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By - 2/19/15 - 9:46 am

Der Spiegel reports on our space-saver wars:

Schlacht um Parkplätze: Wildwest in Boston
Wer im verschneiten Boston einen Parkplatz freischaufelt, darf ihn für zwei Tage reservieren. Manche Einwohner wollen diese Sitte abschaffen - denn sie hat böse Folgen.

Meanwhile, you know it's bad when the Daily Mail is running photos of Boston space savers.

Also, the Daily Mail doesn't know... Read more

By - 2/19/15 - 12:42 am

The MBTA broke in unrelenting record-setting winter weather but to be honest it's often late, unreliable, and long in the tooth year round. Call your state legislators, tell them about your commute and ask them to invest in greater Boston's public transit system.

IMAGE(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk143/nfsagan/MBTA-Broken_zpsfvihrg2i.gif~original)... Read more

By - 2/18/15 - 12:52 pm
Dig Out, Dine Out

Boston restaurant owners facing empty tables due to all that snow are using social media to advertise new discounts to entice customers out of their igloos.

They're posting nightly specials to #digoutdineout - an idea whipped up by Kevin Long of Big Night Entertainment Group (Empire, Red Lantern and GEM)

Several top restaurants and hospitality firms in Boston and Cambridge have joined the effort,

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By - 2/17/15 - 8:34 pm

MB(ecket)TA is a site that twins Beckett quotes with Boston winter photos.

By - 2/17/15 - 3:32 pm

Mayor Walsh just announced the city needs another night to try to remove all that snow from major roads, so until 6 p.m. tomorrow it is, you know, like, well, basically, illegal to park on designated snow emergency routes, not that that's stopping anybody, at least along Washington Street in Roslindale.

The DPW reports it removed 1,200 truckloads of snow last night - bringing us... Read more

By - 2/17/15 - 12:52 pm
Snowman in bathtub

Trina reports she'd had enough.

By - 2/16/15 - 9:34 am

The National Weather Service offices in Anchorage and Taunton exchange a little snow banter:

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By - 2/15/15 - 7:58 pm

LinaMariaGiraldo.com brings us a new time lapse video of the storm, but this time focuses on the awesome neighborhood cleanup!

By - 2/15/15 - 7:09 pm
Charter Street in the North End

Charter Street in the North End this morning. Photo by Patrick McMahon.

So yet again, we were part of the lead story on ABC News tonight. And then, towards the end of the broadcast, the anchor teased a story about "one place that saw the sun for the first time since Halloween. No, it's not Boston."

By - 2/15/15 - 10:30 am

Mayor Walsh said this morning city transportation officials are looking at extending the South Boston emergency one-way plan, in which a number of two-way streets become one way last night, to other neighborhoods.

But first, Walsh said at a press conference - people just need to stay off the streets. Even pedestrians. The high winds and drifting snow and low temperatures are making getting... Read more

By - 2/14/15 - 2:34 pm

If ever there were a silver lining to global warming, it might be the prospect of milder winters. After all, it stands to reason that a warmer climate would generate less snow. But a new MIT study suggests that you shouldn’t put your shovels away just yet.

By - 2/14/15 - 12:38 pm
Boston in the snow as seen from the International Space Station

Astronaut Terry Virts posted this photo of the Boston area from the International Space Station today.

By - 2/13/15 - 2:10 pm

Boston EMS reports transporting nine people to the hospital with carbon-monoxide poisoning since Jan. 26. All have survived, but two needed intensive treatment, Boston EMS and the Boston Public Health Commission say.

City officials say the cases underscore the need for residents to be especially careful in the cold weather: Homeowners should make sure they have working CO detectors and clear away any vents near... Read more

By - 2/13/15 - 10:02 am

Teresa Gorman asks:

What are you doing (listening to, eating, watching, etc) to cheer yourself up during this winter wasteland.

By - 2/13/15 - 9:59 am

Mayor Walsh today issued a statement to clarify his statement yesterday that he thinks the T might have to shut down due to the anticipated weekend blizzard: He was being descriptive, not prescriptive:

The MBTA has faced incredible difficulties over the past few weeks due to the historic amount of snowfall and increasingly cold weather, coupled with an aging system. Closing the T for the

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By - 2/12/15 - 1:45 pm

Yesterday, Boston Police say, officers subdued and arrested a murder suspect who fired at a pursuing officer, without returning fire.

Since. Dec. 31, officers have made several other arrests of people they say either pointed guns at them or appeared to without any of the suspects being shot:

On Feb. 8, officers arrested a Mattapan Square shooting suspect who allegedly started firing again... Read more

By - 2/11/15 - 7:34 pm
Beacon Hill gridlock

E inched past the State House on Beacon Street.

From the North End to Mission Hill this evening, drivers sighed as one as they sat in their steel cans, the luckier ones with podcasts or radio shows to listen to, the worse off with only the brake lights of the car in front of them for company, all victims of a city not designed for cars in the first place, with untold tons of... Read more

By - 2/10/15 - 3:18 pm

Mayor Walsh was the bearer of the bad news - which also includes school going right through June 30. He said school officials are still figuring out what to do if we get more snow days.

Walsh said the T has assured him T buses will be running and that trains will be running on at least a limited schedule.

Walsh made the school announcement... Read more

By - 2/10/15 - 1:02 pm

The 77.3 inches of snow the National Weather Service reports we've gotten so far equals 1.15 Smoots - although we're not sure if that includes an ear or not.

H/t David Bernstein for the suggestion.... Read more

By - 2/10/15 - 11:44 am

And at a feisty press conference, MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott could not rule out further shutdowns if we got more snowstorms. She said she should have a better idea later this afternoon when service can resume.

In contrast to the quiet, subdued Walsh and Baker press conferences, reporters went for the jugular and Scott didn't back down. "Oh, Lord Jesus!" she said at one... Read more

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