Space Savers: Fair Game For Neighbors to Remove After 5 p.m.

A space saver on Paul Gore Street on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

Chris Helms

A space saver on Paul Gore Street on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

At 5 p.m. on Friday it will be 48 hours since Mayor Marty Walsh ended our most recent snow emergency. That means, officially at least, no more space savers.

Of course this is a hotly-contested rule. Rule abiding residents risk retaliation from folks who like to keep the spot they shoveled reserved. I’ve heard through the grapevine of one particularly nasty confrontation in the area of Paul Gore Street that involved one neighbor dumping trash on another neighbor’s car.

But as far as the rules go, after 5 p.m. Friday, those space savers are fair game to be moved.