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 has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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