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Kerry cited for not shoveling snow

Secretary of State John Kerry was ticketed Thursday for not shoveling the snow outside his Boston home.

About six inches of snow accumulated on the sidewalk outside Kerry’s primary residence in Louisburg Square on Wednesday. A city report posted Thursday said a ticket had been issued for the unshoveled powder after a citizen filed a complaint.

Boston saw more than two feet of snow this past week during Winter Storm Juno that pounded the Northeast. The city’s 24.6 inches was the sixth most ever recorded, according to the National Weather Service.

{mosads}A State Department spokeman told The Boston Herald that Kerry “will gladly pay the ticket.”

Kerry bought the home in 1995 for $1.7 million, according to real estate site Zillow. The 8,000-plus-square-foot five-story brick rowhouse on Beacon Hill was built in 1899 and includes a private elevator. Property records peg the property’s worth at upwards of $11.5 million.

The secretary welcomed Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi to his five-bedroom, seven-bath residence in October for a working dinner, posing with the nation’s top diplomat inside. Kerry also nabbed a photo with the diplomat outside.

His home was also in the news in July 2013 when a Russian man was arrested after taking photos of the rowhouse, though the former U.S. senator from Massachusetts was not around at the time.

Earlier this week Kerry returned to the U.S. from a weeklong trip to England, Switzerland, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

On Wednesday he attended a farewell event for outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at Virginia’s Fort Myer. He spent Thursday in Washington attending a White House forum on human trafficking, meeting his Swedish and Latvian counterparts and attending a meeting with President Obama and Vice President Biden.

On Friday and Saturday, as Kerry hosts his Canadian and Mexican counterparts in Boston to review efforts for North American cooperation, leadership and security, the weather service reports the city could see upwards of half a foot. 

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