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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Sure, there's still snow in South Boston, but Andy Santos thinks a certain Beacon Hill resident needs a reminder winter officially ended two months ago.
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.
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.
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.
You can find when your street is supposed to be swept, in case you should maybe want to move your car.
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.
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.
Mayor Walsh said today the city will spend $6 million to replace all of its street parking meters with "smart" units in constant communication with BTD - a move officials say will lead to better management of curbside parking.
At a City Hall press conference, Walsh said the money will come from the city's parking-meter fund - collected from existing meters - not the general fund.
Ted Dobbin reports spotting this note yesterday on the remains of a snow mound at 6th and Cambridge streets in East Cambridge. One can only hope it's been there awhile, because to think that it might have just shown up yesterday would be kind of depressing.
Neil the roving UHub photographer spotted this marker on Chelmsford Street in Dorchester today.
A South End resident who came out to find his car on West Rutland Square with a ticket on it yesterday for parking more than a foot from the curb wonders if this is a new way for the city to make money: Create a problem, then dun residents for it.
There is no way to park properly with the snowbanks in the middle of the road.
This is a 2 way street, but the city only plowed out one lane and has left it this way. It is the city's fault that the street is blocked, and now they are trying to profit from it.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the North End/Waterfront Residents Association voted 25-7 to ask the city to give them the same sort of space-saver ban the South End has. The resolution also supports towing cars in the way of street sweepers.
Neighborhood residents saw significant vandalism and threats as a result of these space saving efforts.
K.A. ran across an air conditioner being used as a space saver on Beacon Hill this morning, wonders whether the owner just gave up on the idea of it ever getting warm enough again to need it for its original purpose.
Katia, meanwhile, discovered a microwave slowly emerging on the sidewalk as a Beacon Hill glacier retreats: