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Starts & Stops

When meter runs out, find a new block

As a resident of the South End, Marleen Nienhuis tries to bike more than she drives, but she needed her Volvo wagon to haul wreath-making supplies to the holiday sale that underwrites the Garden Club of Back Bay’s work maintaining trees along the street. When she returned to the car with time on the meter, she said, she was surprised to find a ticket tucked under the hood.

Though she accepts occasional parking tickets as a cost of city living, this one gnawed at Nienhuis enough to prompt a call, raising a good question about Boston parking rules: Can you be ticketed for parking at two spots in the same neighborhood on the same day?

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