Parking

By - 3/4/15 - 11:21 am
Smushed car in Charlestown Navy Yard

Looks like last night's snow/sleet/rain was the last straw for Boston buildings. We've had a partial roof collapse on Columbia Point and a complete building collapse in Readville. And now this: Cars are being flattened by killer death ice. Kristin MacDougall forwarded this photo of a car flattened like a pancake by snow that fell off a building on 3rd Avenue in... Read more

By - 3/3/15 - 5:54 pm
Giant space saver in Dorchester

A roving UHub photographer captured this girthy space saver on Jones Hill today.

By - 3/2/15 - 8:20 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com offers up one resident's tale of a parking bully.

By - 3/2/15 - 8:21 am

Steve Annear has been following a trash truck through East Boston this morning. And, yes, one guy removed his space saver then put it right back after the truck went by.

By - 3/1/15 - 7:16 pm
Shoveling out a frozen car in the South End

A roving UHub photographer came across a scientist unearthing dramatic evidence today that cars once roamed across what is now Yarmouth Street in the South End.

Scientists next plan to carefully study the meaning of strange protuberances found poking through the ice further down Yarmouth Street:

By - 3/1/15 - 5:16 pm
A note notifying poop bag purveyor his or her address has been turned over to police in Somerville

The flowers and sun are a nice touch.

Note: Post updated to reflect what happened, rather than some stupid assumptions on the part of the author.

A couple days ago, thanks to a roving UHub photographer, we related the tale of a Somerville resident who came out to find a trash can on her car roof and several bags full of dog poo on her windshield for apparently transgressing the unwritten space-saver... Read more

By - 3/1/15 - 11:16 am
Ugly pedestal snow saver

Who's going to park in a space with that demon pedestal staring at them? Kyle photographed it on Bynner Street, near South Huntington in Jamaica Plain, the other day.

By - 2/28/15 - 6:45 pm
Buried vehicle in Dorchester
The sign

Snow mound or car? On Westmoreland Street, the answer would seem clear - if not for the sign sticking out of the snow, as roving UHub photographer Neil found out last night.

Earlier:
There's always that one guy who tries to take the fun out of everything.

By - 2/27/15 - 8:55 pm
Somerville parking vandalism

With all the space savers Somerville has been removing, you just know there's got to be some seething anger bubbling right under the surface of this most earthy crunchy of non-Cambridge towns. And you'd be right, based on the evidence just handed us by a roving UHub reporter, who reports:

Last night in my neighborhood I walked by a car that had a trash

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By - 2/27/15 - 12:14 pm

Boston's DPW announced today it's holding off on the annual re-start of street sweeping until after "streets are cleared to the curb and gutters are free of ice and snow."

Fans of cleaner streets in the North End, the South End and Beacon Hill, where street sweeping normally starts in March, will have to wait for "a thaw and large scale melting," the department... Read more

By - 2/27/15 - 10:46 am
Space savers collected by Somerville DPW

The Somerville Constituent Services Office posted this photo of "a sample" of the space savers removed to date by the city DPW.

By - 2/27/15 - 7:34 am

Southie Spots acknowledges it's time for South Boston residents to face the music and remove their space savers, now that Mayor Walsh has changed his tune and begun beating the drum for less cluttered streets.

By - 2/26/15 - 7:52 pm

The Cambridge DPW is putting parking-space hoarders on notice: Crews will begin removing their space savers starting Monday.

That's just like in Boston, except, unlike across the river, Cambridge doesn't condone space savers at all:

Public Works has not removed space savers during past month because of the demand that record snow clearing operations have placed on personnel and equipment. While snow clearing continues,

... Read more
By - 2/26/15 - 9:11 am
Anti-space-saver message in Brighton

Marty's minions will have a bit less to pick up in Brighton next week, thanks to a vigilante who's already busy removing space savers - and leaving behind notes explaining the situation - as Kricket Feeney shows us.

Somebody is also leaving notes on cars in Cambridge, Cyn Donnelly reports. Of course, being Cantabrigian, the vigilante had to explain in excruciating detail... Read more

By - 2/25/15 - 8:21 pm
Sign urging people to chill out about space saving in Somerville

A Somerville resident posted these signs today. Erin Nolan captured one. How long do you think they'd last in South Boston or JP?

By - 2/25/15 - 8:06 pm

DPW workers will begin removing parking space savers as part of regular trash pickup starting on Monday, the mayor's office announced today.

Mayor Walsh asked residents who have their space savers removed to not simply go into Lord of the Flies mode:

If you spend hours digging out your parking space, you should have access to that space for a reasonable time period. I’m

... Read more
By - 2/23/15 - 4:53 pm
Get out of our parking space by 4 p.m. or else - in Jamaica Plain

Shamus Moynihan spotted this note on a car on Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain today, and now we're just filled with questions:

What if the driver evacuates the space but doesn't return the gallon jug? What kind of jug was it that it's worth wanting back? And given that it's now approaching 5 p.m., what happened at 4?... Read more

By - 2/22/15 - 8:51 pm
Smashed Prius window on Beacon Hill

Fredly reports he came out today to find his Prius's rear window smashed, the spoiler broken, a fender keyed and what appear to be kick marks. He was parked behind the State House.

Guess someone took the space saver away before I showed up. ... If you shoveled it, you should get to use the space, but if someone takes it, just write a

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