Parking

By - 2/2/19 - 7:05 pm

The several gazillion tons of salt public-works crews dumped on Boston streets the other day have turned vehicles into impromptu canvases for messages. As seen on this SUV in Roslindale, not everybody's a fan.

By - 1/31/19 - 3:21 pm

Poplar Street in Roslindale, between roughly the George Wright Golf Course and Beech Street, has a series of homes with stubby driveways, not really long enough for anything much bigger than a Smart Car. A resident filed a 311 complaint about a city ticketing blitz very early this morning in the stretch: Read more.

By - 1/29/19 - 9:49 am
Car parked badly at Jamaica Pond

Gary C. reports this car was originally parked when there were snowbanks along Perkins Street at Jamaica Pond - and hasn't moved since:

Move over buddy! Despite the snow banks having receded to the curb, this lone duck still sits in the middle of the bike lane at Jamaica Pond. The city has noticed and placed several tickets on his windshield.

By - 1/25/19 - 11:27 pm
Lamps used as space savers in South Boston

Look at all that snow! Eileen Murphy ran across these faux French-provincial space savers on West 1st between E and F this evening, should you need something for your living-room end tables.

By - 1/22/19 - 12:35 pm

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. Read more.

By - 1/19/19 - 9:20 pm
By - 1/19/19 - 5:59 pm
Cone on Walter Street in Roslindale

At 4:07 p.m., a disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint about this cone put out after approximately 25 flakes had fallen on Walter Street in Roslindale:

Space saver out and there isn't even any snow yet.

By - 1/8/19 - 11:57 pm
Boylston Street space savers

Your basic JP space saving, on Boylston Street in February, 2018. Photo by Spiff.

A discussion on spaces savers at Curtis Hall was polite and calm and ultimately roamed, as JP discussions sometimes do, over broader topics - from man's relationship to his fellow man, the growth of anomie in the age of the Internet and the cultural essence of being a Bostonian. Read more.

By - 12/24/18 - 12:35 pm

The Brookline Transportation Department reports on a reason for the season:

Enforcement of Brookline's Overnight Parking Ban has been waived for tonight and tomorrow night. Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas.

By - 12/20/18 - 5:38 pm
Chairs saving space on Redlands Road in West Roxbury

Sure, tomrrow's forecast calls for torrential rain, but a Redlands Road resident knows you can never be too sure and so sets out some space savers just in case, as Megan Piccirillo shows us.

By - 12/4/18 - 12:33 pm

Jamaica Plain, which has rapidly risen to rival South Boston for the boldness, obnoxiousness and inventiveness of its space-saving fervor, could join the South End in trying to ban space saving altogether. Read more.

By - 11/15/18 - 11:48 am
Early space saver on Philbrick Street in Roslindale

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.

By - 9/3/18 - 8:36 am

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.

By - 8/10/18 - 5:14 pm

News vans reporting... news that Alewife is crumbling

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

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 - 10:54 am
Cozy coupe space heater

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.