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Snow

By - 12/11/17 - 8:49 am

As the snow fell, and then sat there, people filed complaints with the Boston 311 system about unshoveled sidewalks. Below is a map showing where the 123 complaints were filed, current as of late last night: Read more.

By - 12/10/17 - 8:37 pm
Arnold Arboretum sledding

Timothy West captured this scene near the Walter Street entrance to the Arnold Arboretum this afternoon.

By - 12/10/17 - 2:07 pm
No dairy at Porter Square Shaw's

Lisa reports the cream, cheese and yogurt shelves at the Porter Square Star Market were empty today, not because of a frenzied rush by storm-maddened shoppers, but because something made the power go out to that section of the store and workers had to throw everything out.

By - 12/10/17 - 1:05 pm
Public Garden bridge in the snow

Kr McRae took a stroll through the Public Garden last night.

By - 12/9/17 - 11:28 pm
Steve Cooper with Devil Dogs

Local TV stations covered our first snowstorm of the season just like you'd expect: Reporters stood by the side of highways (I-93 in Andover seemed especially popular today for some reason), made snowballs, cleared off cars, climbed snow mounds and stuck rulers in the snow.

And then there was Steve Cooper on Channel 7. Not only was he next to I-93 in Andover, he reported while wearing snow shoes and goggles and holding ski poles - except for the moment captured by KMV, when he swapped out the snow poles for boxes of Devil Dogs and other pastries.

By - 12/9/17 - 10:05 pm
Jamaica Plain space saver in the snow

At 4:33 p.m., somebody sent 311 this photo of a space saver on Forbes Street in JP and demanded the city do something about it:

Someone clearly did not shovel this apt but is taking an ownership of the spot. Please remove this trash can and let the owner know that s/he cannot do that.

By - 12/9/17 - 5:55 pm
Boston Common in the snow

Damaskin looks out over Boston Common late this afternoon.

By - 12/9/17 - 4:50 pm
Snow in Charlestown

Garry Waldeck looks outside in Charlestown.

Earlier in the day, Leslee spotted a shovel crew getting ready on Newbury Street: Read more.

By - 11/29/17 - 10:31 am
Walsh at salt dump off I-93

Walsh addresses winter preparation at DPW salt and equipment area off I-93.

Mayor Walsh said this morning it's steady as it goes for the city's informal rule that lets residents save parking spaces they've shoveled out after the end of a snowstorm serious enough to require declaration of an emergency declaration. Read more.

By - 11/21/17 - 9:54 am
Salt ship unloading in Chelsea

Matt Frank watched a salt ship unload in Chelsea Creek last night in preparation for the winter to come.

By - 9/10/17 - 2:11 pm

Lufthansa says Massport owes it at least $2.8 million for a 747 engine heavily damaged when it sucked in a good part of a snowbank next to a taxiway at Logan Airport in 2015. Read more.

By - 5/17/17 - 9:04 am
Snow at Newton mall

Gary C. spotted this snow pile this morning at the Street (the old lower Chestnut Hill Mall).

By - 3/20/17 - 4:55 pm
Missing space-saver sought in Brighton

One of the perils of using a favorite chair as a space saver is the risk somebody might take it - or report it to the city, which will do the same - as PlunkettPrime shows us in this picture taken today on Academy Hill Road in Brighton.

Earlier:
Snow storm, purloined trash can, space saver anger, cat turds and a handwritten note.

By - 3/18/17 - 2:38 pm
Snowy sailboats in the Charles River

Gary Waldeck stopped to admire the sailboats along the Charles River Esplanade today.

By - 3/15/17 - 3:28 pm
Batman snowman in the Leather District

Keith Dragon forwards a photo of the snowbatman a resident of 111 Beach St. in the Leather District built out of yesterday's snow.

By - 3/15/17 - 11:39 am
Stopped car on the turnpike

State Police report stopping this guy on the turnpike in Weston today, add:

Don't be that guy ...

By - 3/15/17 - 9:04 am

Vivian Again chronicled the varying levels of shoveling in Downtown Crossing this morning.

By - 3/15/17 - 8:58 am
Air conditioner space saver in East Boston

Adam Bonneville shows us one person's space saver on Marginal Street in East Boston.

By - 3/14/17 - 7:14 pm
Apple Pi

Our own Swirlygrrl made an apple pi today.

Out in Wellesley, Bob Brown carved out some time - and snow to commemorate 3/14 in his driveway.