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

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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

By - 12/14/13 - 9:28 pm
Fenway alley in the snow

Brian D'Amico captured the start of the snow in the Fenway tonight.

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/13/13 - 7:00 pm
Tobogganing in Franklin Park

The BPL has posted lots of photos of Boston in the snow in the old days, such as this postcard showing tobogganing at Franklin Park sometime in the early years of the 20th century.

Back in 1941, the city still used one-horsepower plows on the Common, as Leslie Jones showed:

One horsepower

In 1939, parents in... Read more

By - 12/10/13 - 7:44 am
Sunrise over Waltham

And, yes, we're expecting one to two inches of snow today. But, still, people who were up at, well, the crack of dawn, got to see quite the sunrise. Allison Pyburn watched the sun rise over Waltham.

By - 12/9/13 - 8:34 am
Leaning Christmas tree

Because if this had been a real storm, the North End Christmas tree would probably be on the other side of the Greenway by now.

By - 11/27/13 - 8:49 am
Barriers blown down in the wind

Amy B. snapped nature's fury, in the form of blown-over barriers around the menorah erected in Copley Square.

Meanwhile, Elyse Ryan posts the rules to the Boston Umbrella Game:

Walk Boston w/ Umbrella, Rules: Don't let umbrella flip inside out. Boss level: Back Bay side streets.

Instant fail: umbrella flips in front of a line of watching taxis or crossing a busy

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By - 11/26/13 - 10:00 am

UPDATE: NWS high-wind warning now goes into effect at 4 a.m. And now only lasts until 1 p.m., but wind gusts could hit 60 m.p.h.

The National Weather Service advises that small children, Smart Cars and Sally Field should stay well indoors, or at least anchored to a chain between midnight tonight and midnight tomorrow:


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By - 11/14/13 - 4:54 pm
Sunset over Somerville

Rachel Anne Miller shows us the sunset from her home in Somerville.

And, of course, lots of other folks pointed their cameras upward this afternoon for what almost seems to have become a daily occurrence here in the Boston area:

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By - 11/12/13 - 7:50 am

At 7:28 a.m., Mike Connor tweeted:

It's officially snowing in Boston. Snow is blowing into the red line car "standing by for a moment" at MGH.

A train died on the Red Line this morning, of course, this time at Alewife. Also, the T reports issues on the Red Line and some commuter lines with slippery rail, caused not by the snow but by... Read more

By - 11/11/13 - 6:04 pm
Cold front over Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Around sunset, Scott Eisen watched a cold front moving over the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

South Shoretwit watched the front over the South Shore:

Cold front

Photos copyright Scott Eisen and South Shoretwit respectively.... Read more

By - 11/8/13 - 12:34 pm

Colleen Glenney provides proof of a lunchtime hail storm in Brighton today.

Matt Soleyn reports rain and sleet in the Fenway.

By - 10/22/13 - 6:49 pm
Sunset over the Back Bay

Look one way this afternoon and you got a brillant sunset, as shown in this photo by the Mayor's Office above and by Rocio Lluch, below:


Look the other way and you got an rainbow, as Rohan Krishna shows: