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By adamg - 2/4/22 - 11:11 am
Pressure cooker space saver

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report this morning about how somebody on N Street in South Boston decided to use a pressure cooker as a space saver:

Probably not the best idea given Boston's history with this type of device. Please pick up the pressure cooker.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 10:28 pm
Space saver on Beacon Hill

A concerned nob filed a 311 complaint yesterday about this simply ghastly space saver at Spruce Street and Spruce Court on Beacon Hill:

Please remove, this isn't Southie

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 2:51 pm
Note writer hates person who took their space

Jaffejoe617 spotted this discarded note from a car parked in East Boston today.

By adamg - 1/31/22 - 9:33 pm
Note asking person to move their car from the note writer's space

Sunday, people shoveled out spaces. Monday, they left notes for the other people who parked there. Welcome to Dot discovered one note on Welles Avenue in Dorchester today.

Earlier (like from 2015, the Year of the Blizzard):
The Space Saver's Manifesto.

By adamg - 1/31/22 - 9:19 am
Christmas-tree space saver in Jamaica Plain

Brendan Little catalogs this Jamaica Plain installation (at Lakeville Road and Centre Street): Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/22 - 10:24 pm
Space savers: Walker and Legos

The Night Ridah reports that somebody on Moreland Street at Whiting Street in Roxbury eschewed the more traditional cones or trash cans and used a walker and a tub of Lego pieces to save a space today.

By adamg - 1/30/22 - 2:43 pm

Which means you can save your parking space until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, except in the South End, where if you save a space, you're bad and should feel bad.

By adamg - 1/30/22 - 10:34 am
White space saver on white snow in the South End

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint about a craftily camouflaged space saver on Union Park Street in the South End, where space savers are never allowed.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 10:42 am

"It's going to be a big one!" Mayor Wu said at a 10:30 a.m. press conference. Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/22 - 6:15 pm
Car with trash on it in South Boston

Bacon Doughnut happened upon this newly trash-enhanced SUV that obviously parked in somebody's space. Did you guess South Boston? You win: That's Dorchester Street and West 8th. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/22 - 3:29 pm
Optimus Prime space saver in Roslindale

Optimus Prime stood guard over this parking space on Bateman Street in Roslindale today.

By adamg - 12/13/21 - 11:48 am
Tough Public Works guys are ready for Boston winter

Winter better not try to mess with these Public Works guys (photo by city of Boston).

Mayor Wu held her first annual winter-preparedness press conference at the city salt pile and public-works yard on Frontage Road today, where she announced, among other things, the continuation of Boston's traditional space-saving rule: Outside of the South End, once a snow emergency's announced, you can save a street parking space for up to 48 hours after the emergency has been declared over. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/21 - 9:46 pm
Cars parked bumper a bumper in South Boston

Olivia Mauricio reports:

A Southie love story on East 8th (my car is on the left and she’s been lookin for a sugar daddy)

By adamg - 9/15/21 - 9:57 am
Kim Janey van with parking ticket

A roving UHub photographer captured the scene outside the Jamaica Plain Whole Foods this morning.

By adamg - 8/12/21 - 11:12 am
Double parking for street sweeping

A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation on H Street, where people get around the whole ticketing/towing thing on street-sweeping day by double parking on one side of the street: Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/21 - 9:20 am
Placard on rear windshield says car owner sucks at parking

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about somebody who parked in a Waltham Street space that's supposed to be open in the mornings for drop offs at a daycare there. "I did not put the sign on their windshield," the complaint emphasizes.

By adamg - 4/13/21 - 9:17 am

At 8:02 a.m., a disgruntled citizen filed a 311 report about some major cacophony on Copeland Street in Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 11:06 am

No more Covid-19 excuses for getting your car inspected and your registration renewed: Boston says it will begin ticketing vehicles past their freshness date starting March 1. Read more.

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 - 2/2/21 - 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

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