Driving

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 - 3/4/15 - 8:14 am

Freeway Jim takes us on a speeded-up journey along the highways, bridges and tunnels around downtown Boston, set to, no, not "Roadrunner," but Boston's first album. With explanatory notes, photos and history inset along the way.

Via Boston Reddit.

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

... Read more
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 - 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 - 2/26/15 - 9:02 am

Jackie Murphy reports on her commute:

Tons of snow hauled away on Gallivan and Morton last night. Huge improvement on roads! Commute yesterday Dot to JP 1.75 hrs, today 28 min.

ColdSummer checks in from Forest Hills:

Hyde Park Ave is Back to NORMAL. Hallelujah . No More Gridlocks

... Read more
By - 2/26/15 - 6:46 am
Stuck truck in East Boston

The driver of an 18-wheeler disregarded or didn't see the signs banning big rigs from left turns at Bennington and Neptune around 6:30 a.m. and got stuck under 1A, just in time to jam up the morning rush hour.

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 - 10:12 am
Moron driver on Storrow Drive

Brian Vogel reports he drove with this guy "from Back Bay to Storrow and onto 93s."

Earlier:
A mobile snowbank on Huntington Avenue.

By - 2/25/15 - 10:11 am

Prescient drivers who brought long books with them had plenty of time to catch up this morning. Hyde Park Avenue into Forest Hills was, once again, a complete mess. It was joined this morning by the West Roxbury Parkway and Arborway/Jamaicaway where delays stretched way back, in turn causing a backup on Walter Street that extended all the way to Henry's, where, at least,... Read more

By - 2/24/15 - 9:52 pm
Truck stuck in snow on JFK Street in Cambridge

Will snapped the big truck stuck in a snowbank on JFK Street in Harvard Square around 9:45 p.m.

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