By - 1/2/14 - 9:54 am

Massport officials at Logan Airport have just announced that the airport will be closed to planes beginning at 8 PM tonight (2-Jan) and lasting until noon tomorrow (3-Jan) due to the blizzard conditions expected overnight.

Multiple airlines are already waiving flight change fees in order to allow customers to fly today instead of tomorrow. People are being asked to contact their airlines directly to determine... Read more

By - 1/2/14 - 12:39 am
Early snow at Logan Airport in Boston

Italian in Boston posted this photo of some of the first flakes at Logan Airport at 12:19 a.m.

By - 1/1/14 - 8:14 pm
Low on milk

RCTV Studios photographed the milk case at the Reading Stop & Shop tonight, in advance of the Tom Menino blizzard.

By - 1/1/14 - 8:10 pm
Low on eggs

Max White photographed the egg case at the South Bay Stop & Shop tonight, in advance of the Tom Menino blizzard.

By - 1/1/14 - 5:35 pm

Boston Public Schools are closed on Friday. This was followed by a few minutes later by a press release from the mayor's office with the following sub-headline:

Extended vacation one last gift from Mayor Menino to students of Boston


A Snow Emergency and parking ban for the City of Boston will take effect TOMORROW, Thursday, January 2 at NOON. Boston Public Schools will be

... Read more
By - 1/1/14 - 4:32 pm
Give us French Toast or give us death!

We raised the French Toast Alert to orange this morning after learning that the Weatherman of Doom, yes, Jim Cantore, was flying up to Boston and that the National Weather Service was getting all caps on the near-blizzard like conditions we could expect.

The NWS has issued a winter storm warning that starts at 4 a.m., Thursday and runs through 10 a.m. on... Read more

By - 12/30/13 - 8:40 am
Bad crash in Chestnut Hill

Remains of a pickup that slid under a truck in Chestnut Hill. Photo by State Police.

Rain turned to black ice overnight, causing cars to crash and overturn across the region and sending pedestrians and bicyclists plunging to the ground.

Rte. 9 eastbound by the Chestnut Hill Mall was shut after a pickup truck slid under the back of a tractor trailer around 7:20 a.m. State Police report the driver of the pickup suffered serious injuries but was... Read more

By - 12/22/13 - 10:35 pm
Looking down on Staniford Street

OK, OK, it's really Justin Porter stepping onto his fog-shrouded balcony and photographing firefighters packing up after an investigation tonight into what seemed at first like a fire at 150 Staniford St., but which turned out to be some guy grilling on his porch in that building.

By - 12/17/13 - 8:11 pm
Snowman on his head in the snow in Newton

Lorianne DiSabato captured this snowman on Woodward Street in Newton.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/17/13 - 5:09 pm
Traffic backup

BK reports from the Riverway:

Thanks 2 my sister-in-law who introduced me to candy crush I have something to do in this parking lot.

By - 12/15/13 - 5:27 pm

UPDATE: At 9:53 p.m., Joanna Carvalho tweeted her power - and heat - was still out in JP.

NStar is currently estimating 7 p.m. for a fix to power outages in Jamaica Plain, Dorchester and Roslindale, the city reports.

That can't come soon enough for Maura O'Toole in Jamaica Plain:

It's cold and dark being told 7:30 - so power will have

... Read more
By - 12/15/13 - 4:16 pm
Jamaica Plain chair

Matt O'Connor snapped this Jamaica Plain snow scene today.

Meanwhile, somebody picked a good day to start up a new blog: Boston Parking Spot Savers.

Also see:
Our own collection of parking-space news and photos.... Read more

By - 12/15/13 - 3:41 pm
Lighthouses in the surf

Boston Harbor Beacon notes the storm meant some 20-foot-high waves in the outer harbor:

Boston Light in the foreground, Graves Light in the distance. I took it at Fort Revere in Hull this morning.

By - 12/15/13 - 1:34 pm
Snowman with an agenda in Jamaica Plain

Rachel spotted this snowman with an agenda along the Southwest Corridor today.

By - 12/15/13 - 9:26 am

At the height of the storm, East Boston's connections to the rest of the world dwindled.

Around 9 p.m., three cars crashed on the East Boston side of the Meridian Street bridge. Police shut the span for their investigation, hindered briefly because two of the drivers chased the third driver over the bridge into Chelsea.

A fire at Aquarium shut Blue Line service... Read more

By - 12/14/13 - 11:29 pm

Around 11:21 p.m. in Roslindale At least twice.

By - 12/14/13 - 10:57 pm

In JP, rapidly turning into Southie on the Pond, the cones came out with maybe a couple inches on the ground.

Around 10:45 p.m. in East Boston, meanwhile, police responded to an A&B call on Princeton Street: A woman was standing in a space to hold it for somebody on their way when a guy not of her acquaintance began pulling into the... Read more