Parking

By - 2/6/16 - 1:38 pm
Stupid space savers in Brighton

You may recall how, on Thursday, the city announced there was no snow emergency and don't even think of putting out space savers (then repeated the message as the snow began to fall yesterday), let alone for the post-emergency 48 hours.

And yet, when some concerned citizen reported these two space savers on Colborne Road in Brighton (and not even shoveled out, for Chrissakes), the city replied: Read more.

By - 2/5/16 - 2:59 pm
Space-saving toilet in East Boston

S. Starr witnessed this space-saving toilet placed on Trenton Street before the snow really started this morning.

By - 2/4/16 - 8:48 pm

The city of Boston tweets:

No parking ban has been declared. There should be no space savers on our City's streets.

By - 1/26/16 - 8:34 am
Space saver on Glen Street in Jamaica Plain

J shows us a space saver on Glen Road in Jamaica Plain.

Meanwhile, over in Dorchester, an outraged citizen filed a 311 complaint last night: Read more.

By - 1/25/16 - 2:44 pm

Around 2:40 p.m. outside 69 Nightingale St., near Wales. Police are looking for a black man with short hair and a puffy coat, who drove away.

By - 1/25/16 - 2:36 pm
Sebastian the Space Saver

If you don't use Facebook, or haven't been on it in a couple of weeks, then you have no idea what the city of Boston today is riffing on. And you're probably better off for that. And enough with the space savers.

By - 1/25/16 - 10:33 am

Posted early this morning on the East Boston Open Discussion on Facebook (you have to be logged into Facebook to see it and its comments):

TO THE PERSON THAT SLASHED MY TIRE YOU LEFT YOUR FINGERPRINTS ALL OVER THE TRASHCAN YOU LEFT TO SAVE YOUR SPOT AND I HAVE YOUR TRASH CAN IF YOU WANT IT BACK COME GET IT THE POLICE WILL BE KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR TODAY IT IS A COMPANY TRUCK AND I AM NOT WORRIED THE TIRE CAN BE REPLACED

By - 1/25/16 - 9:14 am
Angry note in East Boston

Man, remember the days when we waited for the snow to get at least two feet high before getting this angry? A disgusted citizen on Prescott Street in East Boston complains:

This is the note we found on our window this morning. Please address that space-savers are not allowed after not shoveling and only getting 4 inches of snow.

Read more.

By - 1/11/16 - 9:57 pm

Homeowners on DeSoto Road and Willers Street in West Roxbury have filed petitions with the Boston Transportation Department for resident-permit parking on the streets. Read more.

By - 12/12/15 - 2:21 pm
Space savers on Howland Street in Roxbury

A concerned citizen has no words for this photo of two space savers on Howland Street in Roxbury yesterday.

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.

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