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By adamg - 2/23/21 - 9:24 am
Recliner and end table made of snow in Millennium Park, with Jax the wonder dog for scale

Mary Ellen spotted this recliner and end table this morning at Millennium Park in West Roxbury (where she reports somebody also built a TV, but it's seems to be broken because all it shows is snow). Jax the wonder dog for scale.

By adamg - 2/20/21 - 10:00 pm
Snowwoman in Franklin Park

Lauren did her first snowshoe traipsing today, in Franklin Park.

By adamg - 2/20/21 - 10:36 am
Skier at George Wright Golf Course

Mark Smith took in the beautiful winter morning and a cross-country skier also enjoying the day, at the George Wright Golf Course on the Hyde Park/Roslindale line.

By adamg - 2/18/21 - 9:09 am
Sheep in the snow in Milton

Mark Smith spotted some sheep in the snow fog at Milton's Wakefield Arboretum.

By adamg - 2/18/21 - 8:50 am

The South End is the only neighborhood where you're never supposed to save a space after a snowstorm, but people do. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 9:04 am
Prudential building through snow-covered trees

Matthew Ireland snapped the Pru through the snow-frosted trees of the Southwest Corridor Park at Holyoke Street after the snow stopped on Sunday.

By adamg - 2/8/21 - 9:12 pm

BPS announced it's going fully remote on Tuesday due to the impending snow, so students need to log in - but their sessions will end 2.5 hours early.

By adamg - 2/8/21 - 2:15 pm
New England snowman in the Fenway

Max Grennell captured a New England snowman (who looks like he wanted to be a snowbernie, but forgot his mittens) on Evans Way in the Fenway today.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 8:56 am

Salmagundi on Centre Street reports Tuesday was not a good day for them: Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/21 - 11:49 am

Update: Turns out the photo the 311 kvetcher posted was from neither East Broadway nor today - it was, in fact, a photo from a 2015 WBUR story and shows I Street.

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint about all the space savers in South Boston today - like this one on East Broadway.

Can we get BTD out to remove all of the space savers out?!? Absolutely ridiculous that there's numerous space savers out for a glorified rain storm

By adamg - 2/2/21 - 8:25 am

That means Bostonians can save their parking spaces until noon on Thursday (except in the South End, where space saving isn't allowed). It also means people who parked in lots or garages with snow discounts have to get them out by 2 p.m. today before the regular rates kick in again.

By adamg - 2/1/21 - 9:19 pm
Harvey Leonard with chart showing 230 inches of snow in North Reading

BOSRocks forwards this screen capture of Harvey Leonard and some snow totals tonight. Why, that's nearly 26 on the Pete Bouchard meter.

Best weather-number video ever.

By adamg - 2/1/21 - 5:11 pm

Boston residents told stop jumping out of windows into snowbanks - Daily Mail

From 2015, natch.

By adamg - 2/1/21 - 10:20 am
Trucks lined up for salt at the West Roxbury Public Works shed

Mary Ellen, who normally focuses on birds, turned her lens this morning on the road to the Boston Public Works salt shed at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, where truck drivers lined up to get their allotment of snow-fighting crystals.

By adamg - 1/31/21 - 7:29 pm
Satellite image of the nor'easter to come

The GOES-16 satellite took this photo around 5 p.m. of the storm coming across Indianapolis and Ohio that will move over the Atlantic and then swing north, become a nor'easter and dump a lot of snow on us starting mid-day tomorrow.


By adamg - 1/31/21 - 6:22 pm

Most immediately, that means no parking on designated main roads - towing begins promptly at noon, so look for free or low-cost parking. BPS kids who normally would go to school will instead have to fire up the Zoom screens - and all students will be released from classes 2 1/2 hours early. BPS meal sites will be open on Monday, but BYCF meal sites will not. Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/21 - 4:20 pm
Paul Dudley White shoveling snow

On Jan. 10, 1957, a news photographer captured Dr. Paul Dudley White, then 70, shoveling snow along what looks to be Storrow Drive, where, later, a 17-mile bike and pedestrian path would be named in his honor. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/21 - 10:02 am
Great blue heron over the Charles River

A great blue heron took flight over the Charles River near Millennium Park this morning, and Mary Ellen was there to watch it.

By adamg - 1/27/21 - 12:02 am
39 bus having trouble in the snow on South Huntington Avenue

Patrick Ford had a ringside seat to watch the plus-sized 39 buses shimmying all over South Huntington Avenue in the snow, because they never seem to remember that they just don't do well in the snow there.

By adamg - 1/26/21 - 9:45 pm
Bernie in Christopher Columbus Park

Why, yes, you can now buy a life-sized cardboard cutout of Bernie Sanders in his mittens and folding chair. Adam Balsam got his today, just in time to let Bernie enjoy his Vermont-made jacket while touring a snowy North End.

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