Driving

By - 9/1/14 - 2:55 pm
Ticket on illegally parked car in Boston

Sgt. Lucas Taxter from district D-4 is helping to keep the streets clear around Northeastern today. He reports:

After witnessing mother/daughter move-in's from MI untie & toss the No Parking sign the officer did the right thing.

By - 9/1/14 - 10:33 am
Stuck truck on Storrow Drive in Boston

A truck driver with cat-like reflexes managed to avoid a full storrowing around 10:30 a.m. Michael Cotrone was on hand to record the scene and, who knows, sell commemorative copies to the driver.

By - 8/29/14 - 11:06 pm

The truck got stuck sometime before 11 p.m. Police shut the road between Comm. Ave. and Linden Street until it was freed.

By - 8/29/14 - 11:41 am

Tim watched the car being winched out of the river.

All the occupants removed safely from the waterlogged car off Western Avenue around 11:30 a.m., State Police report.

Photo from the scene.

Mike Moura photographed the scene from the other side, as State Police and a tow truck prepared to remove the car from the river:

By - 8/28/14 - 5:04 pm

Blue Hill Avenue is shut in both directions at Woodcliff Street due to a crash around 4:30 p.m. that sent a dirt-bike rider to the hospital in such bad shape the homicide unit was called in just in case.

MBTA buses were also diverted for the investigation.... Read more

By - 8/28/14 - 12:38 pm

You recall, of course, the guy who got a ticket for impersonating a police officer in Braintree after painting his Maserati to look like a Decepticon.

His lawyer, Russell Matson, vows a vigorous defense when the case comes up on Sept. 4 in Quincy District Court:

My client has applied several different dip color changes to his car before deciding to deck

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By - 8/28/14 - 12:16 pm

The RMV announced today that its replacement for the Chinatown branch opens Sept. 15 in that parking garage/office building atop the Haymarket T stop that will also house the Boston Public Market.

The RMV will occupy the building's second and third floors. In addition to standard RMV functions, visitors will also get to enjoy a new E-ZPass customer center.

The RMV will open the office... Read more

By - 8/25/14 - 10:17 pm

The technology toothpaste is out of the tube and good luck to the City Council trying to get it back in: NorthEndWaterfront.com reports a North Ender fed up with trawling the neighborhood in search of a parking space has come up with an app that lets other frustrated drivers share info about spaces about toopen up. He says that, unlike the Haystack app... Read more

By - 8/22/14 - 8:00 pm

Maybe the City Council didn't go far enough in banning that smartphone app that lets drivers hand off parking spaces to other users. Nam Le reports:

WTF, just saw a graybeard in a polo doing his own Haystack by hawking his space for $20 on Boylston outside Machine.

He adds:

I think he had an Infiniti SUV. Wish I knew if the

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By - 8/22/14 - 4:42 pm

On Wednesday, the City Council voted to ban the Haystack app for finding open on-street parking spaces.

By - 8/21/14 - 9:39 am

In response to a complaint about how the lights at Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street downtown now require pedestrians to cross with traffic rather than all alone, the city Transportation Department's engineering team optimistically says drivers will yield to walkers:

Walk signals at this location allow pedestrians to cross while the light is green for vehicles. Turning vehicles must yield to pedestrians. This type

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By - 8/20/14 - 9:12 pm

A man who allegedly stole something from the Home Depot on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury around 8:45 p.m. jumped into his Passat and roared down the parkway inbound.

Cops on his tail spotted him speeding through two red lights before cops alerted to his presence down the road boxed him in by the Shell station and arrested his alleged GTA ass.... Read more

By - 8/19/14 - 8:43 pm

A peeved citizen complains about a situation on South Street this afternoon:

This car doesn't have a resident sticker and is in a resident spot. I approached her bc I have a resident sticker and was waiting for a spot to open up. She basically told me "so what, not my problem, I have an appointment". Please send meter maid and ticket! Didn't make

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By - 8/19/14 - 7:50 pm
Smoky fire in Framingham

State Police posted a photo of Trooper John Arone and firefighters at a car fire on the turnpike westbound in Framingham around 5:20 p.m.

By - 8/19/14 - 5:00 pm

State Police report the man who died when his 2013 Dodge Ram truck swerved off Morton Street near the rotary and overturned last night was Lawrence Mulhern, 53.

Mulhern was pronounced dead at the scene.

Last night, Boston Police identified the pickup as the one that hit a van shortly before the fatal crash at Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue.... Read more

By - 8/19/14 - 4:55 pm

UPDATE: State Police identify the victim as Mark Keiser of Boston.

State Police report a collision around 7 a.m. on the eastbound side of Memorial Drive just past the Mass. Ave. Bridge ended with a 50-year-old Boston man dead.

The reason why the pedestrian was on the roadway is unknown at this time and is part of the investigation.

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By - 8/18/14 - 10:16 pm

UPDATE, 11:02 p.m. State Police report the injured person died.

Firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and state and Boston police are on Morton Street between Shattuck Hospital and the rotary, where at least one person was seriously injured in a rollover around 10 p.m., not long after the same pickup hit a van at Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue and sped off.... Read more

By - 8/18/14 - 5:03 pm

You know, that brown sign out in Becket in the Berkshires that announces an elevation of 1724 feet, "next highest elevation on I-90 Oacoma, South Dakota, 1,729 feet." Slate reports that, in fact, the highest elevation in Oacoma, SD is only about 1,440 feet tall.

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