Boon Sheridan was amazed at this preemptive space saver in Everett this morning.
Italian in Boston posted this photo of some of the first flakes at Logan Airport at 12:19 a.m.
RCTV Studios photographed the milk case at the Reading Stop & Shop tonight, in advance of the Tom Menino blizzard.
Max White photographed the egg case at the South Bay Stop & Shop tonight, in advance of the Tom Menino blizzard.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Rachel spotted this snowman with an agenda along the Southwest Corridor today.
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.
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