Friday, March 8, 2013
The week after the Blizzard of 2013, city officials issued more than 300 tickets and fines in the Jamaica Plain wards 11 and 19.
If your property or business received a ticket for improper snow removal related to the Blizzard of 2013, you're not alone. Over 300 property and business owners in the Jamaica Plain area and surrounding neighborhoods faced fines and tickets related to snow removal, according to city data. The fines, at anywhere from $25 to $300 depending on the offense, were issued for violations such as clearing snow from private property back onto city streets, or failing to clear 42" worth of sidewalk space in front of property. Overall in Boston, 2,413 tickets were issued in the month of February, according to the Boston Globe, which compiled the city's public records. Below is a list of the number of snow removal tickets and fines issued in …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Department of Public Works started with more than 30,000 tons of salt this winter, and have only used a couple thousand so far.
Boston has tons of salt ready to use for this weekend's snowstorm. The city started off with more than 30,000 tons of salt this winter and has only used a couple thousand, even after the Blizzard of 2013. And Boston sanders, plows, trucks and contracted winter workers are only using salt, or a mixture of salt and water. Business owners in West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain's Centre Street have often heard complaints about snow melt products through the years. Some residents, like in the South End, are upset and believe that some pets' feet are getting hurt by winter products being used on sidewalks. "The city uses salt or a mixture of salt and water called brine," said John Guilfoil, spokesperson for the Mayor's Press Office. Guilfoil …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
A snow melter was dispatched to the Forest Hills Station bus depot Sunday.
Last Friday and Saturday, 2 feet of snow fell on Boston. Last Sunday, Jamaica Plain stayed buried. But in the afternoon, the city deployed a few pieces of snow removing technology to the area in an effort to get rid of the piled up snow. Using a snow melter, Boston Department of Public Works crews blasted through snow at the Forest Hills Station bus depot last Sunday, Feb. 10.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Crews have spread across the city to remove remaining snow piles.
The city is coordinating an effort to remove leftover - and abundant - snow piles. Snow Strike Force teams, comprised of members from the Boston Public Works Department, Boston Transportation Department, Boston Police Department, and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, were in Egleston Square Monday afternoon, according to a press release from Mayor Thomas Menino's office Monday afternoon. Jamaica Plain was buried in more than 2 feet of snow for what seemed like the duration of the storm and into Sunday and Monday. Though the rain and warm weather has helped melt some of the snow, slush, water and snow drifts have made driving extremely difficult along the side streets. Jamaica Plain residents can tweet at @NotifyBoston if your …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Boston crews are working around the clock to make all Boston streets passable, forcing public schools to be closed again on Tuesday.
Boston Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12 due to the continued cleanup of the blizzard of 2013 that dropped more than 20 inches on Beantown's neighborhoods. Mayor Thomas Menino's official twitter account tweeted: "Boston Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, February 12.#bosnow #bps" Boston Public Schools are also closed next week for Febrary break.
Friday, February 11, 2011
There is no parking ban, but certain areas have limited parking at night, so look for the signs.
With snow piling up on both sides of the street, parking is becoming increasingly challenging. The narrowing of the streets has contributed to widespread traffic problems. Certain sections of Jamaica Plain's roads are currently marked for targeted snow removal on night. These areas have been marked with "No Parking" signs, for the Boston Public Works Department to access and remove the snow. Parking in one of these areas may result in your car being towed or moved by the Boston Transportation Department. If you haven't moved your car, you may be in for an unexpected reminder, like JP resident Lesley Mahoney. "Around 12:30 this morning, I hear police on a bullhorn warning people that snow removal is about to commence and cars parked on …