, MadCook.
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Ever have a Mariachi band wake you at 3:00 AM or try to deal with a belligerent, stupid drunk neighbor? Call the police and the neighbor has no clue who called them.
No, but sounds like lots of fun!

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My neighbor is a cop too, and on 4th of July he always has the best fireworks around!
Of course. He confiscated them all year long and now he will use them illegally himself.

We live out in the country and we really have no neighbors. There are houses in the vacinity, but not close enough for these problems.
This works very well for us.
I like to play my tunes outside when tending the garden and sometimes in the evening.
If i lived in the city, I could not do these things.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:48 PM   #19
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I live in the city and I do these things Just not really loud. I live in a historic (by U.S. standards) neighborhood and the houses are about 10 feet apart, for the most part.

Now, one thing that really annoys us is that the next-door neighbor made and hung dozens of wind chimes in the backyard trees. When it's really windy, or I have a bad headache, it drives me nuts. Not sure what to do about it. We've had many run-ins with them about the various ways they've intruded on us over the years.
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I was much louder when I lived in the city. Sounds carry a long ways in the country.
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