With the entire region hunkering down as the season's first nor'easter churns up the coast to slam us upside the head with nature's fury, Molly the Roving UHub photographer spotted an early space saver on Philbrick Street in Roslindale this morning.
The East Boston Times reports on Webster Street, where residents were startled to see the city change that recently to allow overnight parking on weekends for non-residents and two-hour parking during weekdays. With the help of City Councilor Lydia Edwards, that didn't last long.
PARKAPOCALYPSE? Monday Metrowest Disaster? You choose your disaster title!
Alewife MBTA garage is closed to new traffic; 5 Investigates (broke the story) and other news crews are on scene, I imagine it's almost as good as a snowstorm newscast.
Town of Arlington alerts note that MBTA will be closing the garage over weekend, at least partly closed on Monday, parking at Thorndike field allowed:
Alewife Garage Closures Starting Today Through Weekend
The Patriot Ledger reports that when one of his tenants asked him to move his car from his house's driveway during Tuesday's blizzard, he responded by flashing a gun at her. The landlord says the tenant shouldn't have been parked in the driveway to begin with.
Robin spotted this mini-Dino space saver tonight on Hastings Street in West Roxbury.
But regardless, it doesn't hurt to emphasize the point with a cinder block, as Robert Alvarez discovered on the mean streets of Jamaica Plain this morning.
Gwendolyn Stewart noticed one Cambridge car owner just couldn't stop shoveling.
Holy parking spot! Vienne spotted this sacred space saver in East Boston today.
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.
Increasing parking-meter fees from $1.25 to $3.75 an hour in the Back Bay last year meant faster turnover of spaces, letting more people use them - and reducing congestion on local roads by helping curb double parking, the mayor's office announced today. Read more.
WCVB gets a hold of a list of people who have heavily discounted spaces in the state-owned Haymarket garage - and a lot aren't North End residents like they're supposed to be:
One person on the list is a doctor who lives in a million-dollar home in the suburbs. Her office is downtown, but not in the North End.
Spiff marveled at the amount of work that must've gone into clearing this space on Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.
The City Council today approved a request by at-large Councilor Michelle Wu to begin looking at charging fees for what are now free resident parking permits - and maybe even limiting the number of permits any one family could get. Read more.
Steve Holt ponders what our atavistic attachment to our parking spaces means.
JPYuppie spotted this note and its riposte on a windshield on Burr Street in Jamaica Plain this morning, although they seemed to have gone up last night after work.
Somebody looking for a parking space in the South End last night found one on East Brookline Street with a recycling bin next to it, so he or she pulled in, perhaps not knowing somebody had been using the bin to save it earlier in the week. As Neal Gaffey shows us the car now has two smashed windows, in the only neighborhood where space savers are never formally allowed.
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