When record snowfall buries Boston, the scarcity of residential parking spaces becomes more acute. Some use space savers, others literally don’t move their car and those who do sometimes get territorial. These photos are from Endicott Street where someone threw trash and other things on top of the car (that had a residential sticker). Remember, Public Works will start removing parking space savers on Monday, March 2nd.
5 Replies to “Trashed Car Becomes Victim of Parking Wars”
THE MAYOR GAVE THE WORD ON SPACE SAVERS, WHICH WAS GOOD, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO TOOK
HOURS SHOVELING OUT THEIR CARS. WOULD ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WANT TO SEE THIS DONE
TO THEIR CAR, ABSOLUTELY NOT, BUT NEITHER DOES ONE WANT TO KILL THEMSELVES SHOVELING OUT
A CAR WHEN THE MAYOR GAVE PERMISSION TO SAVE SPACES. A LOT OF THIS MADNESS COULD HAVE
BEEN AVOIDED BY REMOVING THE SNOW, BUT INSTEAD THE CITY HAD CERTAIN AREAS THEY REMOVED
THE SNOW FROM, AND THREW THE REST OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASIDE LIKE DIRTY SOCKS. THE CITY
CHOSE WHAT STREETS WERE GOING TO HAVE SNOW REMOVAL & IT LOOKS LIKE HANOVER ST. WAS THE
MAIN GOAL & THE REST OF THE STREETS DIDN’T MATTER. THIS WAS A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE TO SEE
YOUR CAR LIKE THIS, BUT I HEARD EVEN WORSE SITUATIONS WHERE MIRRORS WERE TORN OFF CARS
& WINDOWS SHATTERED. I HOPE EVERYONE REMEMBERS THE BLIZZARD OF 2015 WHEN IT IS TIME TO
VOTE. BOSTON SHOULD HAVE NEVER LOOKED LIKE THIS, ESPECIALLY AFTER THE BLIZZARD OF 78.
ASK WHERE OUR TAX DOLLARS ARE GOING? ASK WHERE THE LOTTERY MONEY IS? BOSTON IS SUPPOSE
TO BE STRONG, BUT NOT IN THIS SITUATION. LIKE IT OR NOT, THESE ARE THE FACTS & MORE
IMPORTANT THE “T R U T H”.
That is completely horrible that someone would trash another persons ar in general…. What happened to ‘man code’, which should apply to everyone with this instance…. you dont srew with someone elses car. EVER. it is different if they attack your car first…. then fair game…. but still…. has all civility been lost? if i lived in the city, and shoveled out a spot to have someone take it… i would probably lose my mind as well… leave a note or something. But its also insane that people go around stealing other peoples parking spots because they are to damn lazy to shovel out their own. If someone attacked my car like that…. in a spot i dug out…. i probably would have taken the license plate off. Who ever thinks to check to make sure their plate is on their car? But that would be as a last resort… a note left twice…. maybe a third… but like baseball… 3 strikes, your out.
Also…. i agree with the city removing all the snow… the City was ttold its allowed to dump it in rivers, etc. like other cities because of the record snow fall amounts. fighting eachother like this is not goiing to help anyone in your area. Again, i dont live in the city… but if someone digs out a spot, they deserve it. I helped a friend move into a new building in watertown 2 summers ago… finally got a spot to park the U-haul truck, and this lady came up…. pushed the ramp in, and tried to park right behind it, blocking the truck in, and a fire hydrant. when i tried to stop her, she was upset because she had to work that Sat. and it was misting out (at best). I understand that people have hard days…. but so do other people. I stood in the way while the friend i was helping pulled the ramp back out… and no word of a lie… the lady slowely moved forward until she made contact with her car to me… and started pushing me with her car. We threatened to call the police, so she said fine… and double parked (on a tight one way street so oe one else could go anywhere, leaving her car there). when the police arrived, she ran out saying how we were verbally assaulting her. the officer didnnt believe her because there were witnesses from the surrounding buildings that saw everything (thank god…. because they would probably believe the 40 year old woman over 2x 25 year old guys with a 22 year old girl). She was forced to ove her car, drove around the block until the cops left, and did it again. they just kept coming back not writing her a tcket. blocking a street, a hydrant, and a truck in… double parked. Youu can bet that if it was someone my age…. (25 at the time) ii would have been written up in a heart beat. Sorry as well for the rant…. but i do not understand why people in the city cannot just be nicer to eachother. an the part that killed me…. there was a parking lot 2 blocks down that charged 5 bucks a day…. But apparently, i should have parked there and walked all the damn furniture down 2 blocks then up 3 flights of stairrs while locking and unlocking everytthing every time. We even offered to pay the 5 bucks for her spot at first, and then hold the spot for her to take when we were done till she hit me. then we purposely made sure that she didnt get the spot out of spite having to put up with her for 3 damn hours.
Richard, You are so RIGHT. Let us put the BLAME WHERE IT TRULY BELONGS, both the City & State did not
remove the snow & the Mayor gave the okay to save the spaces. I was informed that the City has an 18,000,000
snow removal budget & they spent over $45,000,000. My feelings are if it cost $145,000,000 it should have been
removed & a lot of these problems could have been avoided. This is the 1st term for both the Mayor & Governor &
if we have to go through another winter like this, I hope it is their last term.
I hope that no one really thinks it is ok to damage another person’s car or to intimidate them for any reason, regardless of how many hours or much money it took you shovel the public’s parking space. I hope that the commenters are venting online but behave differently.
Though it is a flawed policy, the policy is you can save a space for only 48 hours after the mayor lifts the ban on parking. That’s it. This policy really doesn’t make sense… what if I shovel out your car? Do I own the spot that your car is in?
I wish the North End would scrap the space saver idea altogether.
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