Parking

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

By - 7/23/14 - 10:02 am
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By - 7/21/14 - 1:57 pm

Clinton Blackburn doesn't follow the Red Sox and he's not much of a fan of the signs that Brookline's put up on certain streets about how people have to pay more for parking on game nights, such as the one on which he got a ticket while just trying to get some Chengdu dry hot chicken at Sichuan Gourmet:

“Red Sox parking available” doesn’t

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By - 7/15/14 - 2:21 pm

Mayor Walsh says he loves him some apps, but not one that alerts people to the nearest metered parking spaces - and let's them alert other users that they're about to leave. In a statement today, the mayor says the city will fight Haystack, which recently launched in Boston

In a statement, he says:

At this time, we are not engaged with Haystack in

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By - 6/26/14 - 1:50 pm

An annoyed citizen complains about what has become a nightly ritual on Haynes Street in East Boston:

Commercial vehicle in resident parking, vehicle is parked overnight, everynight, shows up and struggles to parrellel park for 15-20 minutes with loud back-up beeper despite scores of neighbors screaming and yelling at him. He swears at them and walks away.

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By - 5/5/14 - 8:35 pm

A concerned singer writes:

The city replies:

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By - 4/16/14 - 7:20 am
Space savers in South Boston

Erikk Hokenson shows us the scene at I and Marine this morning.

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