Massachusetts moneymaker: Snow only $89 a shipment!

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Pedestrians are forced to walk single file down on a Beacon Street sidewalk in Boston. | AP photo

Pedestrians are forced to walk single file down on a Beacon Street sidewalk in Boston. | AP photo

Yo! Want some snow?

Well, you might not want any, but think about those poor, deprived kids in Miami or L.A. basking in the winter sun who’ve never been able to have a snowball fight.

An entrepreneur near Boston, which has now gotten a record-breaking 100 inches+ of snow, has figured out how to make money off of Mother Nature: He’ll overnight a shipment of the white stuff for only $89, Boston.com reports. Continue reading

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Don’t mess with my parking chair

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A local merchant came up with a “joke” chair. Photo courtesy of Commonwealth Press.

It’s a fine winter tradition: When it snows, you shovel the parking space in front of your house and save it with a cheap, plastic chair, or whatever else you have handy.

In Chicago, it’s called dibs. In Boston, its longtime mayor referred to it as “this rummage sale” of space savers. In Philly, “savesies.”

But the time-honored practice is on thin ice in cities from the Midwest to New England. Continue reading

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