Wicked Local Somerville reports Mayor Curtatone is poised to sign a new ordinance under which property owners who fail to shovel snow off their sidewalks will get not just fines but large, colorful placards placed on their doors to let them and their neighbors know just what sort of lowlifes they are.
Neal Gaffey watched the snow come down on Harrison Avenue tonight.
The South End Forum says effective immediately, there's no more cluttering up neighborhood streets with chairs, lamps and just general crap to save parking spaces: A pilot ban on post-snow space saving in the South End has gone permanent.
And instant: Roving members of the neighborhood's many civic groups will be going around collecting any space savers they see.
Although in some other Boston neighborhoods... Read more
Well, we sure dodged that one, didn't we? But the French Toast Alert is staying at Blue/Guarded, thanks to this capital report by the NWS:
THERE IS A LOW PROBABILITY FOR MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND/OR ICE ACROSS INTERIOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.
Didn't the weatherpeople tell us the snow would be limited to extreme northern and western regions, like Maine? So like your furnace going on for the first time of the season, the French Toast Alert was a bit cranky today and late.
David Epstein says there's a chance we could get some light snow Saturday into Sunday.
Erikk Hokenson shows us the scene at I and Marine this morning.
Rubifruite TiwesdÃ¦gs awoke around 5 a.m. in Somerville to this.
A storm right out of the Mutara Sector could be heading our way - or it could miss us entirely. But weatherpeople are concerned enough that we've raised
shields the French Toast Alert Level to Yellow/Elevated.
Regardless of where the storm winds up, though, it's going to have some major "bombogenesis" - a scary word that means a dramatic drop in pressure - as... Read more
The Boston Cyclists Union reports DCR hopes to hold a forum on a review of the department's ice-removal policies for bicycle paths, last updated in 2006.
A DCR spokesman noted the number of bicyclists on state-owned paths, such as along the Southwest Corridor, has increased since then and that the state recognizes "the commitment" of year-round bicyclists.
Area bicycling groups protested this week after... Read more
A number of bicycling groups are reacting to an e-mail exchange over the Southwest Corridor bike lane with by asking why major bike lanes aren't given the same clearing priority as roads.
MassBike takes the issue of snow removal on off-road pathways â€“ and all bicycle facilities - very seriously because many people who ride bikes rely on them for their daily transportation... Read more
Roving UHub photographer Harry Forbes noticed a run on floss at his local Target today. He reports a nearby Stop & Shop was also largely bereft of floss.
Terry Eliasen at WBZ notes that tomorrow's storm involves the dreaded bombogenesis. Wha?
It is basically a fancy term for what happens to a storm when it undergoes a rapid drop in pressure in a very short amount of time. Essentially it goes from a relatively weak, regular old storm, to a monster, norâ€™easter-type system. I am sure most of you have seen... Read more
So it has come to this in Jamaica Plain: A fed-up citizen complains about Weld Hill Street:
In addition to the gazillion space savers that are all along Weld Hill, at 14 Weld Hill there is a small blue car used to save at least 2 spots during the day, then moved to a driveway. there is no parking on the street because of... Read more