Weather

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.

By - 1/31/15 - 6:49 pm
Go Pats in snow in Jamaica Plain

Patty Neal spotted this snowfitti on one of the walls around Angell Memorial in Jamaica Plain today.

By - 1/31/15 - 3:02 pm
Snow turtle in Cambridge

Sacha Pfeiffer spotted this snow turtle today in North Cambridge.

Earlier:
Snow frog in Downtown Crossing.

By - 1/31/15 - 10:47 am
Dorchester space savers

The Scott space with bonus space savers.

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

By - 1/30/15 - 8:30 pm

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.

By - 1/30/15 - 9:05 am
Snow bicycle in the South End

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.

By - 1/30/15 - 8:21 am

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.

Meanwhile, a Bay Village citizen turns to the classics to express concern about a crossing... Read more

By - 1/29/15 - 2:09 pm
Louisberg Square on Beacon Hill in the snow

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.

By - 1/28/15 - 11:46 pm
South Boston space saver: An ironing board

Eileen Murphy spotted this space saver on L Street in South Boston today.

By - 1/28/15 - 11:41 pm
Free snow in Milton

Mark Baard spotted this sign in Milton today.

By - 1/28/15 - 9:08 pm

So far, this is my favorite timelapse of the storm. Pay close attention to Minute 2:30 when the cleanup begins

By - 1/28/15 - 12:14 pm

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.

If you're on... Read more

By - 1/28/15 - 10:42 am

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.

By - 1/28/15 - 10:32 am

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.

... Read more
By - 1/28/15 - 10:00 am

UPDATE: O'Connell reports the city will be enforcing the neighborhood ban on space savers.

Sue O'Connnell, co-publisher of the South End News, is outraged this morning over her neighborhood's 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

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