The Boston Public Works Department is responding to a flood of complaints about space savers - from South Boston, East Boston and Dorchester, in particular - with the same answer: Crews will pick up the cones, chairs and other detritus on the streets' regular trash pickup days.
That wasn't good enough for one resident of South Munroe Terrace in Dorchester, who pleaded with the city:
Trash doesn't come until Saturday. Please for the love of saint peter remove these space savers. THERE IS NO SNOW EMERGENCY & there's NO SNOW! There is absolutely no place to park for those of us who live on the street & ABIDE BY THE RULES! Thanks!