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By - 2/8/15 - 5:44 pm

The MBTA has announced abbreviated service for Monday that will mean longer waits for trains, even at rush hours. For example, at rush hour, Red Line trains will be scheduled every 14 minutes, instead of the normal 9 minutes; Orange Line trains will arrive every 10 minutes instead of every 6 minutes. Also:

Between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., the MBTA will suspend Red

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By - 2/8/15 - 2:21 pm

Mayor Walsh canceled school for the next couple of days and said a city under a snowy siege is going to get tough with people who refuse to shovel and who are responsible for the near complete gridlock across the city on Thursday and Friday.

Walsh said he plans to meet with interim School Superintendent John McDonough this week to talk about how to make...Read more

By - 2/8/15 - 10:11 am
Spun out car on Walter Street in Roslindale

At 9:30 a.m., John Burger reported Walter Stretet, near the Arnold Arboretum in Roslindale, was pretty slippery.Read more

By - 2/8/15 - 10:04 am
Clean out the fire hydrant, bozo, in Jamaica Plain

Sujei ran across this sign on Paul Gore Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.Read more

By - 2/7/15 - 10:33 pm

It is, of course, to laugh: The latest NWS forecast discussion for the Boston area alerts us:

ANOTHER CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW LOOKS TO OCCUR THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY.

And then, the NWS discussion continues:

WICKED COLD AIR FOLLOWS THIS COASTAL LOW

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By - 2/7/15 - 12:02 pm
Icy Charles River reflecting the early morning sun

Sure, people's muscles ache from shoveling snow, T trains drop like flies, there's no place to park, it's freezing out there and more snow is on the way, but we still have views like the one JB Parrett captured this morning from the Cambridge side of the Charles River.Read more

By - 2/6/15 - 8:05 pm
Too much snow

Southie Spots ran across this plea for mercy at E. 4 and Linden streets in South Boston.Read more

By - 2/6/15 - 3:41 pm

These workers are shoveling snow on the roof of a garage/office building, five stories up, on Lincoln Street today with no safety equipment in sight! Standing right next to the edge! Is this allowed? Someone call OSHA before there is a terrible accident.Read more

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?

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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.Read more

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.Read more

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

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

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.Read more

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.

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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

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