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By - 2/20/15 - 10:27 pm
Can't use the swing at Somerville park

Dr. Rosie Wagner, a Somerville dentist, had little to smile about as she tried out a swing at Kenney Park in Davis Square tonight.

By - 2/20/15 - 3:05 pm
On the roof of Boston Garden

Alex Carlson spotted several people up on the roof of the Garden working on removing snow.

By - 2/20/15 - 3:01 pm
Fast response snow removal in Dorchester

Kevin spotted this mostly buried snow-removal ad in the Baker Square condo complex in Dorchester Lower Mills today.

By - 2/20/15 - 2:15 pm

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.

By - 2/20/15 - 12:05 pm
Harvard Stadium in the snow in Allston

Harvard Stadium yesterday. Photo by Photographynatalia.

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 Alert stays at Yellow/Elevated.

By - 2/20/15 - 11:24 am
Snow pile in Somerville

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 11’9″, the back about 18′ and the two other sides at 27′. And it’s 7’8″ tall. That means it contains 3,113 cubic feet of snow and weighs in at 15,563 pounds or about seven metric tons.

By - 2/20/15 - 11:01 am
Snow tunnel at Wellington station on the Orange Line.

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.

By - 2/19/15 - 4:08 pm
Spanish news site reports on Bostonians throwing themselves out windows

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:
Snow fever in Boston: Dozens of people throw themselves out windows

By - 2/19/15 - 9:46 am

Der Spiegel reports on our space-saver wars:

Schlacht um Parkplätze: Wildwest in Boston
Wer im verschneiten Boston einen Parkplatz freischaufelt, darf ihn für zwei Tage reservieren. Manche Einwohner wollen diese Sitte abschaffen - denn sie hat böse Folgen.

By - 2/19/15 - 8:57 am
Park Drive snow removal

State Bobcat clearing the sidewalk it had just blocked.

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 guy, since Park Drive is owned by DCR:

I had a friendly chat and indicated that all the snow was falling onto the sidewalk. He was nice about it, stepped out of the truck and realized the problem. They are now clearing the sidewalk as I type this up.

By - 2/18/15 - 4:10 pm
Workers on the roof of the Riverside trolley barn

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.

By - 2/18/15 - 2:30 pm
On top of the Government Center garage

Paul Nutting watched a large contingent of workers removing snow from the roof of the Government Center Garage today.

By - 2/18/15 - 12:52 pm
Dig Out, Dine Out

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)

By - 2/18/15 - 12:18 pm
Geology of New England ice

Jim Heedles lives in New Hampshire, but that's close enough to keep his intro relevant to us.

Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 2/18/15 - 9:48 am
Plowed in sidewalk on the Fairmount bridge in Hyde Park

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.

It's no better down the line at Readville station, where Boston Strolls reports sidewalks have gone unshoveled since that first January storm.

By - 2/17/15 - 12:52 pm
Snowman in bathtub

Trina reports she'd had enough.

By - 2/17/15 - 10:28 am
Skeleton with a shovel in Jamiaca Plain

Robert Farrell looked up at his neighbor's house in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 2/16/15 - 9:26 pm

Stephen Bronstein give's us a drone's eye view of Harvard Square (also see Harvard Yard from the air).

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