Blizzard of 2013

By - 3/6/13 - 10:09 am

MuckRock has put together an interesting chart and map based on data about tickets issued by city inspectors for failing to shovel sidewalks after the February blizzard.

Via Matt Carroll.

By - 2/26/13 - 4:55 pm

Show some respect

A fed-up citizen grouses that three weeks after the blizzard, this space saver on East Cottage Street in Dorchester needs some D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T.... Read more

By - 2/23/13 - 2:44 pm

Get rid of this space saver

Compare this note left on a space saver, captured by Stephanie-Marie in Roslindale today, with this note, left on somebody's car whose driver dared to move a space saver in South Boston yesterday.... Read more

By - 2/22/13 - 8:52 am

Watch and listen (audio NSFW).

Don't worry, Bostonians, Masshole Carl Spackler here works (worked?) in Lowell, WBZ reports.

By - 2/20/13 - 9:10 am

12 Channel St.

A roving UHub photographer forwards this picture, taken around 4:40 p.m. yesterday, of the handicap parking spaces outside 12 Channel St., an Innovation District building owned by the BRA and EDIC.

They haven't plowed their handicap spaces since the blizzard.

... Read more
By - 2/17/13 - 3:10 pm
Snow statue

Nestochan observed this statue on Montrose Street in Roxbury.

By - 2/16/13 - 7:28 pm

Chansky's in Brighton kept track of the top daily purchases in the days just before, during and just after the blizzard.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 2/16/13 - 11:40 am

Keyboard space saver

Marcelo, a roving UHub photographer, spotted this keyboard-stand space saver on Sanderson Place in Brighton this morning.

Earlier:
Random pianos will appear in random places this year.... Read more

By - 2/15/13 - 9:53 am

The mayor, who apologized to locals a couple days ago about the pace of snow removal, went on national TV this morning and gave the city an A+ for snow removal.

By - 2/14/13 - 6:33 pm

It's official: We suck. Boston Police report seven cases of post-blizzard parking-space vandalism across the city this week.

In most of the cases, tires were slashed. In one case, a window was smashed. In another, a plastic sawhorse was heaved at a car door. Two examples:

About 10:49AM, on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a radio call involving

... Read more
By - 2/14/13 - 1:58 pm

Caught in Southie reports, although since this is South Boston, naturally they were seen as bad guys and were caught and confronted and forced to put some of the chairs back instead of getting a proclamation from the city.

By - 2/14/13 - 9:42 am

We learn that from the city's response to a citizen complaint about a potted-plant space saver in Charlestown.

By - 2/14/13 - 8:58 am

A space saver in Jamaica Plain

Katken ran across this space saver in Jamaica Plain yesterday:

Much better than the usual orange cone, or broken chair, or the ubiquitous trash barrel.

Earlier:
Something needs to be done about the nouveau gauche in the South... Read more

By - 2/13/13 - 2:33 pm
Gauche sign in the South End

A shocked South End resident cannot believe this sort of sign is now popping up on places like West Brookline Street:

This is a highly disturbing sign. South End Neighborhood Associations do not support space savers. Please have DPW begin removing these items.

By - 2/13/13 - 2:15 pm

Video by Tailgate Jones; shot on Saturday.

Via Julie Cordeiro.

By - 2/12/13 - 9:49 pm

An outraged citizen reports from E. 4 St. in South Boston:

Spent 1.5 hours shoveling my elderly grandfather out in Southie. This New Yorker comes along and moves his statue and takes his spot! Give him a nice fat ticket courtesy of Menino! Yankees suck!

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