The big storm in Massachusetts has rekindled an old debate.
If you shovel your car out of a parking spot, is that spot “yours” when you leave?
In Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh came close to creating an ordinance on the subject yesterday when he said at a news conference, “If you spent 10 hours shoveling it out, it’s yours for a couple of days.”
Related: CHICAGO DIBS (Instagram).
Winter Parking Rules: Is it ethical to claim dibs on a spot you've shoveled? (Slate).
4 Things To Know About Space Savers In Boston (WBUR).
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Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.