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By adamg - 3/16/23 - 11:36 pm

The city reports that all parking meters are free all day on Friday, OK, officially because it's Evacuation Day, not St. Patrick's Day, but still.

By adamg - 3/9/23 - 2:11 pm
Stupid Nissan parked in space reserved for an EV

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about a gas hog from Connecticut whose owner has managed to defeat the reason Boston's been busy installing EV-charging stations in municipal parking lots, like the one on London Street in East Boston: Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/23 - 11:39 am

The Boston Licensing Board today began grilling operators of new restaurants how they plan to keep their establishments from becoming street-clogging destinations for food-delivery drivers who insist on parking right out front even if that means double or even triple parking. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/23 - 8:44 am
Mixed-greens salad space saver in Malden

Given the amount of snow we've gotten this season, somebody on Mountain Avenue in Malden probably figured a salad (with croutons) in a plastic bowl was enough to warn others off the space they'd so meticulously not cleared this morning, as roving UHub photographer Brian Coonley shows us.

By adamg - 2/13/23 - 10:05 am
Abandoned Porsche Cayenne in Jamaica Plain

A fed-up citizen files a 311 report about a Porsche Cayenne that's been sitting on Creighton Street in Jamaica Plain for months now - with a 2018 rejection sticker. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/23 - 12:00 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that a woman who has the right to park in a space at a North End condo building, even though she doesn't live there, has to pay property tax on the space. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/22 - 11:51 am

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about a car with Rhode Island plates just parked on Barnes Avenue overnight without a single orange ticket or tow truck pulling it away, and he or she is getting rather fed up: Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/22 - 12:49 pm

A West Broadway condo association has sued the developers who put up their building and a man who lives down the street but who has a deed to one of its parking spaces, saying the developers sold him the space after they had already given up control of the building. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/22 - 12:51 pm
Cambridge Street bicycle lane filled with cars

Josh Bittker snapped the spiffy new lane near MGH yesterday: "The new Cambridge St. protected parking lane looks great!"

By adamg - 7/27/22 - 1:12 pm

The owners of 24 condos at 88 and 90 Wareham St. in the South End are suing the developer, its real-estate agent and the manufacturer and installer of their building's car-stacking garage system, which they say has never worked right and which they say folded itself into complete unusability a couple months ago. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/22 - 11:35 am

Upset citizens from Dorchester, Roxbury and South Boston filed 311 complaints this morning about ticketing and towing for street cleaning even though they got e-mail from the city street-sweeping list that there wouldn't be any towing on Bunker Hill Day. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/22 - 11:11 am
Pressure cooker space saver

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report this morning about how somebody on N Street in South Boston decided to use a pressure cooker as a space saver:

Probably not the best idea given Boston's history with this type of device. Please pick up the pressure cooker.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 10:28 pm
Space saver on Beacon Hill

A concerned nob filed a 311 complaint yesterday about this simply ghastly space saver at Spruce Street and Spruce Court on Beacon Hill:

Please remove, this isn't Southie

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 2:51 pm
Note writer hates person who took their space

Jaffejoe617 spotted this discarded note from a car parked in East Boston today.

By adamg - 1/31/22 - 9:33 pm
Note asking person to move their car from the note writer's space

Sunday, people shoveled out spaces. Monday, they left notes for the other people who parked there. Welcome to Dot discovered one note on Welles Avenue in Dorchester today.

Earlier (like from 2015, the Year of the Blizzard):
The Space Saver's Manifesto.

By adamg - 1/31/22 - 9:19 am
Christmas-tree space saver in Jamaica Plain

Brendan Little catalogs this Jamaica Plain installation (at Lakeville Road and Centre Street): Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/22 - 10:24 pm
Space savers: Walker and Legos

The Night Ridah reports that somebody on Moreland Street at Whiting Street in Roxbury eschewed the more traditional cones or trash cans and used a walker and a tub of Lego pieces to save a space today.

By adamg - 1/30/22 - 2:43 pm

Which means you can save your parking space until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, except in the South End, where if you save a space, you're bad and should feel bad.

By adamg - 1/30/22 - 10:34 am
White space saver on white snow in the South End

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint about a craftily camouflaged space saver on Union Park Street in the South End, where space savers are never allowed.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 10:42 am

"It's going to be a big one!" Mayor Wu said at a 10:30 a.m. press conference. Read more.

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