Southie Pols say no
to parking bans
South Boston elected officials have had it up to here with parking bans along Day Boulevard. After 120 cars were ticketed and towed this past weekend (October 20th and 21st), Senator Jack Hart, Councilor Bill Linehan and Representative Nick Collins have voiced their concerns to the DCR (Department of Conservation and Recreation) about the inconvenience it has caused Southie residents. In a press release, Senator Hart stated " “While we understand and appreciate the great causes of many of these road races, the severe impacts and discourtesy to our neighborhood residents are too much of a heavy burden to bear." Rep. Nick Collins stated, "No more permits for races that require NO PARKING on Day Blvd."
With parking in South Boston being such a stressful issue, local officials have sent the message that there should be no more permits for road races and events that require "no parking" on Day Boulevard.
- May through October - 8 Road Closures and No Parking Bans on Day Boulevard
- 17 total permits issued for weekend events that affected the community of South Boston in one way or other- i.e. road closures and or no parking.
It's nice to know our local pols have our backs when it comes to the nightmare that is parking in South Boston. We will keep you posted on any new information.