Illegal parking lots pockmark Brighton neighborhood - The Boston Globe
After a Brighton resident complains to the Globe about paved front yard parking lots, a code enforcement officer from Boston's Inspectional Services issued citations to 14 homeowners for violating the city's zoning ordinance. During an evening inspection of the same area on Dec. 14, enforcement officers found more than 100 cars parked in illegally enlarged driveways and parking lots. Some vehicles blocked sidewalks or were unregistered and abandoned. They issued 14 citations to these landlords and fined them $150 a piece. Fines jumped to $300 each for last week's round of tickets because it was the second violation for most in the last 12 months.