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Snow parking becomes a tense game around Boston

It has become the way Boston blizzards really end — with a game of chicken. Who is going to move their space-saver first?

What was once an almost-quaint tradition in South ­Boston, putting a chair or a cone out to mark a shoveled parking space, has infected vast swaths of the city, from Charlestown to Dorchester, Allston to East Boston, bringing with it heated neighbor-on-neighbor battles, retaliatory vandalism, and the nagging question: When does it stop?

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