It's always been tough to park in Westwood, but the city has made a bad problem worse by changing all the meters to accept quarters only.
Recently I had to run into the cleaners for just a minute, and paying $3.50 to park in a lot for such a short time seemed ridiculous, so I parked on the street. I had only dimes and nickels, so I ran into a shop to ask for change, only to see a "No change for meters" sign on the counter. The experience was repeated in the next two stores I tried. I headed back toward my car, frustrated and resigned to having to pay $3.50 at the lot. And there on the windshield was an $18 parking ticket.
I don't think it's unreasonable to ask that the meters go back to accepting dimes and nickels. Aren't they considered money also? CHRISTINE MANCINI