Threatening space-saver notes will not be tolerated, Mayor Walsh says

BOSTON (WHDH) – Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says threatening space-saver messages and notes will not be tolerated in the city.

“Take this and expect your windows to be broken,” one angry noted shared with Boston 311 said. The note’s author explained that they were infuriated after someone stole a spot which took “2 hours” to shovel out.

Walsh said he and other city officials are “disappointed” by the messages that resident’s are leaving on each other’s cars.

“Please be respectful of your neighbors. We all share these streets and our city,” Walsh said in a tweet. “No threats will be tolerated.”

For now, Walsh says no changes are planned for the space saver program. The city allows space savers to be used up to 48 hours after a snow emergency ends.

In South Boston, people acknowledged the unwritten rule of “don’t park in a spot you didn’t shovel out yourself.”

“I don’t condone leaving threatening notes but […] I’ve shoveled out my car, it’s a hassle,” said South Boston reisdent Kevin St. Gelais.


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