This week, WBUR reporter Zeninjor Enwemeka and WBUR photographer Jesse Costa took a look at how Bostonians across the city are coping with the historic winter weather. Below are some pictures from their trips to Andrew Square, Dudley Square and Maverick Square.
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Larry Regan, a mechanical technician for the commuter rail, had just finished a graveyard shift removing ice from commuter line trains. "I know people are aggravated with the service and everything, but they gotta give us a little bit of time to get caught up with the weather because we haven’t gotten a break," said Regan, who was at Andrew Square. "I know they haven’t either and it’s tough because people gotta go out and make money, but we gotta do the same thing." (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Commuters await the next bus at Andrew Square Station. Feelings ranged from aggravated to annoyed over the recent snowstorms and MBTA problems -- and has forced people to change their morning routines and leave home earlier than usual. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) A woman walked dogs down a thin path behind snowbanks along Dorchester Street in Andrew Square. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) First graders from Josiah Quincy Elementary School crossed Southhampton Street to get to the Andrew Square MBTA station. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) A contractor shoveled snow from the rooftop of the Fairchild Center in Dudley Square. Six feet of snow had accumulated there. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Pauline Sheridan, 82, navigated a small winding path through a large snow bank in front of the Silver Slipper Restaurant at the intersection of Washington Street and Malcolm X Boulevard. Many people in Dudley Square complained the roads and sidewalks around Roxbury have not been cleared properly. "I was tired of being in the house," Sheridan said, after she made her way through a narrow path. "You have to get out to air … to breathe." (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Daniel Warren chopped ice from the sidewalk in front of businesses in Dudley Square. "A lot people don't have a 4-foot pathway for coming and going," he said, referring to a city ordinance requiring a minimum path of 42 inches be cleared from sidewalks after a snowstorm. "Nobody has the snow far away from the building. People got to walk under the deadly icicles, they got no escape." (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Commuters boarded the 28 bus at the Dudley Square MBTA station in Roxbury. Many commuters said they have been late to work -- even when they leave early -- because of crowded buses and delays. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) People walked carefully Wednesday along Washington Street in Dudley Square, where the sidewalks were not shoveled very well. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Between parked cars and snowbanks, it was a tight squeeze for an MBTA bus in snow-filled Maverick Square in East Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Because of the snowbanks along the side of Chelsea Street, inspector for Maverick Station Frank Iacovello looked on frustration as a parked car blocked an MBTA bus from moving forward, causing a traffic jam all the way up Meridian Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Asbel Ruiz shoveled slush away from the curb at Maverick Station. (Jesse costa/WBUR) A public trash bin on Meridian Street was overflowing with garbage that had not been emptied in weeks. Mountains of snow all over Maverick Square buried trash cans, so trash sat atop snow.(Jesse Costa/WBUR) Blocked by snow, commuters walked in the street after leaving Maverick Station Thursday. Wide snowbanks often pushed people into the streets and also backed up traffic, especially along Chelsea and Meridian streets. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Anthony Dimare dropped the items he was delivering while attempting to get through a narrow path to the sidewalk. Here, he gets helped over the snowbank by a passerby. Even with the recent weather frustrations, people are getting back to work and helping each other out in the neighborhood. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)