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Old 06-13-2007, 08:55 AM
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Do they have nothing better to do than worry about the music from Ice Cream trucks?

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Noise giving pols ice cream headache: Trucks’ jingles jangles nerves
By Michele McPhee
Boston Herald Police Bureau Chief

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - Updated: 03:08 AM EST

The Boston City Council is screaming that ice cream trucks are too noisy, and it’s seeking a ban on the creepy calliope music that is booming from the loudspeakers of soft serve shills across the city, the Herald has learned.

City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he has been repeatedly awakened late at night by the jangly jingle of one Frosty truck, the music accompanied by an amplified female voice screeching, “Hello,” and he will call for a hearing today on whether ice cream trucks should be forced to go back to tingling bells rather than bellowing tunes.

“I’m hearing that music, waking me up, through my soundproof windows late at night. I am getting constant complaints about it, even from my wife,” said LaMattina, who lives in East Boston.



At a neighborhood meeting in Jeffries Point this week, dozens of residents complained about the Frosty truck. LaMattina’s office has also received complaining calls about other ice cream and popsicle purveyors, he said.

“The music is driving everyone crazy,” LaMattina said.

But not everyone believes the City Council should be putting the heat on ice cream vendors. City Councilor Stephen Murphy said he will back LaMattina’s request for a hearing on ice cream truck noise, but not before saying: “Yeah, it’s annoying. But not as annoying as gunshots.”

Yet in neighborhoods across the Hub, residents have complained that the music is not only loud, it is eerie, councilors say.

“Some of this music that I hear blaring should be in a horror movie, not coming from an ice cream truck,” said City Council President Maureen Feeney, who lives in Dorchester and said that she has been peeved at the cheery tunes herself. “What happened to the little bells they used to have?

“They park in one spot and play the same jingles over and over and over. It’s awful. Every neighborhood in the city has been disrupted by it,” she said. “They are a public nuisance.”

But Steve Hale, 27, who lives in Winthrop and works in East Boston, said that a move to ban one of the sweet sounds of summer is “ridiculous.”

“As a kid if I was in the house and I heard the ice cream truck I’d grab money from my mom and run outside,” Hale said. “You don’t look for the ice cream guy, you hear him.”

Lily Alvarado, 46, who was watching her 13-year-old son play baseball at Peters Park in the South End yesterday, said the ice cream truck that pulls up to the ballpark on hot summer afternoons doesn’t bother her.

“To me, it’s no biggie,” she said. “I don’t think it’s an issue.”

But Craig Sullivan, 38, said he would welcome the ban. “We are not trying to prevent anyone from making a living. This is not a snobbery thing,” said Sullivan and his wife, Mutsumi, who moved to Eastie from the Back Bay. “But there is one guy who parks and plays the same tune for hours. It’s enough to make you go completely mental.”

Even an ice cream truck owner parked outside of Piers Park on the East Boston waterfront said he would welcome the silence.

“It’s annoying after a while. You’re watching TV in your house, and you hear the music and you have to turn up TV,” said Leo Addivinola, 48.

“I don’t play it. I don’t need it,” he added, pointing to the pictures of ice cream cones and other frozen treats festooned on the side of his truck. “Everyone knows what we’re selling.”
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:00 AM
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What do you want from a Democratic/Liberal state with a murderer as a Senator!!!
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:56 AM
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These are the dame idiots who last week voted to have a courteous driver sticker printed up so people could put it on the car. Anyone who knows Boston knows the city council is such a joke. We already pay you to do nothing so just go ahead and do nothing. Meanwhile kids get shot every night and nobody does anything.
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:01 AM
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my 4 year old daughter is so tuned into the sound of the ice cream truck....i wish i could get her to pay attention to me when i'm talking to her just half as much.

what time are these people sleeping that an ice cream truck is waking them up? i can understand passing a law to make them stop at a certain time of the night. standard noise laws should apply.

sound proof windows? riiiiight.
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What do you want from a Democratic/Liberal state with a murderer as a Senator!!!


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Old 06-13-2007, 10:21 AM
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If people have room to bi#ch they will. I live in W. Mass near an Air Force Base. They've been protesting, and having meting after meeting........about the arrival of the F15 Fighters. This base is now part of Homeland Security. The general public is concerned about the noise associated with the jets taking off. WTF!!!!!! OK we'll use the chipmunk patrol to protect this good old state of Mass instead. Oh and LMFAO, one lady gets up and is concerned about her dogs hearing because he's an outside dog.............WTF are people thinking today??????? A dog outside "that's cruelty to animals isn't it?"
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:24 AM
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Ah hell, I can hear it now, IceCream Rap blaring out the windows of the icecream truck!

"Yo Mamma say buy icecream, it makes yo Daddy's mouth scream, so buy yo seff a scoop, and watch ole' Teddy snoop."

When that gets outlawed, Uncle Al will yell discrimination against rap music coming from icecream trucks.
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:49 AM
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I wonder if the ice cream truck driver gets Mass Health and Food stamps
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:13 AM
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They should blare this !

Van Halen - Ice Cream Man
Dedicate one to the ladies

Now summertime's here babe
Need something to keep you cool
Ah now summertime's here babe
Need something to keep you cool
Better look out now though
Dave's got something for you
Tell ya what it is

I'm your ice cream man
Stop me when I'm passing by
Oh my my, I'm your ice cream man
Stop me when I'm passing by
See now all my flavors
Are guaranteed to satisfy
Hold on a second baby

I got good lemonade
ah, dixie cups
All flavors and push ups too
I'm your ice cream man, baby
Stop me when I'm passing by
See now all my flavors
Are guaranteed to satisfy
Hold on, one more

Well, I'm usually passing
By just about eleven o'clock
Uh huh, I never stop
I'm usually passing by
just around eleven o'clock
And if you let me cool you one time
You'll be my regular stop

All right boys

I got good lemonade
ah, dixie cups
All flavors and push ups too
I'm your ice cream man, baby
Stop me when I'm passing by
See now all my flavors
Are guaranteed to satisfy

Yes I'm your ice cream man
Stop me when I'm passing by
I'm your ice cream man
Stop me when I'm passing by
They say all my flavors
Are guaranteed to satisfy

Ah, one time
I'm your ice cream man
stop me when I'm passing by
I'm your ice cream man
stop me when I'm passing by
They say all my flavors
Are guaranteed to satisfy

One time, boys
I'm your ice cream man
I'm your ice cream man

Baby
Ah my, my, my
All my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:20 AM
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“I’m hearing that music, waking me up, through my soundproof windows late at night. I am getting constant complaints about it, even from my wife,” said LaMattina, who lives in East Boston.

Maybe he should get his "soundproof" windows checked.
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:46 AM
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Airplanes taking off over your head isn't noisy though?
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BW23 - 6/13/2007 11:13 AM

They should blare this !

Van Halen - Ice Cream Man
Dedicate one to the ladies

Now summertime's here babe
Need something to keep you cool
Ah now summertime's here babe
Need something to keep you cool
Better look out now though
Dave's got something for you
Tell ya what it is

I'm your ice cream man
Stop me when I'm passing by
Oh my my, I'm your ice cream man
Stop me when I'm passing by
See now all my flavors
Are guaranteed to satisfy
Hold on a second baby

I got good lemonade
ah, dixie cups
All flavors and push ups too
I'm your ice cream man, baby
Stop me when I'm passing by
See now all my flavors
Are guaranteed to satisfy
Hold on, one more

Well, I'm usually passing
By just about eleven o'clock
Uh huh, I never stop
I'm usually passing by
just around eleven o'clock
And if you let me cool you one time
You'll be my regular stop

All right boys

I got good lemonade
ah, dixie cups
All flavors and push ups too
I'm your ice cream man, baby
Stop me when I'm passing by
See now all my flavors
Are guaranteed to satisfy

Yes I'm your ice cream man
Stop me when I'm passing by
I'm your ice cream man
Stop me when I'm passing by
They say all my flavors
Are guaranteed to satisfy

Ah, one time
I'm your ice cream man
stop me when I'm passing by
I'm your ice cream man
stop me when I'm passing by
They say all my flavors
Are guaranteed to satisfy

One time, boys
I'm your ice cream man
I'm your ice cream man

Baby
Ah my, my, my
All my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
DLR rocked huh?

I always thought that song was funny as hell, and so was the video.
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Have laps will post!!

Hello d!ckhead!!!!!!!!
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