No towing, for now, but if you're parked where a street sweeper is supposed to go, watch out for bright orange calling cards from BTD. In case you've forgotten when you should be moving your car, you can look it up.
Gary, of Gary's Liquors in West Roxbury, ventured out of his leafy bubble last night and drove down to the Seaport to enjoy a meal at Lola 42. Two hours later, he walked over to the Fan Pier Garage, put his ticket into the machine and was informed he owed $14,235 - which he could pay in cash. Read more.
To try to reduce the number of people in the Arnold Arboretum at one time, the city and state put up sawhorses and signs along Bussey Street and the Arborway to ban parking. Several concerned citizens filed 311 complaints today (like this one) that people have simply moved the sawhorses so they can go for a walk.
In his latest address on Covid-19 - which he gave alone from his office in City Hall instead of at a crowded press conference outside - Mayor Walsh pleaded with Bostonians, especially its younger residents, to practice social distancing to help slow the spread of Covid-19 and to help their older relatives. Read more.
The Boston City Council agreed today to consider ways to help poor residents who find tickets on their car windshields.
But several councilors said that while they appreciate at-large Councilor Julia Mejia's proposal to let residents get a reduction on ticket fees by showing they meet certain income levels, they added they might prefer other ways to help out such residents instead of tinkering with ticket fees. Read more.
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.