John Kerry Not Above the Law, Gets Ticket for Not Shoveling Snow

January 29, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry apparently got a ticket for not shoveling the sidewalk outside of his home in Beacon Hill, Boston.

The ticket was handed out by the city after a citizen complained about the sidewalk.

“Case Closed. TICKET: Ticket Issued,” the city said, via UniversalHub.com.

The complaint was filed for 19 Louisburg Sq., which is where Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz, live. The two have lived at the location since 1995 after they purchased it for $1.7 million.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry bows to someone after his speech during a panel session at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry bows to someone after his speech during a panel session at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The sidewalk incident was reported through Citizens Connect, a website provided by the city of Boston.

“Citizens Connect is the City of Boston’s award-winning effort to empower residents to be the City’s ‘eyes and ears.’ Now you can alert the City of Boston to neighborhood issues such as potholes, damaged signs, and graffiti,” the website says about itself.

It should come as no surprise that Kerry’s sidewalk wasn’t shoveled because he’s rarely in town anymore. Kerry on Thursday delivered a speech with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Boston and other parts of New England will get more snow starting Thursday night and Friday. Nearly three feet fell in Boston already and about 2-4 inches more is expected to fall on Friday.

A LITTLE EXTRA:

NY Mayor Bill De Blasio created a minor media frenzy when he shoveled his own walk soon after he took office.