In many Boston neighborhoods, space savers date back decades, and the passionate debate about them has been raging just as long. Monday, the city began removing the many different objects people left alongside curbs to save the parking spots they’ve been digging out through storm after storm, and the move was to mixed reviews.

Many of the space savers may be gone now, but the battles are far from over. A lot of people are still trying to stake the parking spot claims in any way they can, and the fights are getting downright dirty.

Maureen Dahill is a staunch space-saver advocate and South Boston native.

Gustavo Quiroga is a strong anti-space-saver advocate who hails Lower Roxbury.