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5 Things: Still a Snow Emergency, Plow Requests

Deadlines, events and other items you should know about on Feb. 11 in Charlestown.

1. Rain: Rain is expected all day today, mainly before 5 p.m., with patchy fog between 1 and 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Showers could continue into the evening. Remember to clear snow off rooftops to avoid collapses from the heavy snow and rain combo. High 45, Low: 33.

2. Snow emergency remains: Following the weekend snowstorm, Boston’s snow emergency and parking ban remained in effect Monday morning, with no word as to when it will be lifted. Boston Public Schools are closed today, but Boston City Hall will be open its regular hours. The MBTA is expected to be back on its weekday schedule; check mbta.com/weather for updates. Trash and recycling collection will be conducted on the normal schedule. Check for more information and updates throughout the day in Patch’s Charlestown Storm Center.

3. Need a plow? Submit requests for city workers to plow your street using this online form or call the Mayor’s Hotline at 617-635-4500. In addition, Neighbors for Neighbors has activated its SnowCrew program where those in need can post their address to the company’s online forum to request free shoveling service.

4. Volunteers needed: The Boston-based nonprofit ABCD is looking for volunteers to help low-income Boston residents get free tax preparation assistance. You can make a difference in someone's life by saving thousands of dollars in tax preparation fees.

5. Comedy show: Tickets are now available for Charlestown Youth Hockey’s annual Comedy Night fundraiser, scheduled Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Knights of Columbus hall. Tony V. will headline, along with a “star-studded lineup of comedians.” Tickets cost $25 each or $200 for a table of 10. To purchase, contact a Youth Hockey board member (contact info at cyha.com). 

Got a Charlestown event coming up? Make sure it's on our calendar and send the link to becca.manning@patch.com to be featured in one of our morning "5 Things You Should Know."

Matthew February 11, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Submit a request to have your street plowed... Why even bother paying taxes? It seems the city was planning on doing the bare minimum from the get-go. Whatever. This probably isn't even worth complaining about anymore.
TheMaskedTruthsayer February 11, 2013 at 12:40 PM
The site is down as is the tracking site. However, they are providing some entertainment while we wait: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UHutvqFLp0
Matthew February 11, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Nice! Perhaps part of the problem is that no in in the city government can make out what Menino is saying, so they're all just spitballing it.
TheMaskedTruthsayer February 11, 2013 at 12:50 PM
I suspect a high-level meeting was held at Foleys and the concensus of opinion was to let the rain wash all the snow away like the DUI records of a politician's kid ca. 1980.
Matthew February 11, 2013 at 01:03 PM
I like it. They were being forward thinkers. They saw the rain in the forecast and said, "Well I guess we're done here. Cocktail, anyone?"
TheMaskedTruthsayer February 11, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Yes, please submit your plow requests....ha, ha, ha, ha!!! Error: Invalid data entered, please press back button and try again Please contact the system administrator
Bill Burke February 11, 2013 at 03:23 PM
The Gov.thinks he did a great job he should get the hell out this state and go to Washington with his buddy
Lauren Zablotny February 11, 2013 at 04:28 PM
Great job? hmm... they plowed the middle of streets, including snow emergency streets where there were no cars, and the parking spots are up to the residents. But you can't save them once you are done!
Just a person! February 15, 2013 at 02:17 PM
What about the Boulivard? (Rutherford Ave) I notice that the sidewalk has been cleared at Mishawam Park, But! What about the rest of it? Ex. The new housing at City Sq. ( Cushman House) The White Elephant development at West School St The Gov Warren Housing (BHD) near Soverign Bank Soverign Bank The Houses from Baldwin to Mian Marble (BRA ?) It has been a week now and NONE of these areas have been cleared.. Hello??
Joseph February 15, 2013 at 02:23 PM
Mumbles says the city did an A+ job on cleaning snow on Today: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/02/mayor_gives_city_a_plus_for_blizzard_response
Just a person! February 15, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Hey Joseph, Thanks for the early morning laugh! Maybe he was looking out his OWN window!

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