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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 - 1/30/21 - 10:39 am
What happens to a soda bottle left in a car trunk overnight

Travel New England provides some visible proof of what can happen if you leave a bottle of soda (in this case, IBC Cream Soda) in your car trunk overnight on one of the coldest days in years.

By adamg - 1/29/21 - 8:44 am
Ice on windows in Everett

Jared shares the view out his window in Everett this morning.

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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.

By adamg - 12/25/20 - 2:27 pm
Muddy River overflows banks

The normally placid Muddy River, well, it remained pretty placid today as it overflowed its banks along the Brookline/Fenway line, as Ari Ofsevit shows us after the bulk of today's rains. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/20 - 11:44 pm

The National Weather Service advises you do that because we're expected to get a mighty wind on Christmas Day, not to mention potentially record setting amounts of rain (Harvey Leonard's looking at 2 1/2 inches in Boston), which is probably not what we want to see on top of all the snow.

By adamg - 12/22/20 - 11:52 am
Sidewalk vs. road in Franklin Park

Franklin Park road clear to asphalt; sidewalk, clear to ice.

Concerned citizens are filing 311 complaints about unplowed sidewalks, several days after the storm, such as this sidewalk through Franklin Park, next to a meticulously plowed road, and this stretch between the harbor and another clear road on Atlantic Avenue in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/20 - 9:14 pm
Amazon box marked as "space saver"

Captain's Blog ran across (but not over) this Amazon box in a shoveled space in Allston, thoughtfully marked so you wouldn't think it's just some trash out early.

By adamg - 12/19/20 - 9:08 pm
Snowman in Four Corners

Ginnette spotted this Frosty on Washington Street near Four Corners in Dorchester today.

By adamg - 12/19/20 - 4:36 pm
Tab in the snow

Liz Lemongrab spotted this can of Tab that somebody in Jamaica Plain was getting ready today with help from nature's icebox.

By adamg - 12/19/20 - 4:29 pm
Kid in snow in December, 2020

Jessica Burko captures the scene.

Tim Devin captured a more optimistic kid in an igloo in Lincoln Park in Somerville: Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/20 - 6:20 pm

Adam Balsam pointed a camera towards his North End street for the storm: Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/20 - 6:03 pm

Mayor Walsh announced the emergency ends tomorrow morning, which means you have 48 hours to save your space, except in the South End, where you weren't supposed to do that to begin with.

By adamg - 12/17/20 - 2:31 pm
By adamg - 12/17/20 - 12:24 pm
Richardson with a snowball

Channel 5's Rhondella Richardson hefted a snowball of unusual size for her reporter-in-the-snow report in Bridgewater for the noon newscast.

As usual, Channel 7's Steve Cooper provided an epic man-vs-wild report from Woburn: Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/20 - 11:42 am
Snowy streets in downtown Boston

Patrick McMahon looks out over all the snow in downtown Boston this morning.

Michael Spicher's eye, though, is drawn to a dark-eyed junco flitting about in Jamaica Plain: Read more.

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