Ellen Ishkanian has a story in the Globe today about the Lovett Road homeowner who built an elaborate retaining wall in his year without obtaining the required special permit and engineering approval from the city.

Inspectional Services Commissioner John Lojek says it’s a problem that happens repeatedly across the city.

“I think a lot of people think it’s easier to build first, apologize, and then get permission, but the aldermen have a say in that, and they don’t have to give forgiveness.”

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