Driving

By - 2/2/15 - 11:53 pm
Buried cone in Charlestown

You know those people who put out a cone to save a space before the first flake falls? Kevin Flight shows us what happened to one of them in Charlestown tonight.

By - 2/2/15 - 3:53 pm
Snow stats for area along Roslindale/Hyde Park line

The city today announced a new Web site that lets you look up snow-removal stats across the city and in your neighborhood in particular.

It's interesting, I guess, that as of a few minutes ago, the city has used 50,622 tons of salt and plowed a cumulative total of 136,835 miles of roads, but, to be honest, those numbers are kind of meaningless to... Read more

By - 2/2/15 - 2:18 pm
Stuck truck in the Back Bay in the snow

And today is not one of those days. Jeff Tamagini captured an 18-wheeler stuck in the snow around 12:30 p.m. on Boylston Street by the Hynes.

By - 2/1/15 - 4:11 pm

UPDATE: Unlike last week, trash pickup will NOT be delayed a day. However, crews will hit the road earlier (5 a.m.) to try to stay ahead of the snow.

Mayor Walsh says an official snow emergency goes into effect at 6 a.m., which means people parked on snow routes have until 8 a.m. to move their cars, although based on the latest forecasts,... Read more

By - 1/31/15 - 10:47 am
Dorchester space savers

The Scott space with bonus space savers.

A question from a Dorchester resident who came home to find her space-saving beach chair trapped under somebody else's car got fellow Dorchester resident Tracy Scott to thinking - and expounding. Over the course of a couple of hours on Twitter yesterday, she set down the basic principles of Boston space saving - and answered questions from skeptics. What follows is an edited... Read more

By - 1/30/15 - 12:22 pm
Penguin space saver in Fort Point Channel

Heather Parker says this space saver behind Midway Studios, off Channel Center Street in Fort Point, is in the running for one of the best of the year.

By - 1/30/15 - 8:37 am

Still narrowed lanes, trash pickups and school buses are all combining to bring a bit of downtown gridlock to this more suburban neighborhood. ColdSummer reports:

Traffic is so bad on Hyde Park Avenue MBTA bus riders are getting off and walking 3-4 blocks to Forest Hills Station.

By - 1/29/15 - 7:27 pm
Sign in Davis Square pleads with reader not to steal parking space

Hey, we thought Somerville didn't allow space savers. Mike G. shows us somebody near Davis Square is very protective of his or her parking space.

Last year:
When the space saver really was a baby.

By - 1/29/15 - 7:04 pm
Post Office Square, gridlocked

Richard Lerman had a ringside seat for the gridlock in Post Office Square tonight.

By - 1/29/15 - 4:13 pm
Gridlock in downtown Boston after blizzard

Gridlock at Boylston/Charles/Tremont. Photo by Guglielmo.

Traffic reporter Scott Eck is calling this a chaotic afternoon, with drivers on many local roads just not moving.

One of the worst is Memorial Drive, which is at a complete standstill. Where, specifically? Pretty much from one end to the other.... Read more

By - 1/29/15 - 8:24 am
Snow on a car in Newton

Julia C. was annoyed enough at this roving pile of white death that she saw on Nahanton Street in Newton to report it to the Newton PD.

By - 1/28/15 - 11:51 pm
Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain in the snow

Patty Neal's advice: Just avoid Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain.

By - 1/28/15 - 11:46 pm
South Boston space saver: An ironing board

Eileen Murphy spotted this space saver on L Street in South Boston today.

By - 1/28/15 - 11:32 pm

State Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit a man on Morton Street Saturday night and injured him so badly he was given Last Rites at the hospital. He remains hospitalized in critical condition, State Police say.

State Police say the victim was getting into his own car outside 890 Morton St. around 10:20 p.m. when " he was... Read more

By - 1/28/15 - 10:00 am

UPDATE: O'Connell reports the city will be enforcing the neighborhood ban on space savers.

Sue O'Connnell, co-publisher of the South End News, is outraged this morning over her neighborhood's ban on space savers:

Although good intentioned, the no space-saver movement was not voted on by all members of the South End community. The "decision" to remove space-savers from parking spaces did not take

... Read more
By - 1/27/15 - 11:48 pm
Digging out in Allston

Photographynatalia watched some car digger-outters at work tonight.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/27/15 - 6:25 pm

Mayor Walsh said today:

If you spend 10 hours shoveling out a space, it's your space for a couple of days.

By - 1/27/15 - 5:47 pm

Gov. Baker said he's lifting the eastern-Massachusetts driving ban at midnight, but Mayor Walsh said that doesn't mean everybody should go out and release their pent-up driving urges. He said he's keeping the ban on parking on key roads "until further notice:"

Boston is still in the middle of a winter storm of historic proportions. People should only be driving under emergency circumstances. We are

... Read more
By - 1/27/15 - 12:36 pm

Gov. Baker, now clad in a more appropriate pullover, says the ban is being lifted in the western part of the state, except for the turnpike, but that those of us easta Worcester need to stay off the roads.

State Police report issuing several citations for people ignoring the ban, but add they have yet to have to arrest anybody.

A member of the crack... Read more

By - 1/26/15 - 4:44 pm
North Station crowds in advance of the Blizzard of 2015

Crowds at North Station as North Shore trains delayed. Photo by Andrea Eberly.

UPDATE, 5:50 p.m. The Red Line surrendered in advance of the storm and is now just dead.

With those three words, the National Weather Service begins its latest report on the impending snowpocageddon, one its forecasters say could re-shape parts of the coastline with winds and waves punching out new inlets.

Later in the discussion, the NWS adds:

ITS BOMBOGENESIS BABY!

Downtown emptied early... Read more

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