I came at 6:30 this morning and had to shovel out a spot for myself. Yesterday, the custodian said that Danube street was not plowed ALL DAY! Our jobs are difficult enough, having to spend 45 minutes shoveling so I can work is not fair, to the teachers or the students. Had we known that the roads would not be plowed, we would have come yesterday. It is also not safe or passable for the buses.
State Rep. Tony Henriquez followed up, reports:
I just spoke to the city. They are sending a truck. 2 way resident parking makes the street hard to plow.
I watched [a guy] snowblowing snow from his sidewalk in front of 31 Foster St. into the street. I walked over and asked him if he knew it's illegal to blow snow into the street and he said he'd been here for 35 years and this is how we do things and that there's no place to put it. Well, he could blow it into his front yard, which is where I put *my* snow, in compliance with the law.
Space savers out before snows. Resident made threatening comments when attempting to park.
But balance that with this photo of several guys in Southie helping out somebody in a stuck car (and you cynical types, cut it out, I can tell you're thinking they just wanted the space).
A concerned citizen alerts the city to some parking-space anger on Columbia Road between East Cottage and Pond:
left side tires slashed, apparently over parking spot. trash barrel found on roof, snow on windshield. keyed along side, "fuck" scratched on trunk. thanks, Boston.
Note, however, that the car in question is parked in a crosswalk.
Boston is informing people complaining about space savers left over from the last storm that, because of today's storm, the space hogs have another 48 hours of free parking - once the city declares an end to day's snow emergency. One wonders if that answer counts as "successfully closed" in the city's complaint-tracking system.
W.E. David Halbert took this photo this morning:
I am morally opposed to space saving, but give my East Boston neighbor credit for politeness.
Kaz thinks somebody put two bags of dog poop on an up-ended trash can as a protest against space saving, but I like to think somebody put them there as a protest against city crews who were supposed to get rid of space savers this week.