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By - 2/5/15 - 8:43 am
Shoveling snow into the street in South Boston

A concerned citizen was outraged to see a janitor at the Condon School in South Boston shoveling snow off the sidewalk and onto the street:

I understand the need for the safety of children but what about the rest of us? They have backhoes and trucks removing snow all night and our sidewalks are piled high and now our streets are full of snow

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By - 2/4/15 - 10:18 pm
Ed Coppinger shoveling a bridge in West Roxbury

State Rep. Ed Coppinger (West Roxbury) despaired of the state ever shoveling the Park Street bridge over the Needham Line. So tonight, he and a volunteer went out with shovels and dug a path so people don't have to worry about slipping and killing themselves on it.

MassDOT ignored - We deserve better.

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By - 2/4/15 - 8:30 am
Cab stuck on the East Boston Greenway

At first glance, John's photo of a cab stuck in the snow in East Boston this morning seems to paint a pretty awful picture of the sad state of snow plowing in East Boston.

Until you realize that the cab is not stuck on an actual road, but on the East Boston Greenway, which is a walking and bicycling path on what used... Read more

By - 2/4/15 - 8:00 am

Pregnant women don't have time for that passive-aggressive shit and just go straight for the kill. Somebody posted this note on W. 7 Street in South Boston yesterday, and it raises a couple of questions:

  • What did she do?
  • Is her spouse/SO out of town? Because the idea of a pregnant lady having to shovel in the snow just seems wrong, no?

Oh, and... Read more

By - 2/3/15 - 5:23 pm
Snow farm on the South Boston waterfront

The folks at Conventures have a bird's eye view of the city snow farm rapidly rising in the seaport area - the snow mounds are up to 20 feet high now.

By - 2/3/15 - 11:50 am

Photographynatalia spotted the welcoming lights of Lee's 2 Market at Comm. Ave. and Allston Street during the storm last night.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/3/15 - 11:43 am
Fence coated in ice

Jared captured the city's latest outdoor artwork this morning.

By - 2/3/15 - 10:33 am

The Globe's Andrew Ryan reports police officers will be instructed to order down anyone they see atop a snow pile during tomorrow's Patriots victory parade.

By - 2/3/15 - 9:27 am
Stuck Green Line riders at Kenmore Square

Green Line riders look for the shuttle buses promised at Kenmore. Photo by Gabi Schaffzin.

It's so bad the "next train" signs aren't working. All lines are experiencing delays, but the Red Line is the worst of them all, according to a T spokesman:

A week of constant exposure to frigid temperatures, ice, and record snowfall has taken a major toll on the MBTA's vehicles and infrastructure. Rail service, particularly on the Red Line and Commuter Rail, will be severely

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By - 2/2/15 - 8:09 pm
Inside the Cambridgeside igloo

Somebody in Cambridgeport is listing an igloo on Airbnb - and at just $10 a night, it's a steal:

This is an igloo.

Yes. It is very cool. Juno made it.

Comfortably fits 1, or 2 if curled up. You can use the house bathroom and kitchen if you need. Tarp and yoga mattress provided. You'll need to bring your sleeping bag.

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By - 2/2/15 - 5:27 pm

Too much snow on the ground, too much cold, the Mayor says:

Due to today's bad weather and the worsening forecast for tonight, the New England Patriots and the City of Boston have made the mutual decision to postpone the victory parade until Wednesday, February 4 at 11 a.m.

By - 2/2/15 - 3:53 pm
Snow stats for area along Roslindale/Hyde Park line

The city today announced a new Web site that lets you look up snow-removal stats across the city and in your neighborhood in particular.

It's interesting, I guess, that as of a few minutes ago, the city has used 50,622 tons of salt and plowed a cumulative total of 136,835 miles of roads, but, to be honest, those numbers are kind of meaningless to... Read more

By - 2/2/15 - 2:18 pm
Stuck truck in the Back Bay in the snow

And today is not one of those days. Jeff Tamagini captured an 18-wheeler stuck in the snow around 12:30 p.m. on Boylston Street by the Hynes.

By - 2/2/15 - 1:00 pm

Eventually this guy was rescued by a backhoe pushing him up the hill, but he sat jammed there for at least 45 minutes. No snow chains on Boston plows?

By - 2/2/15 - 9:58 am
Shoveling out a hydrant

Paula Tennyson looked out at the height of the storm to see a woman making sure a hydrant is clear on Comm. Ave. in the Back Bay.

By - 2/2/15 - 9:51 am
Can guy in the snow in Allston

Friolator spotted a bottle and can collector on Braintree Street in Allston this morning.

By - 2/1/15 - 4:11 pm

UPDATE: Unlike last week, trash pickup will NOT be delayed a day. However, crews will hit the road earlier (5 a.m.) to try to stay ahead of the snow.

Mayor Walsh says an official snow emergency goes into effect at 6 a.m., which means people parked on snow routes have until 8 a.m. to move their cars, although based on the latest forecasts,... Read more

By - 2/1/15 - 2:19 pm
Snowdecahedrons in Dewey Square

TrueNE_79 spottted these snowdecahedrons in Dewey Square this morning.

Could they be the work of Dan Sternof Beyer, who sculpted the forms in Porter Square and elsewhere back in 2011? Well, Beyer is a member of New American Art, a collaborative interested in "beautiful, interactive public art," and just take a look at what they posted yesterday on their Tumblr site.... Read more

By - 1/31/15 - 9:27 pm
Snow melter in the Back Bay

Christopher spotted one of those snow melters in action in the Back Bay tonight.

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