Psychlo Hexane sat behind this on Mass. Ave. near Porter Square this evening.
Cambridge Police report on the water-main break at JFK and Mt. Auburn streets this morning:
Inbound traffic to Harvard Square from Memorial Drive will be closed. Traffic coming east from Mt. Auburn Street will be diverted to Eliot to JFK Street outbound to Memorial Drive. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area during the AM commute and likely through the weekend.
Without water, some businesses have shut.
A South Boston man with one OUI conviction under his belt and facing charges for another alleged OUI incident was ordered held without bail after he allegedly hit a woman walking across Day Boulevard yesterday evening - sending her 15 feet into the air - and then just driving off, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Jonathan Berks came upon what could have been an awful Storrowing involving a bike today.
Runner Cait ran across this BMW protected with swim noodles in the Back Bay today.
The City Council today unanimously proposed an ordinance that lets police fine any scooter or ATV riders they see popping wheelies, standing on the seats or doing other stunts on city streets. Read more.
Jared Dobson can only utter a hearty "Tis the season!" as he waits to get by a moving van with a driver alert enough to stop before slamming into a Storrow footbridge shortly before 6:30 p.m., if not alert enough to pay attention to any of the "CARS ONLY" signs earlier on his journey. Read more.
Kevin, meanwhile, gives us the eye-in-the-sky view from the footbridge:
Penny Cherubino at BostonZest shows us the newly re-striped intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street this morning.
Electronic signboards now warn motorists to "BE ALERT FOR CYCLISTS."
The intersection is where Anita Kurmann was struck and killed by a semi while bicycling earlier this month.
NotThatWeird reports a massive tree on Fairfield Street near Comm. Ave. came crashing to the ground tonight, blocking the road - after it got smashed into by the cab of a passing U-Haul.
UPDATE: Road reopened at 11:30 p.m.
Shortly after 10:30 p.m. just south of the Americas Food Basket mall. Van flipped on its side; at least three injuries. The road is shut south of Metropolitan Avenue.
Maybe state officials should extend their river-road warnings to big-rig companies, too. Lenny Rove watched State Police get an 18-wheeler off Storrow Drive westbound after it failed to hit any bridges.
Police have shut off traffic on Mass. Ave. between Huntington and Columbus due to a suspicious package at St. Botolph St. Fire crews and EMS on the way, just in case.
UPDATE, 5:45 p.m. Roads being reopened. Patty reports it appeared to be a pink and blue suitcase.
UPDATE, 10:30 a.m., Friday: Police say the woman remains alive.
A woman was hit by a car and wound up under it around 11:30 p.m. at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. Both the homicide unit and the fatal-accident reconstruction team were called in. The driver remained at the scene.
Columbia Road was shut in both directions for the investigation.
Just because it's not the middle of winter doesn't mean we have to go without confounding parking notes. Brad Burns found this note - and attached pen on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton today.
Does the city respond faster to 311 requests if you wave to the camera? Here's the latest example of people in their complaint photos, in this case, a couple of folks who want a Handicap Parking sign moved one door down on Sumner Street in East Boston.