Here are some space savers I spotted recently in Dorchester. In Boston, people view the space they dug out for their car as theirs for the winter. They put something disposable in the spot when they're away. There can be trouble if a space is poached.
The city reluctantly allows this to go on for 48 hours after a storm. In theory, the trash collectors will take the space savers after that. They're well past the deadline in this case.#snowpocalypse2015