Pertinent Baltimore Blog Crusade: fighting annoying advertising circulars

You know them, you hate them. Advertising circulars cluttering up your stairways, mailboxes, windshields, only to end up laying the gutter and adding to the city’s litter problem. Fortunately, our good curmudgeonly blogger in arms JJT has started his very own crusade against these papery menaces, the battle lines being drawn in SoBo’s Pigtown. Flyering is illegal in Baltimore, and carries a fine if documented evidence is provided with a call to 311. Seems harsh, but DAMN these things are annoying.

This past month has drawn multiple offenses to JJT’s innocent doorstep, the tally being six flyers so far in as little as a week. You can see the offending flyererers here and here.

I have to say, I admire the residents of Pigtown/Washington Village for their seemingly unending penchant for Blogger Justice¬© in the past few years. What with the advent of Pigtown John Watch and Baltimore Slumlord Watch, these diligent residents are taking on some of the city’s hyper-local issues head on and it seems to be making at least some waves. Extending this sort of online diligence city-wide could conceivably make a huge difference, and in the case of BSW, actually has.

With any luck, these offending businesses will either stop placing flyers where they don’t belong, or they’ll get a stern talking to by the city.