Heidi Schneider captured the scene on one South Boston street yesterday.
Several days of running rented snow melters nearly nonstop at the city snow farm in the Marine Industrial Park have helped chop down the snow mountains to size, Conventures reports.
Across the harbor, roving UHub photographer Chris Dagdigian watched a couple of the beasts at work outside Terminal C (the white streaks are reflections of lights in the terminal, not incoming laser beams):
Southie Spots reports Santa and one of his elves were walking around South Boston today helping people dig out their cars - no charge.
Paul Levy, the first director of the MWRA, writes it's pretty silly to let Boston dump snow into a snow farm right on the water but not let it just push the snow into the harbor - when it's going to melt into the water anyway.
Southie Spots ran across this plea for mercy at E. 4 and Linden streets in South Boston.
A concerned citizen was outraged to see a janitor at the Condon School in South Boston shoveling snow off the sidewalk and onto the street:
I understand the need for the safety of children but what about the rest of us? They have backhoes and trucks removing snow all night and our sidewalks are piled high and now our streets are full of snow... Read more
Pregnant women don't have time for that passive-aggressive shit and just go straight for the kill. Somebody posted this note on W. 7 Street in South Boston yesterday, and it raises a couple of questions:
- What did she do?
- Is her spouse/SO out of town? Because the idea of a pregnant lady having to shovel in the snow just seems wrong, no?
Oh, and... Read more
The folks at Conventures have a bird's eye view of the city snow farm rapidly rising in the seaport area - the snow mounds are up to 20 feet high now.
Speaking on the WGBH program Boston Public Radio Friday afternoon, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the city would not take property by eminent domain to facilitate a 2024 Olympics bid.
â€śThis is the first time Iâ€™ve publicly used the words eminent domain, and I am not going to be using powers to remove businesses because of an Olympic bid,â€ť Walsh told hosts... Read more
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.
Eileen Murphy spotted this space saver on L Street in South Boston today.
Senator Eileen Donoghue .. claimed the high costs associated with..becoming a host city would be outweighed by the economic gains from increased tourism and business.
Ken Hudak reports this SUV was apparently left open like that all night - owner's fortunate, at least, that the winds were blowing the snow out as fast as they were blowing them in.
Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.
A concerned citizen kvetches about a snow cone on E Street between W. 7 and Tudor streets in South Boston this morning:
Some idiot has already started with a space saver. Please remove.
The city reports the issue has been "resolved."
In think teach transform Molly Richard writes:
"The debate around Boston hosting the Olympics has many asking, â€śWhat makes a world-class city?â€ť
Boston2024, the private entity that bid Boston to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, would like us to think a world-class city emerges from the benefits incurred by Olympic host cities. However, in a public meeting last... Read more
Our own Swirlygrrl noticed the revised sign above Fort Point last night.
A 19-unit condo development proposed to replace an old horse-trolley barn between E. 5 and E. 6 streets in South Boston would come with a 33-lot parking garage, according to the developers' filing with the BRA.
Aidan Gregory Feeney and Brendan Feeney of Feeney Brothers Excavation want to replace commercial buildings at 815 E. 5 and 812 E. 6 streets with ten-unit and a nine-unit... Read more
Developers Kris Meola and Ryan Sillery of City Point Capital plan to buy the shuttered Stadium Sports Bar & Grill at 232 Old Colony Ave. so they can tear it down and replace it with roughly 20 condominiums.
Meola and his attorney, Carolyn Conway, appeared before the Boston Licensing Board today to seek permission to include the old bar's liquor license in the property... Read more