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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