Wrinklestiltskin Can’t Stop Calling The Newton Police Because Landscapers Using Leafblowers Are Damaging Her Quality Of Life

Wrinklestiltskin Can’t Stop Calling The Newton Police Because Landscapers Using Leafblowers Are Damaging Her Quality Of Life

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CBSSince new leaf blower restrictions took effect this year, Newton police have received hundreds of complaints from residents. The flood of leaf blower-related calls has forced the department to adjust how officers respond, concerned the contentious issue is putting a strain on their resources. The ordinance now prohibits the use of gas-powered blowers from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It also requires a 65-decibel noise limit on leaf blowers all year.

Karen Bray, who works from home, does not disguise her disdain for the yard equipment. If it were up to her, they would be banned.

“They have a high-pitched, screeching whine,” Bray expressed. “They raise your blood pressure. When you’re in your home office, it’s impossible to think. The quality of life has been very decreased by the overuse of leaf blowers.”

The Newton regulations passed after an extremely heated debate at City Hall, pitting landscaping companies against residents decrying the noise, health and environmental effects of leaf blowers.

“We didn’t know what to expect,” said Lt. Bruce Apotheker, a spokesman for the Newton Police Department.

But safe to say the police department did not expect this: Since the regulations took effect in April, police had responded to about 320 leaf blower complaints through the beginning of October. A list of incidents WBZ obtained show that about 75 percent of the time, when an officer arrived at the property, the landscaping company was either gone, not using a leaf blower, or following the rules.


As trees start to shed their leaves, the meat of the leaf blower season is just beginning.

“The laws of physics and economics are not exempt from the City of Newton,” Mike Caruso, the business owner of Caruso Bros said. “You can buy a can of compressed air and it’s better than the leaf blower we are allowed to use.”




Karen Bray is so Newton it hurts:

Oh look, a wealthy white woman living in one of the richest towns in Massachusetts, living in a really nice house, who’s trying to make life as difficult as possible for blue collar workers who can’t afford to live in her neighborhood. So progressive of her!! Let me guess, she’s resisting?

Never saw that one coming!!

This woman has evidently been at this for years now:

Lady, you live in a city of close to 100,000 people. A highly congested, densely populated Boston satellite city at that. You surrendered any hope to peace and quiet the second you moved there. Ya know where you can find peace quiet? Colrain. Find a house there and tell them Turtleboy sent you. They love the turtle in Colrain!!

Loved this comment:

“There’s a huge number of people who are very angry and upset about the fact that leaf blowers are allowed to be used the way they are now.”

Actually Karen, it’s just you and your book club:

City records show the top 15 callers make up roughly 42 percent of leaf blower complaints. The most frequent caller has dialed police 18 different times. A list of incidents show some people called to complain about leaf blowers, but the noise turned out to be lawnmowers, weed whackers, a crew removing a tree, and workers paving a driveway.

“We don’t want to sacrifice public safety,” Apotheker explained. “We didn’t think that was the best use of public resources.”

Guaranteed she’s the one who called 18 different times. Who else?

She also agrees that this is a waste of police resources, but it’s not her fault!!!

Bray concedes the current scenario is not the best use of police resources in Newton and said the ordinance may require more discussion when a new mayor and city council are voted into office in November.

“I wish it could be enforced in another way,” Bray said. “But the best thing would be if landscapers stopped breaking the law.”

God I hate people like her. Hey lady, you don’t have to call the cops. You’re choosing to. More importantly, have you ever tried using a leaf blower that only emits 65 decibels of noise? It’s like giving a job application to the Fall River Guttermuppet. Waste of time.

But of course she doesn’t care about the landscapers who are just trying to do their job. She didn’t bother consulting them before pushing for this ordinance to see if this would make it impossible for them to do what they are hired to do. She only cares about herself and how inconvenienced she is by the sound of leaves blowing while she’s sitting on her porch, drinking tea, and working on her “business.”

Look, I got a shitload of trees around my house, but my yard isn’t that big. When I first moved in I figured I’d rake like I always do. But it was time consuming, laborious, and seemed to never end. Then I look over and see my neighbors all blasting their leaves to kingdom come with a leafblower and I said, “never again.” Ever since then my Falls have been amazing. Luckily I don’t live in Newton.

According to Karen we should just not rake leaves at all because they “give our plants nutrition”:

This woman is clearly mentally stable:


Anyway, I truly despise people like this. Karen Bray is a walking stereotype of a sheltered, white, upper middle class Newtonite who pretends to care about the poor and minorities but has chosen to insulate herself into a nearly all white community without any poor people. And when blue collar people come to her neighborhood she uses her privilege to make it impossible for them to do their jobs. Guess that Coexist bumper sticker on her Prius doesn’t apply to landscapers.



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50 Comment(s)
  • Eat the Rich
    October 19, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I wonder if she is working in her home office for her own company? If she is, I wonder if that neighborhood is zoned residential/ commercial? If not, she needs to be reported for running a business zoned for only residential use. I could only pray that would be the case. Shut the bitch down.

  • Independent Thinker
    October 19, 2017 at 11:15 am

    The trouble with losers such as her is that leaves do not decompose when you leave them on your lawn. They end up killing the lawn. They provide habitat for rodents and insects. And if you are a slob, they blow into your neighbors yard. In the forest, leaves will decompose and make awesome soil, but it takes many, many years. Only in Newton or Cambridge would you see such a nutty ordinance.

  • Jackie
    October 19, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Does anyone have her adress??I will go by with a two stroke motocross bike and let the engine rip.Then go back with a woodchipper and give free tree service.

    • Zinj
      October 19, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      You guys are idiots. Leaf blowers should absolutely be regulated, either that or go electric.

  • Bob
    October 19, 2017 at 5:31 am

    With all the problems in the world we’re still talking about leaf blowers. Total waste of the policemen’s time and availability to more important issues

    • Eat the Rich
      October 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Yeah, more important things in Newton like skateboarders using the sidewalk or J- walking.

  • Yeah I’m that guy
    October 19, 2017 at 3:39 am

    Send the burlington mall panhandle slug her address and she can sit in front of her house dozing off asking for money that would drive this wench nuts!!!

    • V328
      October 19, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      OMG! Is that Burlington mall panhandler where she wears a pink coat and is half asleep or on an iPhone texting while bumming for change. Isn’t there mass laws against all them.

  • itsjustme
    October 19, 2017 at 12:17 am

    I myself love the look when the leaves first fall and still have there fall colors on the lawn. My husband always wants to remove them immediately but I think it makes the house and yard look so pretty, but there comes a time when they turn brown and get wet a few times that it just makes the lawn look unkempt and then I revert back and love a nice clean lawn.
    This woman must not have enough work if she can find the time to spend years fighting this. I guarantee she has a notebook at home with all the times and dates she has heard what she thinks is a leaf blower, like some detective trying to crack a case. I hope she is self employed, if not I would be pissed if I was her boss.

  • V328
    October 19, 2017 at 12:15 am

    How perfectly ironic that she has that last name:

    bray (brā)
    the loud, harsh cry of a donkey or mule

  • Steven Stover
    October 18, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    She looks like the Fake Indian. I hate her already.

  • ChrisInShrewsbury
    October 18, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Is it wrong I want to sport fuck this bitch? We’ll see who’s making the decibels then!

    As Borat says “In Kazakhstan, she is
    Number one prostitute and 33 years old”

  • Sloppy
    October 18, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Someone should draw a huge penis with Roundup on her front lawn.

  • DJ Trump
    October 18, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    In all honesty, I understand. It’s not really the leaf blowers bothering her. It’s all the uneducated unskilled undocumented unclean spics operating them. They’re not good for the community at all

  • Mark
    October 18, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    This story is as comical as the story regarding the yuppies from out of town . 15 or so years ago 15 house holds tried to shut down a diary farm in a southern NH town due to the unspeakable odor of cows. A200 year old farm and the currant proprietor went to the town meeting against multi lawyers supporting the new comers. Mr farmer stated ,his cows made milk and asked all in attendance if they drank milk. All hands were raised. The farmer told these yuppies how Milk was made. His farm is still in operation as of today. You want to move to the country, check out how close you may be to a farm.

  • The Executioner
    October 18, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    She must shit herself when the Jewton street sweeper comes by…

  • Amanda
    October 18, 2017 at 6:41 pm


  • whatevuh
    October 18, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    This lady hasn’t gotten laid in over 20 years, and you can clearly see why

  • Dan
    October 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I’d bring a tow behind air compressor with enough hose to reach around the yard and blow the leaves with that 10 times louder than a leaf blower but it’s an air compressor that’s what I use right next to her house

  • Sonny's Mom
    October 18, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    We should flood her snailmail with pairs of earplugs… the low tech solution.

  • Publius
    October 18, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    She is so Newton.

  • EvilPileofLeaves
    October 18, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Since she has a special love and is a big advocate for leaves, maybe people should dump their leaves on her property.

    Or maybe a bunch of tricker or treaters can dress up as PilesOfLeaves and keep ringing that doorbell on the 31st.

  • BlackandWhite
    October 18, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    This “person” needs intense therapy, ear plugs/noise cancelling headphones, and a hypnotist – STAT!

    Most NORMAL people get used to noise after awhile. Our neighbor is OCD about leaves; uses a leaf blower and other equipment every day. In the winter, it’s snow removal equipment. It’s just white noise now. Meh.

  • LocalYokel
    October 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Since she started the push for the ordinance, she should do the town a favor and start blowing the towns leaves with that schanzz of hers. HONK!

  • wormer
    Mayor Joe Petty
    October 18, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    She is a moron. She is not educated at all.

    • John P Public
      October 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      unfortunately it’s probably the opposite. she’s probably been deeply indoctrinated into this crazy after a decade or more in higher education (because she didn’t want to leave and get a real job)

  • 2wEntEe
    October 18, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Do older leaf blowers over 65dbi get grandfathered in?

  • Karen Bray
    October 18, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    How dare you talk about me like that! I’ll have you know that I let Malcolm Luther King Jr pull a train on me with the Kennedy brothers back in 1962. I threw a bukake party for the New Black Panther party at my Hyannisport cottage just 2 years ago. I looked like a Krispy Creme that got stuck under the glazing machine. The reason I hate leaf blowers is because of an incident with a Mexican landscaper, a leaf blower and a tube of crazy glue that looked like lube….

    • Local real local
      Local real local
      October 18, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      Honestly, the most pathetic person I have ever read about. No family, just nutty pushy people that she calls friends and when she is gone no one will remember her. Just another old coot that gets in the way at the supermarket, CVS or any other store.

      She reminds me of that old woman who turns the gas on and sticks her head in a stove during the holidays.

      Absolutely pathetic.

  • MG
    October 18, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    She’ll bitch until they’re gone and then bitch more about how much her man care costs. Normally I’d tell someone like her to shrivel up and blow away. She’s already half way there. Any chance she’ll be riding a bike with a pointed hat for Halloween?

  • TJB
    Captain Pissbottle
    October 18, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Ok, so old maid, never been married pissflap wants to outlaw leaf blowers in jewton. Perhaps she would happier at the lesbian adult day care for dried up old cunts.

    • 2wEntEe
      October 18, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Jewton hahahaha

  • EPOCA Fan boy
    October 18, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I recommend she calls the EPOCA office today. They have a couple of new members who were falsely convicted of raping and robbing elderly women who are just out on parole and are looking for landscaping work in high end neighborhoods.

    • Sterling Turtle Rider
      October 21, 2017 at 12:14 am

      If you do hire these guys, just make sure they show up with rakes and not golf clubs, because if it’s the latter, it’s not the leaves they’re looking to get rid of 😉

  • ElJefe72
    October 18, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    She used to be a man, right?

    • LocalYokel
      October 18, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      Used to be? I think still may be.

  • gina
    October 18, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Her name is BRAY …as in a in Donkeys ass..which is what this 1% douchebag is. Does she ever go ream out her fucking neighbors for being so rude as to hire landscapers to clean their yards? The neighbors paid a lot fo $$ to have that shit cleaned and if I come home and my yard is still a mess Ima be PISSED OFF!

    • LocalYokel
      October 18, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      Your name is Gina like Vagina. Teehee!

  • jose
    October 18, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    I’m not gardener, but wont the leaves make the soil more acidic, making the grass harder to grow and be brown?

    how long before this ban is lifted? the police cant spent their times chasing leaf blowers around. poor waste of my tax dollars

  • Nai
    October 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Haha I bet she’s the first person to complain when her neighbors don’t tidy up their yards! Moonbat deluxe!

  • Local real local
    Local real local
    October 18, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Fall River guttermuppet…..thank you for getting me to laugh during the workday.

    Also, why hasn’t anyone challenged this ordinance?

    • John P Public
      October 18, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      It was HIGHLY contested and the town REFUSED to allow the landscapers to bring in any experts to provide testimony.
      They also REFUSED to let the community vote on this issue, instead doing back-room deliberations and just letting everyone know that they decided to enact the ban for LBray

      • The Executioner
        October 18, 2017 at 7:43 pm

        Sounds like Oxford and the Saad Dictatorship!

    • Vin Mastro
      October 19, 2017 at 11:37 am

      A group of Newton landscapers actually hired an attorney and took the city to court but of course the court found in favor of the city! After more than two years of public hearings and meetings, I believe the landscapers are just doing whatever they can to get the job done and dealing with the consequences.

  • Irishcurse
    October 18, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Mrs Doubtfire is more annoying than the leaf blowers. I am guessing the leaf blowers exhaust is more pleasant than any odor coming off of her

  • John
    October 18, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    in Newton…

  • Lou P
    Lou P
    October 18, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    This witch should permanently move to her place in Hilton Head SC and leave the neighborhood in more peace without her being there. The entire community of Newton would benefit.

  • Ralph
    October 18, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    I think she is concussed… too many leaves have fallen on her head.

    • Strata
      October 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      Nah, she’s simply a bitter old person with an unfulfilled life and inside feels meaningless. She’s clearly not happy & satisfied in life that she has wealth & health … so she takes up this stupid crusade to feel relevant. Sad really.

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