A question from a Dorchester resident who came home to find her space-saving beach chair trapped under somebody else's car got fellow Dorchester resident Tracy Scott to thinking - and expounding. Over the course of a couple of hours on Twitter yesterday, she set down the basic principles of Boston space saving - and answered questions from skeptics. What follows is an edited... Read more
Caroline Cruise of Dorchester asks:
What's the parking etiquette here: someone parked right on top of my space saver. Beach chair is trapped under their car.
Jed Hresko marveled at the time somebody put into clearing out a parking space for this bicycle on Columbus Avenue in the South End last night.
Oh, ouch: A peeved Dorchester citizen complains about conditions on Woodcliff Street:
Please plow my street when Thomas Menino was alive we would have never experienced nothing like this I am so disappointed and I voted for you!! There are seniors in all the houses and nobody cares.
In response to a citizen complaint yesterday about an unshoveled sidewalk outside the Kerry/Heinz homestead on Beacon Hill, the city said today:
Case Closed. TICKET: Ticket Issued.
Eileen Murphy spotted this space saver on L Street in South Boston today.
So far, this is my favorite timelapse of the storm. Pay close attention to Minute 2:30 when the cleanup begins
Mayor Marty Walsh said at a noon press conference the decision whether to close Boston schools tomorrow will be made later today.
The parking ban on major routes will end at 5 p.m.
Walsh also pleaded with people to stop throwing their damn snow into the streets (paraphrasing here). And he pleaded with younger residents to help shovel out their elderly neighbors.
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Nick Barber created this 40-hour time-lapse video out of 5,000 images, snapped once every 30 seconds on a GoPro camera mounted on a Back Bay roof. The round things are upturned chairs to which a whiteboard with the measurements was zip-tied.
Map showing open requests for snow plowing submitted to the city DPW via the Mayor's Hotline and Citizens connect. Click on a circled number to see more detailed markers.
NOTE: This is not real-time data - the database used to generate the map is updated only once a day.
UPDATE: O'Connell reports the city will be enforcing the neighborhood ban on space savers.
Although good intentioned, the no space-saver movement was not voted on by all members of the South End community. The "decision" to remove space-savers from parking spaces did not take... Read more
Gwen Betts admired the snow frog somebody built in Downtown Crossing.
Zcasavant watched sledding at twilight in Charlestown.
Dan Santi braved the walk along the water in Winthrop shortly before the afternoon high tide.