Back Bay, Brighton, Brookline, Downtown, Fenway, Neighborhoods, North End, Sports Department, Transportation and the T

Your Roadmap to Wednesday’s Fenway Parking Nightmare

No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Wednesday & Thursday 4PM to 2AM

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to get my car towed/ticketed/flipped/broken-into-during-riots, since I always try to keep my car at top, and I even got insurance from the cheap auto policies online, so my car is always safe… so I checked out the City of Boston’s parking ban list… and I was lost as I read down the laundry list of roads.

I help myself out (and you) mapped out the bans… if it is in red…or close to the red… don’t even think about pulling over.


From the Department of Transportation:

Red Sox fans are strongly encouraged by the City of Boston to leave their personal vehicles at home and take the T whether they are heading to Fenway or another destination in Boston to watch the World Series games scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  On-street parking will be restricted on several streets in the Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood of the City.  Parking will also be restricted on streets in Brighton, as well as near Northeastern University, Faneuil Hall and North Station.

Additional Parking Enforcement staff will be working before, during and after the games to assist with public safety needs.  They will also be concentrating on ensuring that only vehicles with Fenway/Kenmore Resident Parking Permits are parked in curbside spaces designated for residents in that neighborhood.

For more information on the parking ban check out the City of Boston’s Press Release for the official road closings… I wouldn’t want you to get mad at me if you park on a street that I missed!

Beacon Hill, Neighborhoods, North End, Quickly Around Town, South End, Transportation and the T

Street Sweeping Delayed; Don’t Move Your Car

Unsurprisingly, City Hall today announced Daytime Neighborhood Street Cleaning has been pushed back a week. A notice sent to residents this afternoon said, “due to current roadway conditions street sweeping in the North End, South End, and Beacon Hill has been cancelled through the end of the week of March 4th.”

The Public Works Department will reevaluate conditions to begin the program for the week of March 11, according to the emailed notice. More information is available directly from DPW.

WLBT previously cast skepticism on City Hall’s March 1 target for the daytime street sweeping schedule. Can’t say we weren’t justified.

A Night at the Theater, Harvard Square, Neighborhoods, We Love Food, We Love the Arts

A Night at the Theater – The Glass Menagerie

Thinking about exploring the theatrical side of Beantown? We’ll help you make a night of it! Everything from transportation, to dinner, to ticket purchase, to after-show-drinks is all planned out for you in this step-by-step guide.

This week – find out why fans of American Horror Story, devotees of 24, and collectors of Swarovski figurines will all enjoy the A.R.T.’s The Glass Menagerie. Also, discover the best Cambridge restaurant you’ve never been to, and cap off your night with a villain of Old English poetry fame.

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Quickly Around Town, Transportation and the T

Toys For Tickets Begins Tomorrow

Now is the time to get a parking ticket in the city of Boston!

Beginning tomorrow, November 29th though Saturday, December 1st, anyone issued a “non-public safety parking ticket” in Boston can simply donate a toy of equal or greater value to the City of Boston. The ‘Toys for Tickets’ exchange program is valid from November 29th through December 8th. For drop off locations and more information, go to the City of Boston’s website.

Remember, the toy must be of equal or greater value than the parking ticket, you must provide a receipt and this isn’t necessarily an excuse to park as you please in Boston for the next few days.