By - 11/14/15 - 12:10 pm
Stupid Boston parking ticket

An aggrieved citizen is fed up with the city's pay-by-phone app for parking spaces - and the city meter watchers who ignore it: Read more.

By - 11/9/15 - 10:19 pm

Boston Magazine reports. What does that say about the endless debate about how much parking new residential buildings should have?

By - 11/3/15 - 2:27 pm

That's what somebody's asking for a space in the Brimmer Street garage, the Bates Real Estate Report reports, adding that makes it more expensive on a square-foot basis than that $37-million penthouse at the Millennium Tower. Don't worry, though: It's heated.

Via Boston Magazine.

By - 10/30/15 - 5:18 pm
Mayor Walsh plays board hockey

After an invigorating game of bubble hockey in the South End today, Mayor Walsh announced the expansion of the city's ParkBoston app to all of the city's 8,000 parking meters. Read more.

By - 10/25/15 - 1:25 pm
Reserved parking space in Charlestown

A distressed citizen complains about the new ZipCar-only parking spaces on Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown: Read more.

By - 10/19/15 - 12:57 pm
Copy of a note left on a car on Cottage Street in East Boston

We can only imagine what was in the original note left on the windshield of this car on Cottage Street up on Jeffries Point, that this note - captured by Sean M. - is in response to. But given that the car still has New York plates and inspection stickers, and given that this is Boston, we have a pretty good idea.

By - 9/24/15 - 11:35 am

Mayor Walsh said this morning that city officials are looking to base how much motorists pay at a meter based on where and when they're parking.

In a speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Walsh said these "flexible rates" could dramatically reduce the time motorists spend searching for spaces - which they would do by driving off those unwilling or unable to pay peak rates. Read more.

By - 9/3/15 - 8:25 pm

An outraged citizen kvetches about how the city tries to keep streets clear for street cleaning:

I think it's ridiculous that cars are ticketed AND towed for street cleaning now...what is this North Korea?

Ed. note: Well, not in Charlestown.

By - 8/26/15 - 5:25 pm
A note asking for an explanation of a cone on a car in Brighton

Just because it's not the middle of winter doesn't mean we have to go without confounding parking notes. Brad Burns found this note - and attached pen on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton today.

By - 7/24/15 - 11:03 am
Proposed Telford Street building

Architect's rendering, Telford Street.

The new owner of a Brighton parcel that already has approval for a condo building is asking the BRA to let it cut the number of parking spaces in half and add five additional units. Read more.

By - 7/22/15 - 8:10 am

South Boston has a parking problem. Excel High School on G Street thinks it has an answer: Let residents park in its lot overnight - for $1,200 a year.

Eileen Murphy posted a copy of the notice for the Aug. 5 meeting the school is holding on the proposal - in which 60 spaces would be set aside for evening and weekend parking by the winners of a parking lottery, who would be billed quarterly.

By - 6/30/15 - 11:01 pm

I may be wrong but I think New Jersey has the same no parking in front of hydrant laws. I watch them park this car on Marlborough St and just walk away. At first I thought they would be quick (still not cool) but an hour later they came back to check on the car and left again!

By - 6/30/15 - 9:01 pm

A concerned citizen complains about a 128i parked too far from the curb on Gates Street in South Boston:

This BMW is parked like you would think a person driving a BMW would park.

By - 4/9/15 - 2:58 pm

Mayor Walsh today signed an ordinance raising the fines for parking in resident-only spaces around Fenway Park on game days from $40 to $100 - just one day after the City Council approved the idea.

The increased fine will remain in place through the end of the year - after which city officials will evaluate them to see if it worked to free up spaces for Fenway residents. The $100 tickets will be doled out to cars without resident stickers starting two hours before a game and ending two hours after.

By - 4/8/15 - 1:08 pm

The City Council today approved a proposal to increase the fines for non-residents parking in resident-only spaces around Fenway Park from $40 to $100 during Red Sox games.

Councilor Josh Zakim, who represents the neighborhood, said the measure should help residents with parking stickers who come home to find all the on-street spaces filled with Sox fans - many of whom find a $40 fine a decent price to pay for game parking.

The measure, which requires the mayor's approval, would run through Dec. 31 as a pilot program.

By - 4/6/15 - 2:38 pm
Eight hours of shoveling marked on a cone on Ruthven Street in Roxbury

An annoyed citizen complains about the space savers still in place on Ruthven Street, including this one, marked by somebody who apparently thinks eight hours of shoveling is worth a couple months' free parking.

By - 3/31/15 - 8:50 am

You can find when your street is supposed to be swept, in case you should maybe want to move your car.

By - 3/30/15 - 2:07 pm
Michelle Wu and son Blaise at Boston City Council hearing on snow removal

Councilor Wu asks about snow removal as son Blaise takes a break (via Boston City TV).

City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) says it might be time for the city to make its peace with space savers - and make some money by selling official City of Boston space savers.

At a hearing on snow removal today, McCarthy said the idea, proposed by a constituent, has grown on him. In an era when some people would put out "furnaces and toilets" to spite trash workers tasked with removing their space savers, the city could bring in extra revenue for snow and trash removal via official space savers, he said.

By - 3/30/15 - 8:31 am
Space saver in a Jamaica Plain parking lot

Manu spotted this space saver this morning in a parking lot off Heath Street near the Jackson Square T stop.

I'm confused, I thought we were in spring already.