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Bostonians can save parking spaces until 5 p.m. on Friday - except people in the South End

Mayor Walsh announced today he's lifting the snow emergency at 5 p.m. today. That means residents can save their spaces for 48 hours, or until 5 p.m. on Friday - except in the South End, where spaces can never legally be saved.

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The mayor announced that as of 5PM, parking will be allowed on snow emergency arteries. But it’s not like you’re obsessed with space savers or anything.

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The mayor announced that as of 5PM, parking will be allowed on snow emergency arteries and the usage of space savers will be allowed. But it’s not like you’re obsessed with people being obsessed with space savers or anything.

EDIT: I do realize the irony in saying this. Is this irony? Is it not ironic if I use it the wrong way?

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But the author’s choice of headlines belies his editorial stance.

The mayor, most likely, said exactly what you think he said, meaning my view was predominant in the statement.

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this post has been up for an hour and there aren't 100 responses of drivers vs pedestrians, townies vs newbies fighting over the merits of space saving and how entitled all drivers are and how pedestrians art evil.

I am truly disappointed UHub...

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..... play in traffic.
;)

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who has altered the route of the St Patrick's Day Parade because of snow. No other administration has had to do this in the history of the parade.

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most residents of south boston would rather just have it cancelled though. at least its shorter which means it will be over faster.

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you yuppies don't know how to behave yourselves in front of the elderly, children and other yuppies. Go puke and piss on your mommy's property.

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... space or two.....or three. Not that I have any use for one but just cuz I can.

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5 feet by 10 feet would be 50 square feet. Say 2 feet of heavy, mushy snow. That’s 100 cubic feet per space times 3, so 300 cubic feet of shoveling. If that’s your thing, do it.

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Isn't the practice to just ram the car up on the snow and call it a day?

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And no one should be allowed to claim a spot that hasn’t been properly shoveled out by the claimant. Sweat equity and whatnot.

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Implies ownership ahead of the fact.

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Link to the comments from some other story on space saving, so we can save the writing as we rehash comments.

By the way, what is the rule in Meffa? I’m willing to bet that in some of the denser, older parts of the city, the rule is “my chair is there until the snow has melted.”

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Space savers are forbidden and people are charged for pickup of their trash because it is outside of their barrel.

Doesn't mean that people don't try, and then whine about getting busted for it, but there is solid support for killing the stupidity before it festers.

In any case, you can only park on one side of the street during a snow emergency, so there isn't any of the nonsense of leaving vehicles for weeks.

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I did mosey over to the City’s website. It does note it is frowned upon, but no sanction is mentioned. I read that as the city shrugging its corporate shoulders and saying “well, technically it’s not allowed.”

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A few delusionals, some dumbass Tufts students, but half the time they let their car get towed from the wrong side. Too lazy to walk from around the corner.

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Not that they are good parkers. I believe the crappiness of student parkers. Rather, I would imagine that they have no clue about space saving, and would more likely leave their cars covered in snow than shovel them out.

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DPW doesn't do garbage pickup.That's contracted out to a private entity that puts a bounty on busting people.

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As other people on this site have posted, streets are public places, and nobody owns the space that they park in. The "You shovel it, you own it" mentality has gone too far, here in Boston, generally.

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Chuckle....snort...guffaw...takes another hit....sure..they'll get right on that......

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Nah, we'll just keep on doing it, just like the do in Chicago, Philly, Pittsburgh, and most cities with an older infrastructure and snowy weather.

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All you people who shoveled out your car 2 or more times after being plowed in can keep your space saver out after the deadline, I won'r rat you out to BOS311.

No Snitching.

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And if you don’t mind, slash the tires of anyone who moves my trashy space savers.
You’re a peach!

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Slash the tires of any car you find parked on a part of the street that you think is yours.

If you're going to be stupidly lawless, go full drunken dementia psycho, just assume that anyone in your space knowingly moved your spacesaver, and proceed directly to execution.

Because that's the natural outcome when we ignore real laws, and that's why many of us hate the spacesaver lawlessness.

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And....Lighten up Francis.

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I'm going to put a space saver in my bike lane so cars don't park in it!

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I'll go out on a limb and say once again, our humble webmaster knows his audience!

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And Yahhoo! The Space Saver Wars erupt in less than 48 hours!

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where the DPW does all the plowing???? Is this even possible? I am speaking about 210 Old Colony Ave and the 311 folks came right out to remove the cones. Thank you Marty! Enough w these space savers!

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I just watched a neighbor pull out of a spot I'm pretty sure his car melted out of (rather than was actually dug out of) then stop to put an overturned garbage can into. Thought about actually putting some boots on and moving the can, but figured that some poor sap would park in the space and my obviously anti-social neighbor might take his frustration out on that car. Then it occurred to me to double check with Uhub on how long this foolishness was allowed to go on by the Mayor.

Maybe I'll put some boots on at 5...

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