Around 3 p.m., Shaita reported:
Caution: A huge possum was just sitting in the middle of the right lane of Mass Ave in front of the Mary Baker Eddy library.
A man who climbed onto a ledge over the Massachusetts Turnpike near the BU Bridge early this afternoon brought traffic throughout Fenway to a halt as emergency crews tried to talk him out of jumping, which Nick Gilliam reports they did.
Goose watched a tow truck try to pull an overturned SUV off the M Street beach in South Boston tonight.
Jon Wallach took this photo of Soldiers Field Road today.
Can't blame a citizen for trying, in this case a Brighton citizen who looked down today, saw a lack of snow and asked this lady to stop saving a space in front of her Hobart Street home:
She told me the spots were hers and anyone that parked there would regret it.
Meanwhile, across town, a roving UHub photographer captured the scene today on... Read more
After 6 months of feedback from residents, community groups, and transportation advocates, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will provide an update on Tuesday for the Cambridge Street overpass project in Allston.
Tuesday, January 14
Jackson Mann Community Center, 500 Cambridge Street, Allston
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WCVB reports that Mohegan Sun wants casino-only lanes in the Ted Williams for its Suffolk Downs casino.
An irate citizen complains about space savers on Telegraph Street in South Boston:
WTF?! Space holders in VISITOR PARKING?! Come on! The old Mayor's office was do-nothing on this stuff. I hope Walsh has a backbone.
Most people just toss their space savers on the nearest snowbank when they park, but Jed Hresko discovered last night that one person on Townsend Street in Roxbury decided to keep his or her snow chair out of the elements.
Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill remains shut tonight as workers try to repair the damage done by yesterday's water main break.
In addition to the burst main, workers also have to repair a road that buckled under the force of raging mini-torrent that rushed down to Cambridge Street.
Another water main burst this afternoon, this time under Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill, buckling the roadway and sending a flood down the hill onto Cambridge Street, which had to be shut as well. At least this time, no bus or truck got eaten.
Amy Derjue was not thinking nice thoughts about the driver in front of her on Newport Avenue in Quincy this morning.
AMO spotted this potted (and, yes, fake) plant today on Forbes Street in Jamaica Plain.
The Newton Fire Department reports the driver of a mini-van that rolled over on the way from 128 north at the exit to the turnpike this afternoon suffered only minor injuries and declined a trip to a local hospital.
Per the mayor's office. And you know what that means: 48 hours of space-saving frenzy (and then it all stops, right?).
Ed. note: Video NSFchairs at the end.
H/t JR Strauss.
Rory Nolan doesn't have a car, so doesn't need a parking space. Shortly after 5 p.m., he reported he cleared three spaces in the street:
Seeing how long it takes some1 to take or mark it. Let's go.
Around 7:30, he reported:
Going on 3 hours and it's still open. Difference between Allston and Southie.