Driving

By - 4/19/17 - 11:50 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a $1.4-million project to improve traffic in Readville, including traffic lights at either end of the short but clogged and dangerous Father Hart bridge that has bedeviled drivers for years as they try to cross over the train tracks that split the neighborhood. Read more.

By - 4/19/17 - 12:03 pm
Trash crash

The Newton Fire Department reports no injuries when this trash truck felt compelled to obey the law of gravity at an embankment on Langley Road this morning.

By - 4/13/17 - 7:13 pm

Around 6:50 p.m., the driver of a white Acura rear-ended a prisoner-transport van on Hyde Park Avenue near Metropolitan Avenue, then kept on driving, at relatively low speeds. Read more.

By - 4/12/17 - 10:42 am

Clayton Harper provides an overview of the changes DCR is proposing for the intersection of Parkman Drive and Perkins Street on the northern side of Jamaica Pond, such as installing traffic lights and new paths and narrowing the roads on either side of the intersection to force drivers to slow down.

By - 4/10/17 - 1:05 pm

State officials announced today they'll be shutting Commonwealth Avenue near the BU Bridge July 26 to Aug. 14 as they work to replace the increasingly creaky bridge where the street crosses over the turnpike and the tracks used by the Worcester Line and Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited service.

Paths will be kept open for pedestrians and bike riders, MassDOT announced today. Read more.

By - 4/9/17 - 6:53 pm
At the scene of motorcycle crash on Wood Avenue

Crash scene. Photo by Kris Kream.

Around 6:40 p.m. on Wood Avenue at Mariposa St. The fatal-accident reconstruction and homicide units were called in, just in case.

By - 4/8/17 - 9:46 pm

Boston Police report they started their annual crackdown on dirt bikers and ATV riders on March 30, seizing three off-road vehicles. Read more.

By - 4/6/17 - 10:54 pm
Nitwit driving the wrong way on Tremont Street

Stefanie was walking down Tremont Street downtown tonight when she noticed this possible nitwit (with Mass. plates) driving down the one-way street the wrong way.

Earlier:
Jesus, some New Yorker is a real moron.

By - 4/5/17 - 11:53 pm
Car on fire on I-93 south in Boston

Derek McLeod watched a flaming car on I-93 south, near the Ink Block in the South End around 11:20 p.m. He reports Boston firefighters showed up quickly to douse the flames. Read more.

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

Kenny Stevens reports a doom pothole in the right lane of the inbound Jamaicaway between Bynner Street and the exit to Huntington Avenue that has cars lining up with flat tires after they go over it.

By - 4/3/17 - 9:28 am
VFW Parkway crash scene

Crash scene. Photo by Brookline PD.

State Police report Michael Donlin, 35, of Jamaica Plain, died around 7:45 a.m. on VFW Parkway at South Street in Brookline when he drove into a car making a turn there: Read more.

By - 4/3/17 - 7:45 am

Regular street sweeping in Boston resumes today in those parts of the city not lucky enough to be the North End, the South End or Beacon Hill. If you're new to town, you can look up your street-sweeping day.

Also, the Sox open at home today.

By - 4/2/17 - 2:30 pm
Hatoff's gas temporarily closed in Jamaica Plain
Hat's off to Hattoff's

Fans of the iconic gas station on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain grew worried this past week when they saw the pumps fenced off and construction work going on.

Fear not - the beloved gas station is not being turned into condos. It's just closed for six weeks for some renovations, according to the guy behind the counter at the Hatoff's check-cashing place, which remains open behind the old station. Read more.

By - 3/30/17 - 8:06 pm

A perplexed citizen files a 311 complaint about a car parked on East 2 Street:

There is no resident sticker affixed to this vehicle. If a sticker was issued why isn't it on the vehicle? How do the residents know if a sticker was issued? If it had a sticker I wouldn't be wasting my time and yours!

By - 3/30/17 - 3:45 pm

The money is part of a $157-million national settlement with states over the way VW ginned up its diesel engines to show up as "clean" during emissions tests, the state Attorney General's office reports.

By - 3/27/17 - 6:48 pm
Flipped car in Roslindale

Thomas Papathanasiou shows us the scene on Fairview Street at South Street around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. He reports neighbors told him the driver was the only person in the car and that he was taken away by police. Read more.

By - 3/26/17 - 6:31 pm
Truck that almost plowed into a bridge on Storrow Drive

Lisa Jacobson captured this near miss on the inbound side of Storrow Drive this afternoon.

By - 3/26/17 - 10:07 am

State Police report a 19-year-old Suffolk University student from China died early this morning when his car somehow flew upward and hit the ceiling of the Pru tunnel eastbound at the Back Bay exit. Read more.

By - 3/24/17 - 9:09 am

The Globe reports a pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries when hit on the James Kelly Bridge around 5:45 a.m. Police shut the bridge for an investigation.

By - 3/23/17 - 9:15 am

The Bulletin reports the city is currently studying traffic in Wolcott Square - the southernmost square in the city - and could spend up to $1 million to replace the antiquated lights at the complex intersection.

The work comes at a possibly critical time for the neighborhood: Read more.