Parking

By - 3/16/18 - 9:41 am

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.

By - 3/15/18 - 9:21 pm
Dean Martin space saver

Robin spotted this mini-Dino space saver tonight on Hastings Street in West Roxbury.

By - 3/15/18 - 11:24 am
Space saver/heater

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.

By - 3/15/18 - 10:54 am
Cozy Coupe space saver in Cambridge

Gwendolyn Stewart noticed one Cambridge car owner just couldn't stop shoveling.

By - 3/14/18 - 10:30 pm
Jesus space saver

Holy parking spot! Vienne spotted this sacred space saver in East Boston today.

By - 3/14/18 - 2:34 pm

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.

By - 2/21/18 - 9:19 am

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.

By - 2/20/18 - 12:18 pm

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.

By - 2/18/18 - 12:15 pm
Jamaica Plain space saver

Spiff marveled at the amount of work that must've gone into clearing this space on Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 1/24/18 - 1:48 pm

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.

By - 1/13/18 - 11:37 am
Bad parking job in the South End

Miloš Miljković noticed what the warmer weather and rain turned into an awkward parking job last night (and reports that BPD then showed up to ticket the car).

Kelley Hand noticed more of the same in the North End this morning: Read more.

By - 1/11/18 - 12:41 pm

WCVB reports that Mayor Walsh, fed up with reports of vandalism related to space savers, is threatening to end the whole 48-hour-after-a-storm space-saver thing.

By - 1/11/18 - 12:33 pm

A peeved citizen files a 311 report about the stealth (and booby-trap?) space saver he or she ran over at West 2 Street and Dorchester Avenue in South Boston Tuesday afternoon: Read more.

By - 1/10/18 - 11:42 am
Passive-aggressive parking notes on a Jamaica Plain windshield

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.

By - 1/10/18 - 9:18 am
Smashed in windows in the South End

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.

By - 1/9/18 - 12:31 pm
Space saver in Boston neighborhood

Lauren took this photo this morning. Answer after the jump - and, yes, you probably got it right. Answer after the jump.

By - 1/8/18 - 3:06 pm
Southie's sweet and sour space saver
Chocolate in South Boston

A roving UHub photographer spotted this space saver on F Street around 12:30 p.m. today: Would-be parkers are invited to take some candy - and a noisemaker - and then just keep on circling.

And what innovative space savers are you seeing?

By - 1/7/18 - 3:40 pm
Space saver in Jamaica Plain

Best space saver in JP, on Woodman Street. Photo by Joe Growhoski.

5 p.m. marks the 48-hour period after the end of the official Boston Blizzard of 2018 Snow Emergency, and that means you have to get your space savers off the streets by then. Don't everybody rush out all at once, though.

By - 1/6/18 - 12:22 am

At 9:28 p.m. on Friday, an outatowna in South Boston for the weekend to bar hop (OK, he or she actually said the purpose of the visit is to "bar hope," which works just as well) filed a 311 complaint about the locals: Read more.