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Bill Patts of South Boston said it took him an hour and a half to dig out a spot, and he intended to keep it.
In Jamaica Plain, a traffic cone was placed next to a shoveled-out parking space on Castleton Street.
In South Boston, a saw horse held a parking spot near F and Second streets.
In Dorchester, a wooden box was among the many items on Auckland Street.
Clockwise from top left, Bill Patts of South Boston said it took him an hour and a half to dig out a spot, and he intended to keep it. A saw horse held a parking spot near F and Second street in South Boston. In Dorchester, a wooden box was among the many items on Auckland Street In Jamaica Plain, a traffic cone was placed next to a shoveled-out parking space on Castleton Street. (Globe Staff Photos/ Jonathan Wiggs, David Kamerman)

X still marks spot

Space savers litter city streets despite mayor's proclamation

By Stephanie Ebbert and Megan Tench
Globe Staff / February 3, 2005

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As Bill Patts headed to work yesterday afternoon, he pulled his Jeep Cherokee Sport out of a parking space in South Boston and pulled his metal folding chair into it. (Full article: 522 words)

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