Ryan captured the ice formations on the back of his apartment building in Roxbury today.
Scraping by in Boston is a blog by, well, somebody who was already scraping by when we got hit by all the business-closing snow:
We don't have sick time or vacation days, so we don't get paid if we can't come in due to illness, snow, transit being shut down, job being closed for the day, or needing to care for a child. We... Read more
This print, from the BPL archives, shows a British steamer leaving Boston Harbor through ice, thanks to local merchants:
This print, representing the B & N. A Royal Mail steam ship Britannia, John Hewitt, commander, leaving her dock at East Boston on the 3d of February 1844 on her voyage to Liverpool, is respectfully dedicated by the publishers to the merchants of Boston who... Read more
The Globe reports a city worker purged 9,000 snow and ice complaints earlier this month even though the city hadn't actually done anything about them. Mayor Walsh tells the Globe, yeah, that was a mistake.
Kathleen O'Donnell looked across a solid surface on Fort Point Channel this morning.
Alex Carlson spotted several people up on the roof of the Garden working on removing snow.
Kevin spotted this mostly buried snow-removal ad in the Baker Square condo complex in Dorchester Lower Mills today.
Twitter comes to us with this example of why parking in someone else's spot is "Not OK". From the looks of the windshield sticker, it's an out-of-state car, probably belonging to someone not familiar with quaint local custom.
You know, the usual. The latest NWS forecaster's discussion for the Boston area says we should get some snow on Saturday, maybe followed by freezing rain on Sunday (or maybe just more snow), followed by bitter cold, followed, possibly, by ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM Tuesday night, although it's possible that storm might just blow out to sea first. So, yes, the French Toast... Read more
Guess when this snow pile in Somerville will melt and you could win a $25 Union Square Donuts gift certificate:
The pile is trapezoidal in shape, with the front side coming in at 11â€™9â€³, the back about 18â€² and the two other sides at 27â€². And itâ€™s 7â€™8â€³ tall. That means it contains 3,113 cubic feet of snow and weighs in at 15,563 pounds... Read more
Boston Bike Party show us the tunnel a determined group of bicyclists with shovels dug out of a snow mound at the Wellington T stop - where the T dumped snow right on a bike path.
JB Parrett walked along the Charles today.
In addition to our parking wars, media outlets overseas are also loving the people-jumping-out-of-windows story (which probably nobody would have even thought to pick up if the mayor hadn't complained about it). Take, for example, this story by La Libertad, in Madrid:
The mayor asked them to stop:... Read more
Snow fever in Boston: Dozens of people throw themselves out windows
Der Spiegel reports on our space-saver wars:
Schlacht um ParkplÃ¤tze: Wildwest in Boston
Wer im verschneiten Boston einen Parkplatz freischaufelt, darf ihn fÃ¼r zwei Tage reservieren. Manche Einwohner wollen diese Sitte abschaffen - denn sie hat bÃ¶se Folgen.
Meanwhile, you know it's bad when the Daily Mail is running photos of Boston space savers.
Also, the Daily Mail doesn't know... Read more
Mollasaurus wonders who printed up these cards now floating around the T.
Last night, Vasant Marur was out for a stroll along Park Drive when he noticed guys in Bobcats clearing snow from the roadway by pushing it into mounds along the curb, where it promptly rolled onto the previously clear sidewalks, blocking them.
But rather than just take a photo and tweet about it, Marur looked for the supervisor of the operation - a MassDOT... Read more
Not all T maintenance workers are clearing tracks. As Sybil shows us, a number were busy today clearing snow off the roof of the Riverside trolley facility.
Paul Nutting watched a large contingent of workers removing snow from the roof of the Government Center Garage today.
Boston restaurant owners facing empty tables due to all that snow are using social media to advertise new discounts to entice customers out of their igloos.
They're posting nightly specials to #digoutdineout - an idea whipped up by Kevin Long of Big Night Entertainment Group (Empire, Red Lantern and GEM)
Several top restaurants and hospitality firms in Boston and Cambridge have joined the effort,... Read more