A bus driver who decided, what the hell, and plowed right through one of those CARS ONLY signs discovered just in time that the BU Bridge inbound would not let him pass. Naturally, at rush hour, this was a bit less than optimal for all the drivers behind him. Or as Eddy S. tweeted at 6 p.m.:
Been in the same spot for about 15 mins under western ave bridge. If you can exit do it!
A truck fire on 128 south in Wakefield shortly before 4:30 p.m. forced State Police to shut both sides of the road, State Police report. Crews were able to get the road re-opened by 5 p.m., but the damage was done, in the form of a 23-mile backup on the southbound side.
The Boston Licensing Board has granted full liquor licenses to a proposed Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park and an under-construction bistro on South Street in Roslindale - and voted to let an existing Dominican restaurant on Fairmount Avenue expand from beer and wine to all types of liquor.
Antonio's Bacaro on Fairmount and Derna's on South Street got new licenses, and Rincon Caribeno an expanded license, under a new state law that will give Boston 75 liquor licenses over the next three years for neighborhoods outside Boston Proper and the waterfront.
Boston Police report arresting a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old on charges they responded to a request to stop cursing in front of a young child yesterday afternoon by attacking the child's mother and stealing her phone.