Thursday, February 14, 2013
The city has declared all parking meters will be free on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
After a hard weekend of snow and shoveling, the city of Boston decided to show its residents and businesses a little love this week. To celebrate Valentine's Day, Mayor Thomas Menino announced on Wednesday that all parking meters in the city of Boston would be free all day on Valentine's Day. Menino said the move is an effort to help businesses "make up for lost time" due to this past weekend's blizzard. “Whether you’re showering yourself, a friend or a special someone with love this Valentine’s Day, we want to make it as easy as possible for residents and visitors to spend some time and money at Boston businesses and restaurants tomorrow,” Mayor Menino said. “Get out there and share the love!” Well, you heard him. When you're taking you…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Parking is already difficult in the Back Bay, even without 2 feet of snow on the ground.
In the wake of the Blizzard of 2013, parking has become unbelievably difficult between the city's parking ban, the shrinking of streets to one-lane roads, and the 10-or-more-foot high and five-foot deep piles of snow that line the streets. Bostonians all know of the tradition in the city that when you shovel out a parking spot, you can "hold" that parking spot with a chair, trash barrel or other object for up to 48 hours after the parking ban ends. Proponents say that the ban encourages people to do a good job clearing out their spot, knowing their hard work won't go to waste as soon as they move their car. Opponents say that you can't claim a parking spot as "yours" just because you parked there before the blizzard. What's your personal…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Work on the second block starts Monday.
Next week traffic and parking on two blocks on Newbury Street will be disrupted as contractors replace water mains. The Boston Sewer and Water Commission's contractor has already begun replacing water mains between Dartmouth and Clarendon streets and Monday an additional crew will start work between Berkeley and Arlington streets. Crews will work from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekdays, during which time access to residences and businesses will be maintained. Both projects will be completed in November, according to the commission. Contractors will be back in the spring to work on the section of Newbury running from Berkeley to Clarendon. Workers may have to temporarily disrupt water service but anyone affected will be given 48 hours …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Did you get some good shots of the fireworks? Video of the Tall Ships? Share them with the community in our photo gallery.
The 4th of July is one of the best days of the year. There's cookouts, parades, contests, activities, and best of all, fireworks! Boston's home to one of the country's greatest Independence Day celebrations at the Hatch Shell. This year, however, you can add to that Harborfest and Tall Ships to your to-do list. Did you snap some photos of the 4th of July action in the North End and rest of Boston? Share the with the community in our photo gallery. Uploading is easy - just click the green "Share Photos and Videos" button, select the photos, and voila! Happy 4th of July to all!
MBTA operating on a holiday schedule, and all parking meters are free.
Expect traffic delays and detours in Downtown Boston and the Waterfront due to celebrations of the anniversary of the War of 1812 and Boston’s Hatch Shell Fourth of July Fireworks. Boston will implement the following parking restrictions: “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Monday July 2 through Wednesday, July 4th” “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Wednesday, July 4” The Boston Police may implement closures on city controlled roadways to ensure public safety. Additionally, parking restrictions and road closures on Storrow Drive begin at 7 a.m. on July 4, and on Memorial Drive beginning at 6 p.m. on July 4. For more information on State roadways please visit www.massdot.state.ma.us.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Need an excuse to practice random acts of kindness? Good deeds are contagious.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Angela Wang
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
On the spectrum of risky behaviors, this one ranks high only if you fear the fluorescent orange envelope. We’d just finished an errand on Newbury Street one Saturday afternoon, and the kids were waiting for me to unlock the car. As I dug out my keys, a couple was parking just in front of us. They got out of their car and headed for the “pay and display” meter, the kind that gives you a sticker receipt. I looked quickly around for someone who might disapprove of what I was about to do. I then took my own parking sticker off the window and asked the driver who was about to pay the machine, “if you only need a few minutes of parking, would you like mine?” Surprised, the man looked at me as if I’d made his day. He smiled and thanked me, and …