1 min readBy Published On: February 19th, 2022Categories: News8 Comments on Southie Parking PSA: You can’t just park anywhere

What the….

We realize the South Boston has a parking crisis.  It’s hard to find a spot. You circle the blocks and can’t find anything – especially late at night.  Well, on Friday night, someone just decided to just park his/her car in this spot at the corner at G and 7th – clearly understanding that his spot is in fact not a legal spot. Most of the time you can’t even park close to corner of intersections in the city due to the fact emergency vehicles like fire trucks need to make the turns.

But this person was like “f it!” and just left the car there and evidently it was still there untouched – no ticket – not towed – no note – at 7am this morning.

To those frustrated with the parking situation and thinking it’s okay to park your car anywhere, maybe don’t. Keep looking for a spot – may we suggest the beach.  Or maybe take an Uber.

Just leaving a car in the middle of an intersection is not a good idea. Do better.

A special thank you to Timmy Hayes for sending us the photo.


  1. Brian February 19, 2022 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    The dirty secret is that on the weekends you CAN park anywhere. There is ZERO enforcement on the weekends and everyone knows it. We have cars parked in front of hydrants for three full days on our street from Friday night until Monday morning. No ticket, no nothing. You know the way things work around here, pols don’t care until someone dies and then it’s community meeting, a few “serious” tweets, one week of stepped up enforcement and then back to normal (see: pedestrian deaths). Wash, rinse, repeat.

    • Will February 24, 2022 at 7:23 pm - Reply

      You got right Brian.

  2. Gerry Cuddyer February 19, 2022 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    As someone who lives in the G and Seventh area, I have been complaining about the lack of parking enforcement for the last several years. Right now, there are 3 massive construction projects for which the City has issued parking/dumpster permits, removing approximately 7 spaces within a stone’s throw of this intersection. This doesn’t include all the subcontractors, laborers, etc who bring their own cars and park in residents only spots between 7 and 10AM. I have sent numerous emails to Ed Flynn, Haley Dillon, Dion Irish, etc. I just sent my first email yesterday to Jascha Franklin-Hodge, the New Director of Streets, who had lived in this area for several years. Here’s hoping he is more responsive than all our other leaders. BTW, the 2 year anniversary of the massive fire that destroyed 407-409 E 7th St and badly damaged 2 other houses was 2/5/2022. That fire took place at around 5pm, so luckily there was no loss of life. I shudder to think what would have happened if a similar fire took place in the wee hours last night, with this car blocking the intersection.

  3. Michael Bancroft February 19, 2022 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Gerry, the brush bars on cruisers are there for a reason. If they need to move a vehicle like this to gain access for Fire, they will. Quickly and they’ll take no prisoners in the process.

  4. Millie E February 20, 2022 at 10:59 am - Reply

    It’s Southie, those from Boston know native Southie folks can get away with just about anything that other districts would get penalized over!

    • Ruth Ann Hendricks February 24, 2022 at 11:47 pm - Reply

      These are not the “native” Southie people. It is the newbies that have moved it and think they can do anything they want..

  5. Frank T February 24, 2022 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    There is Zero Parking enforcement on the weekends. I regularly use 311 to report parking violations near my place in Southie, and usually they get closed with a ticketed or cleared because the car left within 6 hours on a weekday. Report any parking violations on 311 anytime between Friday night and Sunday night and they all get “Cleared” on Monday.

  6. Debby February 25, 2022 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Need to get the police to ticket!

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