Looks like we have competition for fretting about whether or not we're really world class. The Chicago Sun-Times reports one city alderman (like one of our city councilors, only with more ald) is backing a pilot proposal to have city crews plow certain sidewalks rather than relying on recalcitrant property owners because that's just what a world-class city would do. Like Boston. Read more.
Chicago official says his city can't really be world class until it copies something Boston is sort of doing
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The National Weather Service posted this map of snowfall totals in southern New England.
The analysis uses interpolation methods, so it may not perfectly reflect your back yard. Still, clearly shows the huge differences in short distances.
A Big Belly trash receptacle and the bricks it was bolted to on State Street downtown proved no match for the wind this afternoon, as Adam Balsam shows us.
Roving UHub photographer Melissa H. spotted this newly jaunty pedestrian-crossing sign on Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge this morning.
The scene from overhead at 9:06 a.m., taken by the GOES-16 satellite.
The MBTA reports it will be keeping the old trolleys snug in their yard during the nor'easter. Also being kept off their routes: ferry boats. Read more.
This afternoon, Michael Campbell was in East Boston, watching the Amis Treasure come through Boston Harbor on its way to the Chelsea salt pile on Chelsea Creek with a fresh load of Chilean salt, picked up from the Punta Patache Terminal in Chile.
Karen captured the dawn over the Back Bay this morning.
In West Roxbury, Mary Ellen watched the sun rise over the West Roxbury Crushed Stone quarry: Read more.
Rob shows us that today was not a good day to sit by the beach eating roast beef.
The "multispectral infrared" satellite view from above us at 11:06 p.m. From the GOES satellite.
NBC Boston's Tevin Wooten tests out a new unit for measuring snow: Dunkin' Munchkins on a straw.
But will it replace the bouchard?
Darren Buck looked outside this morning: Read more.
Woman apparently froze to death walking home to the North End from the Financial District at the start of the freeze
WCVB reports the woman's body was found on a bench in Christopher Columbus Park early Saturday morning.
It'll take more than one day to melt all the ice that formed in our brief sub-zero blast. Along the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury, a one-time homage to leather from Mechanics Hall (bulldozed to make way for the Pru) remained encased in ice around 3:30 p.m. today.
The ice also snared some tree branches: Read more.
The Heights reports on burst pipes burst all over the Boston College campus yesterday.
So far tonight, burst pipes caused by the sudden freeze have forced three hospitals to send patients elsewhere, left Wang Theatre patrons out in the cold, angrily yelling to be let back in, and flooded a floor at the Prudential Center mall. Read more.
Josh Borrow took a walk along the insta-frozen Charles River this afternoon.
But kids, the National Weather Service reminds you to stay off the ice.
The commuter-rail Twitter feed today is full of delay notices due to severe weather conditions, broken rails, signal issues and, of course, mechanical issues (and in some cases severe weather conditions AND mechanical issues). Read more.
While on a Union Square Donuts run this morning, Brandon Horst couldn't help but notice this guy.
Spotted my first guy walking out in shorts with an iced coffee. I knew Somerville wouldn’t let me down.
Rob Orthman boiled up some water in Roslindale this morning and took it outside: Read more
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