Driving

By - 2/27/15 - 12:14 pm

Boston's DPW announced today it's holding off on the annual re-start of street sweeping until after "streets are cleared to the curb and gutters are free of ice and snow."

Fans of cleaner streets in the North End, the South End and Beacon Hill, where street sweeping normally starts in March, will have to wait for "a thaw and large scale melting," the department... Read more

By - 2/27/15 - 7:34 am

Southie Spots acknowledges it's time for South Boston residents to face the music and remove their space savers, now that Mayor Walsh has changed his tune and begun beating the drum for less cluttered streets.

By - 2/26/15 - 7:52 pm

The Cambridge DPW is putting parking-space hoarders on notice: Crews will begin removing their space savers starting Monday.

That's just like in Boston, except, unlike across the river, Cambridge doesn't condone space savers at all:

Public Works has not removed space savers during past month because of the demand that record snow clearing operations have placed on personnel and equipment. While snow clearing continues,

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By - 2/26/15 - 9:11 am
Anti-space-saver message in Brighton

Marty's minions will have a bit less to pick up in Brighton next week, thanks to a vigilante who's already busy removing space savers - and leaving behind notes explaining the situation - as Kricket Feeney shows us.

Somebody is also leaving notes on cars in Cambridge, Cyn Donnelly reports. Of course, being Cantabrigian, the vigilante had to explain in excruciating detail... Read more

By - 2/26/15 - 9:02 am

Jackie Murphy reports on her commute:

Tons of snow hauled away on Gallivan and Morton last night. Huge improvement on roads! Commute yesterday Dot to JP 1.75 hrs, today 28 min.

ColdSummer checks in from Forest Hills:

Hyde Park Ave is Back to NORMAL. Hallelujah . No More Gridlocks

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By - 2/26/15 - 6:46 am
Stuck truck in East Boston

The driver of an 18-wheeler disregarded or didn't see the signs banning big rigs from left turns at Bennington and Neptune around 6:30 a.m. and got stuck under 1A, just in time to jam up the morning rush hour.

By - 2/25/15 - 8:21 pm
Sign urging people to chill out about space saving in Somerville

A Somerville resident posted these signs today. Erin Nolan captured one. How long do you think they'd last in South Boston or JP?

By - 2/25/15 - 10:12 am
Moron driver on Storrow Drive

Brian Vogel reports he drove with this guy "from Back Bay to Storrow and onto 93s."

Earlier:
A mobile snowbank on Huntington Avenue.

By - 2/25/15 - 10:11 am

Prescient drivers who brought long books with them had plenty of time to catch up this morning. Hyde Park Avenue into Forest Hills was, once again, a complete mess. It was joined this morning by the West Roxbury Parkway and Arborway/Jamaicaway where delays stretched way back, in turn causing a backup on Walter Street that extended all the way to Henry's, where, at least,... Read more

By - 2/24/15 - 9:52 pm
Truck stuck in snow on JFK Street in Cambridge

Will snapped the big truck stuck in a snowbank on JFK Street in Harvard Square around 9:45 p.m.

By - 2/23/15 - 4:53 pm
Get out of our parking space by 4 p.m. or else - in Jamaica Plain

Shamus Moynihan spotted this note on a car on Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain today, and now we're just filled with questions:

What if the driver evacuates the space but doesn't return the gallon jug? What kind of jug was it that it's worth wanting back? And given that it's now approaching 5 p.m., what happened at 4?... Read more

By - 2/23/15 - 4:25 pm
Car backs up onto Brookline library

Brookline Police posted a couple of photos of a car whose driver somehow managed to back it up onto the railings outside the Public Library of Brookline this afternoon. Police report no injuries.

By - 2/23/15 - 2:02 pm

An East Boston man faces OUI charges after a crash in which he somehow managed to avoid plummeting to the ground early Sunday.

According to State Police, Vannak Sao, 33, was heading north on I-93 around 6:25 a.m. on Sunday when he:

Crashed through a light pole, a sign for the exit, and several lengths of chain link fence, launching off the upper deck of

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By - 2/23/15 - 9:11 am
Lights out on Commonwealth Avenue at the BU Bridge

Jonathan Levitt give us a taste of the chaos around 9 when the lights went out on Comm. Ave. by the bridge.

By - 2/22/15 - 8:51 pm
Smashed Prius window on Beacon Hill

Fredly reports he came out today to find his Prius's rear window smashed, the spoiler broken, a fender keyed and what appear to be kick marks. He was parked behind the State House.

Guess someone took the space saver away before I showed up. ... If you shoveled it, you should get to use the space, but if someone takes it, just write a

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By - 2/22/15 - 8:37 pm

The Herald reports Mayor Walsh has ditched Tom Menino's 48-hour rule for saving a parking space, saying these desperate times call for desperate measures.

By - 2/20/15 - 9:27 am
Stuck truck on Summer Street in downtown Boston

Mario N. gives us the bird's eye view of an 18-wheeler that got stuck this morning at Summer and Lincoln streets - the same place where that yacht got stuck in a similar maneuver.

However, he reports that, unlike with the boat, the Boston Fire Department was able to help the driver do the sort of driving that got him out of there.... Read more

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