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Claiming a spot before shoveling? That’s not Southie

Some residents got a jump on the storm by reserving their spaces before shoveling, as the brick-weighted chairs on West Ninth Street illustrated. Some residents got a jump on the storm by reserving their spaces before shoveling, as the brick-weighted chairs on West Ninth Street illustrated. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
By Peter Schworm
Globe Staff / February 11, 2010

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The trash barrels, plastic crates, and lawn chairs lining the streets of South Boston yesterday morning were hardly unusual in a neighborhood famous for its you-shovel-it, you-own-it moral code in claiming curbside parking in snow storms. But there was a difference yesterday: The place-holders were out before a flake had fallen. (Full article: 611 words)

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