In the Jamaica Plain Facebook group, Taams Tidwell could only marvel at the industriousness of one BTD employee this morning (the ticket is possibly for not having a residential sticker, what with the car having New Jersey plates).
My name is Igor and I live in Southie and for years wasn't sure if and when to put out a space saver. Between tweets and web sites, there was no one place that could tell me for sure. Now there is. I hope this simple page helps.
A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about these three cones on Wachusett Street in Jamaica Plain, which don't even do the courtesy of holding a space that was back-breakingly shoveled out.
The Boston Guardian reports City Councilor Kim Janey has convinced BTD that people who live along Washington Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard need to have their South End parking permits replaced with Roxbury parking permits. Read more.
Note on boxed-in car and weak front bumper of car behnd it.
Eileen Murphy spotted a car that was well and truly boxed in in South Boston - just a few inches between it and both the car right in front of it and the car right behind it. Nothing unusual, of course, but then she noticed the note on the windshield of the boxed in car - from the owner of the car behind it.
Grouchy Roslindale ed. note: The map's explanatory text suffers from the common assumption that thar be dragons past the MFA or Melnea Cass Boulevard and so says there are only three small spots where you can find "free parking in Boston," when, in fact, there is a huge swath of the city where the parking is always free, even in municipal lots.
City Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) says he has the solution to many of Boston's parking woes: No, not making people pay for residential parking permits, which he opposes with the blinding fury of 10,000 suns, but making people with handicap placards pay for metered spaces - and then ticketing them if they stay more than two hours. Read more.
City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) says a rapidly growing Boston can no longer simply dole out unlimited free resident parking permits to residents and wants the city to start charging $25 per annual sticker - with exemptions for senior citizens, low-income residents and home-health and BPS staff who make regular home visits. Read more.
The mayor's office announced that come July 1, the cheapest parking meters in the city will set you back $2 an hour - up from the current $1.25 - as part of a bid to reduce street congestion and raise money for road infrastructure projects. Read more.
WBZ reports a resident of Fort Hill in Roxbury became angry that his neighbor parked in "his" spot Friday - several days after the snowstorm - and so slapped a Denver boot on her car. He removed it only after she called 911 and police showed up. No word on where he got the device, which was red and yellow, unlike the yellow ones the city uses for unpaid parking tickets.
24hrs after storm, someone shoveled out their car, dumped everything on the sidewalk, then put out a space saver. Either this person is a complete jerk or this is a political art installation commenting on the broken nature of Boston transit priorities.