A wary citizen complains about snow piled up on a ledge at the top of 40 Beach St. in Chinatown:
A wall of maybe a bankers box sized chunk of snow fell onto The street and almost onto a young woman with a baby carriage. Another almost fell on to me. There is more snow up there and I can see from the look... Read more
From downtown office towers to apartments across the city, Boston firefighters were kept busy tonight dealing with sprinkler systems failing under the onslaught of cold temperatures.
Firefighters went floor to floor in the 33-story 44 Federal St. tonight, ordering all unnecessary workers out of the building after they shut the entire building's sprinkler system due to a leak.
Around the same time, firefighters responded to... Read more
The Globe reports MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott will urge her board this week to hire a French company, Keolis, to run commuter rail, rather than re-upping with MBCR, the company that now runs the trains.
Charlene McBride asks:
I wonder if a French company running the commuter rail could bring us the bar car?... Read more
Today, #SnowCrew dug out 24 elderly and disabled neighbors but 32 others still need help digging out after the storm.
Here are the top 5 things you can do to help them get dug out:
Cold-weary Bostonians seeking a little diversion at the Loews found themselves back out on a frigid Tremont Street late this afternoon when a pipe burst and the megaplex was evacuated.
Earlier, the Prudential Center mall developed an impromptu waterfall when a pipe burst. Chico's was ruined, Julie Loncich reports.
NorthendWaterfront.com posts photos of flooding along the waterfront today, including Long Wharf (above) and Columbus Park.
The sea level rise from Boston Harbor appeared worse than that seen during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 despite significantly less wave action. For example, todayâ€™s high tide showed a record level of water intrusion on the harborwalk at Christopher Columbus Park. Sea level rise and Bostonâ€™s rising tides... Read more
The November Project is a group for people who want to exercise in the winter months - outside. Around 6 a.m., members congregated on Summit Avenue and shoveled random people's walks and driveways - then ran down the park at the top of the hill that gives the street its name.
Wicked Local Brookline has more.
Per the mayor's office. And you know what that means: 48 hours of space-saving frenzy (and then it all stops, right?).
Ed. note: Video NSFchairs at the end.
H/t JR Strauss.
That's Jim Correale of East Boston on the left discussing our supertempesta live on Italy's RAI network today.
The Duxbury Fire Department posted this photo of a National Guard vehicle going upstream on Gurnet Road this morning.
So how cold is it? It's so cold even the birds are flocking inside to stay warm, as Eric Maki discovered in the Harvard Square CVS.
As Rich Davey predicted yesterday, the T has been having problems with the cold this morning. Red Line trains kept dying south of the city, leading to massive delays and eventually bustitution.
Several commuter-rail lines had weather-related delays as well, although, ironically, the Needham Line ran on time.
Rory Nolan doesn't have a car, so doesn't need a parking space. Shortly after 5 p.m., he reported he cleared three spaces in the street:
Seeing how long it takes some1 to take or mark it. Let's go.
Around 7:30, he reported:
Going on 3 hours and it's still open. Difference between Allston and Southie.
Ami Chitwood reports from Roslindale:
Who steals shovels off our porch during a snowstorm? We're the people who dig out other people on the street ... Have no idea how we are going to dig out neighbors. Won't resort to stealing though. Just don't get it. What's particularly weird is they left behind their small shovel - like they were trading up? Sigh. Snow... Read more