The New England Center for Investigative Reporting reports.
South Boston has a parking problem. Excel High School on G Street thinks it has an answer: Let residents park in its lot overnight - for $1,200 a year.
Eileen Murphy posted a copy of the notice for the Aug. 5 meeting the school is holding on the proposal - in which 60 spaces would be set aside for evening and weekend parking by the winners of a parking lottery, who would be billed quarterly.
Brinley Mooney looked out her window to see a car flipped on its side on Mass. Ave. between Beacon Street and the river.
Clay Harper shows us the last standing support for the old Casey Overpass between Hyde Park Avenue and the rotary.
As one of the most walkable cities in America, Boston could be well positioned to deal with future transportation trends, experts said at an MIT Media Lab forum on the future of transportation in Boston last night.
In the fourth of a series of Boston Futures meetings, the MIT Media Lab Monday night hosted a panel on mobility and the opportunities for transport solutions for 2024 and beyond. Read more.
Gov. Mike Dukakis (a.k.a. Prof. MBTA) was going into the Dedham Costco this morning as I exited. I hailed him and of course had to be the jerk saying the obvious, that he arrived by car instead of public transit. He laughed and also said the obvious, that any combination of MBTA services would be arduous and time-consuming.
That gave him the segue into his communication with Costco management. He's been pitching a Boston store. He says he told them it would be well received and profitable. He pointed out that his daughter lives in San Francisco where she is only 10 minutes from an in-town Costco.
Sito Suvamente captured the scene on Washington Street midway between Roslindale Square and the West Roxbury Parkway around 5:30 p.m., when the thoroughfare was completely shut down.
If the only thing missing in your life is a '70s-era Mercury Cougar with a Confederate license plate on the front, you're in luck: It's for sale on Spring Street in West Roxbury, next to Sunray Cleaners at Baker Street.
Andy MC spotted a bicyclist today where you don't normally see one: Heading north inside the Tip O'Neill Tunnel on I-93.
Daniella Torres reports on a crash around 3:15 p.m. at the Back Bay intersection:
Just saw/heard terrible hit and run with a bike and a red (maybe gray trim) SUV at intersection of Mass Ave and Boylston.
Walking across street, heard crash, saw biker fly in air. Crowd (not me) got license plate, stayed until ambulance came.
Biker was in severe pain (head/leg) but talking. Guy in crowd made sure he didn't move his head & comforted him.
Creatine Avenger shows us that Sullivan Square commuters have 99 problems - all of them related to this tractor trailer that overturned early this morning. Things remained a mess as of 7:37 a.m., Jesse E-V reports.
Why, yes, of course there is no finer use for highway signboards than urging Massholes to get Xander Bogaerts to the All-Star Game.
A Cardi's truck driver with a possible reading deficit missed storrowing by inches this morning, jamming up traffic, Tim reports.
Around 7:45 p.m. at Boston and Harvest streets. A bicycle was also involved. Police have blocked off the area.
NECN reports two officers in a prisoner-transport van and the driver of the car were taken to local hospitals with injuries not considered life threatening.
Workers spent the day installing signs for the new Tesla showroom and service center on Providence Highway in Dedham - at what used to be a Lincoln-Mercury dealership.
Over at WBUR, Daniel Guzman reports:
2 sheep standing in road on NB 95 at Rt 1 in Sharon/Foxboro. Delays not too baaaaaaad.
Lenny Rowe reports a convoy of seven Indian Trails buses was headed straight for a storrowing tonight. Fortunately for the passengers, however, the drivers of the two buses that actually close enough to Storrow to realize the doom that awaited them stopped in time and managed to back up on Berkeley. Unfortunately for all the other drivers in the area, that caused a backup.