Charlestown Patch’s social media followers had a sharp response Monday to a link we posted to a post about motorcycles parked outside the Teamsters Local 25 building in Sullivan Square.
A user at citizens connect posted this complaint:
“Every time the Teamsters meet they park their bikes there and they are NEVER ticketed. If an ordinary citizen parked their bike there try would be towed They also park their cars in the Sullivan Circle rotary and, again, are never ticketed. Why is this allowed to happen?”
“It's once a month for 9 months out of the year on Sundays. People need to get lives,” said Mary Beth Emerson Lovejoy.
“This must be the YUPPIES complaining. Do we complain when they let their dogs [defecate] all over the place or when they park 3 ft. Away from the curb on narrow side streets?” added Jeff Connors.
But twitter follower Garry Waldeck clarified his complaint:
“It was when they left that was a problem. Not that they were parked illegally,” Waldeck said.
He said that the Teamsters left the gathering around noon. As he was coming around the rotary, Waldeck said, he found people getting into their cars where there is usually space for vehicles to merge.
He also noted that the group could have parked in the empty parking lot adjacent to the building.
What do you think?