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Snow

By - 2/13/16 - 2:42 pm
Space saver on Church Street

People keep calling in and posting complaints to 311 about space savers. A concerned citizen files a report on Church Street in Dorchester:

The city has removed space savers on this street and these residents just keep putting more out.

By - 2/9/16 - 5:36 pm
Collected cones and other space savers

The city of Boston displays some of the cones, trash cans and other space-saver detritus now piling up at a public-works yard as city crews continue to collect space savers that weren't supposed to be put out.

Presumably, the growing pile will melt by mid-July, no doubt aided by whatever's behind that radiation sticker on the dumpster.

By - 2/9/16 - 11:16 am

City officials have started looking at ways to provide snow-shoveling services to elderly and disabled residents who can't shovel their sidewalks and who can't find or afford somebody to do the work for them.

At a hearing this morning, though, City Council President Michelle Wu said the city should look at going even further - and investigate the costs of just clearing all 1,600 miles of the city's sidewalks. Read more.

By - 2/9/16 - 8:31 am
Yaz in the snow

Steve captured Yaz in the snow early this morning. Truck Day is, of course, tomorrow.

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

By - 2/8/16 - 6:10 pm

Chris reports that after seeing this guy on Harrison Avenue in the South End, he didn't feel as bad about his own commute.

By - 2/8/16 - 10:51 am

A City Council committee is scheduled to consider exempting elderly and disabled homeowners from the requirement to shovel their sidewalks at a hearing Tuesday morning.

Councilor Michael Flaherty's Council on Government Operations starts its hearing at 10 a.m. in the council's fifth-floor chambers in City Hall.

Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) proposed the measure due to the health risks associated with snow shoveling.

By - 2/8/16 - 8:46 am

BPS really needs to have Tory Bullock do their snow-cancellation calls: Read more.

By - 2/8/16 - 8:00 am
Satellite image of the snowstorm hitting Boston

This is what the storm hitting us today looks like from the GOES satellite. The movie (MP4) version of the storm forming is pretty impressive.

By - 2/7/16 - 2:21 pm
Dogs running in the snow in Peters Park in Boston's South End

John McLachlan photographed the photographer - and two dogs - at the South End's Peters Park the other day.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/7/16 - 1:12 pm
Long lines at Wachussett Mountain

Dave reports:

Tough day at Wachusett. Summit lift down after car acc caused power surge & fried elec. in lift

By - 2/7/16 - 9:44 am
Forest Hills Cemetery in the snow

Forest Hills Cemetery Saturday morning. Photo by Susan Stange. See it larger.

UPDATE: Make that a winter-storm warning and up to a foot.

The NWS says a winter-storm watch goes into effect at 7 a.m. on Monday and advises:

ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO MODIFY TRAVEL PLANS.

WCVB adds:

The storm system set to arrive Monday is going to pack a huge punch, with areas around Boston and Cape Cod expected to get the most snow.

By - 2/6/16 - 7:45 pm
Boston workers picking up space savers after snow storm

Despite what the city was telling at least one Brighton resident, people didn't have 48 hours for saving a space they'd marked. Jenna spotted this DPW truck on O Street in South Boston this afternoon with the bed full of cones and other items people had used as space savers.

Gordon Bedford wonders if the city will use all the cones for a Burning Man-like structure and set it ablaze.

By - 2/6/16 - 1:38 pm
Stupid space savers in Brighton

You may recall how, on Thursday, the city announced there was no snow emergency and don't even think of putting out space savers (then repeated the message as the snow began to fall yesterday), let alone for the post-emergency 48 hours.

And yet, when some concerned citizen reported these two space savers on Colborne Road in Brighton (and not even shoveled out, for Chrissakes), the city replied: Read more.

By - 2/6/16 - 10:52 am
West Roxbury covered in snow

Daniel Guzman is enjoying the morning in West Roxbury.

Alyssa Frey, however, reports she's nervous about all those branches hanging on wires as she drives around West Roxbury and South Brookline.

By - 2/5/16 - 6:03 pm
Boston skyline after snowstorm

Mark Pijanowski marveled at the sunset around 4:56 p.m. today.

By - 2/5/16 - 2:59 pm
Space-saving toilet in East Boston

S. Starr witnessed this space-saving toilet placed on Trenton Street before the snow really started this morning.

By - 2/5/16 - 12:56 pm
Big tree limb on top of mini-van in Brighton

Kelly Packard shows us the large tree limb that came down on a mini-van and across part of Commonwealth Avenue at Leamington in Brighton.

By - 2/5/16 - 12:51 pm
Pipe work on Charles Street in Boston

For the past few days, workers have been doing something with a large pipe under Charles Street and into the Public Garden. Manish Sinha gives us a view of the work in the snow today.

By - 2/5/16 - 12:31 pm
Pink flamingos in the snow

Rogue Statistician reports:

Local fauna appear to be weathering the storm well near Sullivan Square.

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