Driving

By - 9/23/17 - 10:04 am
Burst water main in the South End

Andrea shows us the aftermath of a water-main break at Berkeley and Appleton streets in the South End this morning.

By - 9/20/17 - 9:22 am

Shocks asks:

Has there ever been anything good written about the Boston highway revolts?

By - 9/19/17 - 4:13 pm
Storrowed rental truck on Storrow Drive

Rick came across a freshly storrowed box truck being towed off Storrow Drive this afternoon after having an intimate moment with a footbridge.

By - 9/19/17 - 1:10 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that while current field-sobriety tests were developed to gauge whether somebody is too drunk to drive, they can provide valuable information if the driver is suspected of being stoned, instead.

But, the court cautions ... Read more.

By - 9/18/17 - 5:17 pm
Cars on steps on Boston City Hall Plaza

Chris Wetherson shows us a car that wound up on some of the steps on City Hall Plaza, barely two weeks after somebody else drove his Corolla down the steps to Cambridge Street.

By - 9/17/17 - 6:00 pm

But this is Brighton, so one can only stare in amazement at this listing for a $75,000 deeded parking space. Brighton.

H/t Rick.

By - 9/15/17 - 6:02 pm
Crash on Hyde Park Avenue

Gordon Bedford watched the aftermath of a three-car crash on Hyde Park Avenue near Northbourne Road late this afternoon. He reports two people in the car in the middle were unable to get out until after firefighters arrived and pried open the doors. EMTs arrived to check them out.

By - 9/12/17 - 2:55 pm

WBZ reports two adults, two kids and a dog were inside at the time of the Clarence Street crash, but that there were no injuries.

By - 9/11/17 - 4:23 pm

But in the meantime, downtown Boston will have to do. Tesla announced today it's planning a new generation of urban "superchargers" for its cars - starting with downtown Boston and Chicago:

By - 9/10/17 - 7:13 pm
Cookie man on I-93 in Dorchester

Gretchen Van Ness is one of the motorists who got stuck in what turned into at least 90 minutes of gridlock on I-93 southbound this afternoon after police shut the road following a double shooting near Neponset Circle. She reports people have been "terrific" and kept their cool - and that this guy walked down the road handing out Oreos.

By - 9/8/17 - 3:20 pm
Stuck drawbridge near Museum of Science

Half of the drawbridge near the Museum of Science refuses to go down and so traffic near there is "a huge mess," Jill Neblett reports.

By - 9/7/17 - 10:08 pm
SUV on fire in Milton

Shaka Dudu photographed this SUV on fire where Truman Parkway turns into Brush Hill Road in Milton shortly after 6 p.m.

By - 9/7/17 - 11:32 am

A small Brockton company and a Massachusetts resident are suing German car companies for what they say was "a two-decade long conspiracy among German auto manufacturers to unlawfully increase prices on all German Luxury Vehicles." Read more.

By - 9/5/17 - 5:28 pm
Car flips on Rte. 28 in Milton

Thomas Papathanasiou spotted this flipped car shortly before 5 p.m. on Rte. 28 north, a quarter mile or so past 93. Read more.

By - 9/4/17 - 11:43 pm

Well, what do you know? There were several close calls, but no actual storrowings this weekend on either river road, at least as far as we could tell. One of the close calls came late tonight, when the driver of a Stop & Shop 18-wheeler, who you really would think would know better, started to turn towards Storrow Drive, before realizing the goof and backing up, as Ari Ofsevit shows us.

By - 9/3/17 - 10:13 pm

UPDATE: Teenager arrested.

WFXT reports on a crash on Washington Street at Dickinson Road in Brighton tonight that sent two women to the hospital. The driver may have abandoned his vehicle and fled on a T bus.

By - 9/3/17 - 9:54 pm

The Animal Rescue League of Boston reports that with the help of state troopers, it rescued a cat that somehow wound up inside the Ted Williams Tunnel. Read more.

By - 9/2/17 - 11:26 am
Crashed car on Congress Street.

Photo by BPD.

A Tiverton, RI man faces a variety of charges after allegedly driving from the Old State House onto City Hall Plaza and then down the stairs towards Faneuil Hall last night, police say, adding he somehow managed to avoid hitting anybody on the steps. Read more.

By - 8/30/17 - 11:56 pm

State transportation officials tonight detailed their latest plans to ease the traffic woes that have beset East Boston since the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza came down in May and was replaced by a new configuration of roadways, but skeptical residents were having none of it. Read more.