Parking

By - 4/18/19 - 1:12 pm

A disgusted citizen goes into ALL CAPS mode to file a 311 report about all the MFA visitors parking on the streets near the museum: Read more.

By - 4/5/19 - 9:21 am

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.

By - 4/4/19 - 9:22 am

A South Boston resident posts a photo of the note he found on his windshield this morning - a morning, it might be noted, with not even a speck of snow on the ground.

By - 3/9/19 - 10:18 pm

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.

By - 3/5/19 - 4:12 pm
Traffic cone that urges reader not to take parking space or the cone itself in Allston

Shamus Moynihan ran across (but not over) this message-bearing cone in Allston today.

By - 3/5/19 - 10:51 am
Person shoveled out car onto sidewalk in Dorchester

Steven Ayr could only marvel at what he saw on Victory Road at Houghton this morning:

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.

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.