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.Read more
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
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
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
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
Yeah, about that. Looks like a plow driver completely covered it up with snow boulders, so, as Molly Lanzarotta reports, Fairmount Line riders and people looking to get from one side of the train tracks and the Neponset to the other have to walk in the street again.
UPDATE: MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott said this afternoon the authority will seek federal disaster aid and that it could be 30 days - yes, 30 - before the T is fully operational again, but only if we don't have another blizzard.
The MBTA says service on the T will be about the same as today, MassDOT says: The Red Line will run...Read more