WINTER STORMS are often frustrating for city residents, and last weekend’s blizzard was no exception. But the situation was made worse by a plowing performance that wasn’t up to snuff (or fluff) and by vandalism born of parking-spot grievances.
Boston residents should expect some inconvenience when a storm dumps two feet of snow. But this cleanup fell far short of Mayor Menino’s stated expectation that every street be plowed within an hour after a storm. Some side streets weren’t cleared for several days. What’s more, a website intended to let people track the progress of the plowing crashed under the demand.