When the city calls for a snow emergency, your first thought is, "Do I have to move my car?" Here's a list of the places you can't park in Jamaica Plain, and other useful information to have during a snow emergency.
In case of a snow emergency, make sure you know where you can and can't park so you don't end up with an expensive ticket and a trip to a tow lot to claim your car. Not sure if you're parked on a snow artery? Here's a full list of the streets in and around Jamaica Plain you can't park on during a snow emergency: The city website also offers this Do and Don't list for parking during a snow emergency. Click here for the full parking regulations: DO DON'T The city also listed several numbers to keep handy during storms:
With 20 percent of city service requests coming from residents' smart phones, the mobile app is changing the way residents communicate with local government.
From graffiti to potholes to broken street lights, with more than 20 percent of city service requests now being reported through Boston's Citizens Connect, Boston's Chief Information Officer Bill Oates deemed the mobile app a success. "Citizens Connect opened the door to the city that showed us what we can do with technology, and in very innovative ways," he said in an interview with TechTarget.com. The concept of allowing residents to communicate with local government via their smart phones is now being integrated in many different departments. "So what we did with Citizens Connect, in connecting [residents] with their basic services, we now do in lots of places: in the education space, in the administration and finance space, in public …