BOSTON (CBS) – In this Weekend Commentary, Dan Rea applauds a recent ruling allowing folks to put coins in parking meters for strangers, thus preventing the cars from getting tickets. Originally aired June 20th, 2015
The conduct of “Robin Hoods” who feed about-to-expire meters while following parking enforcement officers is protected under the First Amendment, though the city of Keene has a right to pursue an injunction against them.
Police in Taunton say they caught a Norton man in the act of stealing parking meters earlier this week.
The city’s Office of the Parking Clerk has announced the release of a new re-loadable card that commuters can use to park in Boston.
The city has upgraded dozens of parking meters so they now take credit and debit cards.
Parking at a meter in Boston will soon cost 25 percent more. The city’s transportation department plans to start retrofitting the city’s more than 7,000 parking meters Saturday.