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    Police arrest man for leaf blower violation

    Brookline Police arrest man after alleged leaf blower violation

    Brookline Police arrested a landscaper Saturday for allegedly violating local leaf blower laws and then refusing to identify himself to an officer.

    Marvin Astillo, 40, of Waltham, was arrested Saturday after Brookline Police said they spotted him and another man using gasoline powered leaf blowers in a parking lot at 850 Boylston Street Saturday morning before 9 a.m. Three other men were also doing landscaping work on the property at the time including pulling weeds and using a lawn mower, according to a police report.

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    Dumba$$ ...If they would've just said ok and stopped for a while they would've been ok... But NO, the D/A's kept on...
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    So in other words, he was arrested for refusing to ID himself. And probably got his partner a fine instead of a warning do to his knuckleheadedness.

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    Senior Member rumrunn6's Avatar
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    this is why they are landscapers
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    ^^^^^It's honorable work.

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    agreed
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    ^^^^^It's honorable work.
    Also agreed.
    Land done well can be an art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Also agreed.
    Land done well can be an art.
    And having trained as a horticulturist (insert joke here) and worked in the nursery / landscaping industry, I can tell you that most of the guys that many would consider "unskilled labor" were in fact very skilled at what they did and some of the hardest working, nicest people I have had the pleasure of working with.

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    I would like to see how Trollheim would violate a leaf blower.
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    so the guy got arrested for giving the leaves a blow job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    And having trained as a horticulturist (insert joke here) and worked in the nursery / landscaping industry, I can tell you that most of the guys that many would consider "unskilled labor" were in fact very skilled at what they did and some of the hardest working, nicest people I have had the pleasure of working with.

    http://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Fruit-Br.../dp/0520275144

    I heard this author getting interviewed. He spoke to my point above very well.
    I grew up in a nursery. My mother degreed in horticulture and owned a nursery until I was about 14.

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    People have written laws against leaf blowing?
    People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

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    Probably a noise bylaw.

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    I can understand the time of day regs, only sensible. No leaf blowers in the summer? That would be a hinderance to productivity(as a long time landscaper). That said, would they have been fined if the man blew with the mower deck instead?
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    There is a subset in the population that is enraged by leaf blowers. They are similar in temperament and outlook to some of the posters in Living Car Free, but much more likely to drive lexus hybrids and talk about noise pollution.

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    People need to be more open minded. If someone wants to blow leaves leave them alone. Their personal life is no ones business.
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    Well, using them in a residential neighborhood before 9AM is a Dbag move. Especially on weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I would like to see how Trollheim would violate a leaf blower.
    It would probably involve edible condiments.


    I personally do not care for leaf blowers. They just seem to blow the leaves and dirt from one place to another instead of sweeping them together and disposing of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    There is a subset in the population that is enraged by leaf blowers. They are similar in temperament and outlook to some of the posters in Living Car Free, but much more likely to drive lexus hybrids and talk about noise pollution.
    If you want to read about outrage over the latest thing, read the wacky comments about the evils of cell phone use on A&S. These guys are hysterical about the dangers to the cycling population caused by cell phone wielding pedestrians and cyclists as well as the coming Götterdämmerung of motorists using cell phones bringing Death and Destruction throughout the Cyclist Land. Some are just hysterical about cell phone use, period.

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    ^^^Not saying I never text and drive. But I keep it to a minimum, that **** is dangerous.

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    Thou shall never operate loud machinery when your neighbor is a heavily armed ex marine, who works 12 hour shifts, 6 days a week, and wants to sleep well before Sunday Mass... just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    It would probably involve edible condiments.


    I personally do not care for leaf blowers. They just seem to blow the leaves and dirt from one place to another instead of sweeping them together and disposing of them.
    Yeah, they blow em right to the curb, where the town uses some of my tax money to come and dispose of em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Yeah, they blow em right to the curb, where the town uses some of my tax money to come and dispose of em.
    So does my town. But then they grind it up and sell it to Home Despot as mulch.

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    *puts on hazmat suit, walks over to A&S texting posts and sprays them with Lysol, picks them up with tongs and puts in trash can*

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    So does my town. But then they grind it up and sell it to Home Despot as mulch.
    That counts as disposal. And non tax income. Win win.

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