Driving

By - 4/23/14 - 11:08 pm

Seems somebody removed the Martin Richard memorial banner from the bridge to Savin Hill over the Expressway. Its creators are wondering why - and where it is.

By - 4/23/14 - 8:24 pm
Bystanders try to comfort woman hit by car at Boston University

Charlie MacSteven photographed bystanders trying to comfort a woman after she was hit by a car on Comm. Ave. at St. Paul around 2 p.m.

BU Today reports the woman, trying to get to an inbound Green Line trolley, suffered serious leg injuries The driver stopped and stayed with her until EMTs arrived.... Read more

By - 4/23/14 - 3:50 pm

So this out of towner makes the mistake of parking on Oakview Terrace in JP last night and makes the further mistake of telling the local to be more careful the next time he parks after he bops into her car with his. And then she comes out later and finds a threatening note on her windshield, inside a bag with a biohazard sticker on... Read more

By - 4/21/14 - 7:05 am
Truck fire on the Zakim bridge

An 18-wheeler collided with a taxi on the Zakim northbound shortly after 5:30 a.m..

The cabbie, a 54-year-old Chelsea oman driving a Malden taxi, died, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The DA's office says State Police are investigating exactly how the truck, registered in Hartford, CT and driven by a 46-year-old man, crashed into the taxi.

Jim Porter inched his... Read more

By - 4/18/14 - 9:00 am
Longfellow Bridge repair work

Elmer Cat photographed repair work on the Longfellow Bridge. The bridge is in the middle of a 3 1/2-year redo.

Copyright Elmer Cat. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 4/17/14 - 8:37 am
Stuck truck

Lenny Rowe reports this crane truck got wedged in the intersection of Joy and Myrtle streets on Beacon Hill.

By - 4/16/14 - 7:20 am
Space savers in South Boston

Erikk Hokenson shows us the scene at I and Marine this morning.

By - 4/15/14 - 2:16 pm
Car-alarm car being towed away in South Boston

This morning, Heather Anderson tweeted:

Car alarm still going off, 24 hrs now on W2nd btwn C & D, Black Hyundai. For the sanity of W2nd, pls help us find the owner!

It goes off for 30 secs, then stops & you can't help but wait for it to start again. torture.

That caught the attention of Capt. Greland at C-6, who assigned an... Read more

By - 4/14/14 - 2:02 pm
Ghost bike in Sullivan Square

A "ghost bike" now marks the spot at Cambridge and Spice streets where Owen McGrory of Chelsea died in a collision with a garbage truck earlier this month.

Some people wanted to leave something besides flowers to remember the crash for which the driver was charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death:

By - 4/11/14 - 5:03 pm
Truck on Storrow Drive

Neil had plenty of time to photograph the truck whose driver was too stupid to comprehend the CARS ONLY signs but smart enough at least to avoid plowing into the Silber Way pedestrian bridge eastbound, shortly before 5 p.m.

Dan Ryan notes it was a Budget rental truck, wonders how Labor day snuck up on us like that.... Read more

By - 4/11/14 - 2:46 pm

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A diverse group of residents, commuters, transportation advocates, business owners, and elected officials packed a standing-room only Jackson Mann Community Center last night for the first MassDOT public meeting of the Mass Pike Interchange Improvement Project.

The $260 million project proposes to straighten the Mass Pike between Harvard Ave in Allston and BU's Nickerson Field, remove aging concrete support structures, and... Read more

By - 4/11/14 - 9:08 am
Tow trucks along a street in the Fenway

Alex Hubbard reminds us you can always tell the onset of spring in the Fenway when tow trucks arrive en masse to grab cars parked along the day's street-sweeping routes.

By - 4/8/14 - 12:20 pm

An elderly man, taken away in bad shape, around 11:40 a.m., near 500 Rutherford Ave. Not a hit and run.

By - 4/7/14 - 11:00 am

State historic-preservation officials on Friday acknowledged there's no feasible alternative to replacing the apparently historic Shea Circle when the Casey Overpass comes tumbling down, Clayton Harper reports.

Harper attended a Friday meeting between the Mass. Historical Commission and the state highway officials anxious to replace the crumbling overpass with a series of surface roads before the thing tumbles to the ground of its own... Read more

By - 4/5/14 - 3:43 pm
Old town-line sign at Needham-Dedham border.

Old town line sign. See it larger.

Get off 128 at Great Plain Avenue and head towards Dedham and you'll see what looks like a driveway just before the Dedham line.

It's actually the remains of an old road, one that now dead-ends at the soon-to-be-expanded 128. Park by the gate, and you'll see the old town-line signs. Look down toward the river and you'll see an official boundary stone (like ... Read more

By - 4/5/14 - 2:57 pm
128 tied up

The scene at Great Plain Avenue. See it larger.

A rollover on 128 north by Highland Avenue early this afternoon quickly bogged traffic down. The luckier drivers were able to get off an exit or two before.

By - 4/4/14 - 9:00 am

UPDATE: Authorities have identified the victim as a 30-year-old man from Chelsea. They have yet to publicly release his name to allow for family notification.

Ricky Prezioso, 42, of Swampscott, told police he thought he hit a pothole at the intersection of Cambridge and Spice streets while making trash pickups around 1:40 p.m. yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prezioso was arraigned today... Read more

By - 4/3/14 - 6:02 pm

A. Stuck.

Caroline reports the time traveler from Labor Day weekend managed to wedge his or her truck under Mass. Ave. around 5:30 p.m.

By - 4/3/14 - 3:41 pm

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April 10 is the first public meeting on the Mass Pike Realignment -- a $260 million project to straighten the Pike in Allston. This will be a great project for drivers going through Allston. We need your help to make sure it's a great project for those of us living, walking, running and cycling in Allston.

Together, let's make this more... Read more

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