Parking

By - 1/27/15 - 6:25 pm

Mayor Walsh said today:

If you spend 10 hours shoveling out a space, it's your space for a couple of days.

By - 1/26/15 - 1:19 pm
Elmer space saver in Dorchester

DeannaMae spotted Elmer on Mill Street in Dorchester today.

By - 1/26/15 - 9:38 am
Snow chair with no snow in Allston

A concerned citizen wants this pre-blizzard chair on Imrie Road in Allston removed.

Similar complaint about cones on Homestead Street in Roxbury.

By - 1/24/15 - 12:11 pm
Snow cone in South Boston

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."

Meanwhile, the city responded to this complaint from Elm Street in Dorchester about somebody shoveling snow into the street by sending out... Read more

By - 1/17/15 - 6:15 pm

pahk.boston.gov is the URL (well, one of the URLs) for Boston's new pay-by-phone pahking app. From the people who brought you Wicked Free WiFi, and who no doubt will announce Spahkling Cleah Bubblas in city pahks this summer.

H/t Marilyn Moedinger.

By - 1/12/15 - 3:26 pm

Todd Wallack asks:

How easy is it to find street parking in the South End nowadays?

By - 1/3/15 - 8:44 pm
Space saver on Bowdoin Street in Somerville

With a whole inch of snow on the ground, people who have to journey out are taking no chances. Brian McFadden shows us how a resident of Bowdoin Street in Somerville's Union Square is making damn sure nobody gets that parking space that he spent several painful hours absolutely no time at all shoveling out.... Read more

By - 12/18/14 - 5:18 pm

A Belfort Street citizen complains:

Caller states this is the 3rd occasion where he has been issued a parking ticket but never got the physical ticket placed on his car. He only knows about the ticket when he receives the late notices in the mail with the additional fees. This ticket was issued on November 5, and he is just receiving the letter in

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By - 12/17/14 - 8:14 pm
Parklet marker near Audubon Circle

A concerned citizen reports on the situation on Buswell Street:

There are two of these. They guarded a parklet. Said parklet has begun its winter hibernation but his two friends remain. I just talked to his two friends and they'd like to join Mr. parklet in hibernating before they get snowed on as currently they just block parking spaces.

H/t R.... Read more

By - 12/9/14 - 1:55 pm

Boston Magazine reports how Herb Chambers did just that with some spaces in front of his dealership on Comm. Ave. in Allston.

By - 11/28/14 - 10:55 am

Police say a dispute over a parking space in Revere early this morning ended with the arrival of a SWAT unit after one participant tried to underline his point by firing a gun into the air several times and then refusing to come out of his house when police arrived.

Revere Police say that after firing his gun four times around 1:15 a.m., Jeffrey Moreno,... Read more

By - 11/26/14 - 1:23 pm
No spacesavers in the South End

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

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By - 11/24/14 - 6:21 pm

The company blames troglodyte city officials with their heads up their parking meters, of course, the Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 11/24/14 - 10:30 am

Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports:

11/23 1 am-9am, 19 Mercer, 4 tires slashed on mv, 3 wm's told op they were saving spot he refused to move came back found tires slashed.

By - 10/11/14 - 10:37 pm
Weird space saver in Allston

Winter is coming: A roving UHub photographer noticed this basketball hoop setup being used as a space saver on Kelton Street in Allston tonight.

By - 8/28/14 - 1:20 pm

A man who might not be able to renew his car registration in October because of fines he's being assessed for parking at the Campello station sued the MBTA, LAZ and the collection agency the T is using this week, charging he and many other riders are being unfairly charged penalties even though they actually made the daily payment for parking.

In his suit, filed... Read more

By - 8/22/14 - 4:42 pm

On Wednesday, the City Council voted to ban the Haystack app for finding open on-street parking spaces.

By - 8/20/14 - 12:59 pm

The City Council today voted to ban a phone app that lets users notify other users of impending open parking spaces in Boston - and to back it up with fines of up to $250 per instance.

City Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester), who proposed the ordinance, admitted that he doesn't understand "all apps," but he understands this one just fine. "They were trying to buy... Read more

By - 8/13/14 - 5:06 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the city council could try to ban Haystack, an app that lets users alert others about parking spaces they're leaving. Haystack's tyro of a CEO direly warns that if the council does this, it is consigning Boston to become a provincial backwater of Luddite mistanthropes melancholically wallowing in the past, or words to that effect.

The council replies nobody's... Read more

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