Blizzard of 2013

By - 2/12/13 - 9:45 pm

Sign vs. chair

A confused citizen in Jamaica Plain seeks guidance from his municipal elders about that 48-hour period after the end of a snow emergency:

Does a parking spot placeholder negate a No Parking sign?

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By - 2/12/13 - 8:05 pm

Sidewalk chair

Cara ran across this chair (well, not literally) in Charlestown tonight.

By - 2/12/13 - 1:27 pm

Flowered space saver

The kidlet and I went in search of creative space savers today. After quickly realizing people in Roslindale are pretty boring (cones, chairs and trash cans, yawn), we headed over to South Boston, of course. They did not disappoint, although I had to shoot... Read more

By - 2/12/13 - 1:09 pm

Andrew Ching shares his ride down Pinckney Street.

Earlier:
Ski Mission Hill.
Downhill racing in Charlestown.

Ed. question: Anybody ski down Metropolitan Avenue in Roslindale?... Read more

By - 2/12/13 - 12:36 pm

Carson Beach boat

A visit this morning confirmed that the weekend blizzard did little to dislodge the sailboat blown onto Carson Beach during Hurricane Sandy.... Read more

By - 2/12/13 - 9:52 am

The MetroWest Daily News reports a Natick man acknowledged in court yesterday he was plowing while drunk on Friday.

By - 2/12/13 - 9:26 am

Plasma space saver

Neal Doyle reports somebody in East Cambridge apparently had a spare plasma TV to use as a space saver this morning.... Read more

By - 2/12/13 - 9:10 am

View from the Pru

Roving UHub photographer Neil roved himself up the Pru yesterday.

By - 2/12/13 - 9:05 am

Beached truck

Mike Bergquist stopped to snap this truck wedged in a snow ridge on Comm. Ave. by Joshua Tree this morning.... Read more

By - 2/11/13 - 10:15 pm

Josh Ormsby videoed his son Aidan, a 7-year-old first grader, on the slopes of New England's newest ski resort.

By - 2/11/13 - 9:49 pm

EVEN THOUGH, TECHNICALLY, LOGAN ONLY HAD 35+ WINDS FOR TWO STRAIGHT HOURS:

BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WERE REACHED AT MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND DURING THE STORM ON FEBRUARY 8 AND 9. THUS IT IS SAFE TO CALL THIS THE BLIZZARD OF 2013 FOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. CERTAINLY PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF THIS EVENT WAS THAT IT WAS MOST DEFINITELY A BLIZZARD.

THE STRICT DEFINITION OF

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By - 2/11/13 - 4:57 pm

But for now, Boston Public School students can rejoice: No school on Tuesday.

By - 2/11/13 - 2:15 pm

Snow interviewCasey being interviewed on her unplowed JP street today by Joe Shortsleeve.

This just in from the mayor's office:

As clean-up continues in the City of Boston, Snow Removal Strike Force teams, comprised of members of the Boston Public Works Department, Boston Transportation Department, Boston

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By - 2/11/13 - 9:35 am

The Daily Free Press reports BU campus police don't have tasers and that what some people thought was a taser was, in fact, a flashlight the cop was using to signal a fellow officer during an Esplanade snowball fight at the height of the storm. Police say the student was captured and released after throwing a snowball in the cop's face.... Read more

By - 2/11/13 - 9:25 am

A train died on each line, a suspicious package showed up on the platform at JFK/UMass, there was a medical emergency at Kendall, commuter rail had snow issues, but, yes, the trains ran (except the Mattapan Line, which was replaced by a bus).

By - 2/11/13 - 9:15 am

Snow toll

Joshua Dawson spotted this ad-hoc toll gate in the Back Bay this morning.... Read more

By - 2/10/13 - 8:57 pm

City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) spent eight hours on snow patrol on a DPW dump truck today. And he apparently took requests:

At 3:39, a constituent tweeted:

standing outside my house no plow in sight- nice thick 6 inch ice ridge in the middle of the street.

About 10 minutes later, she tweeted a truck had just come by.

Jackson replied:

That was me.

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