First snow John M. Guilfoil December 19, 2008 Features BROOKLINE, Mass. — The first flakes began to fall in the city moments ago, signaling the start of the first major snowstorm in Boston this season. At the local Whole Foods Market, the usually jocular and friendly natural foods shoppers were replaced by a hoard of college students from Brighton in pajama pants and sweaters and elderly couples from Brookline in Volvos and Mercedes, vying for position in line. Carts clanged together as people gathered up produce, milk and other foods. Winter has started in Boston. Promoted Content Logging In... Profile cancel Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Facebook or Name EmailNot published Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.