Driving

By - 5/16/14 - 3:52 pm
Crash on I-93 in Medford

I-93 crash. Photo by Mark Eichen.

State Police report a three-car crash forced the closure of the left lanes on both sides of I-93 at exit 33 shortly before 3 p.m. The lanes were re-opened around 3:40 p.m.

By - 5/16/14 - 8:36 am

Waiting for a B trolley? At 8:20, Douglas Tetrault reported:

B line train just took the front end off a car crossing the South Street tracks. B-liners beware

"Expect delay," Transit Police confirm.

By - 5/13/14 - 2:48 pm

research and common sense say that slowly rolling through a stop sign on a bike shouldn't be illegal, Vox

Please read the article before you engage in the debate.

By - 5/12/14 - 9:35 pm

Around 8:20 p.m. at the Jamaicaway and Bynner Street. Nine prisoners in the sheriff's department vehilce were injured, five of them badly enough to require an ambulance to a local hospital, per Boston EMS Incidents and Alert New England.

By - 5/12/14 - 8:33 pm

Arlington Police report Chief Frederick Ryan was driving down Grove Street around 5:30 p.m. when he spotted a car coming down the road on the wrong side - followed by a man in another car, honking at her in a vain attempt to get her to stop.

Ryan turned on the emergency lights on his undercover car and forced Brenda Drinkwater, 60, of Revere,... Read more

By - 5/12/14 - 7:31 am
Two exotic cars parked at a hydrant

An irate citizen complains about where some valet is parking the more exotic cars on Congress Street near the Children's Museum:

Four hours ago it was a Masserati parked in front of the hydrant. Now it's a vintage Caddie and Bentley. Are you going to do something about this valet or do special cars get special treatment? PLEASE!!

Earlier:
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By - 5/11/14 - 9:21 pm
Remains of the motorcycle

The remains of the motorcycle being towed away. Photo by John Connair.

Police are investigating a collision around 8:20 p.m. on Columbia Road at Cushing Avenue that sent a motorcyclist to the ground with injuries that are not considered life threatening.

Connair reports about a third of the bike "broke off and scattered all over the street."

The Honda Odyssey that hit his motorcycle was found, unoccupied, on Cushing Avenue.

Police blocked Columbia for their investigation and... Read more

By - 5/11/14 - 3:28 pm
Antique car in flames on I-93 in Stoneham

John Ryan saw this car in flames around 3 p.m. on 93 north in Stoneham.

By - 5/10/14 - 12:06 pm

Editors at the New York Daily News labored hard over their cups of cawfee to come up with:

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation rolled out traffic messages which dropped the 'r' in favor of 'ah' to resonate with drivers using the notorious New England pronunciation.

Associated Press felt compelled to explain the sign to... Read more

By - 5/9/14 - 8:32 am

When I saw this photo by BU Police this morning, my first thought was something like, "Hah, if only - nice Photoshop job". But no, the state Department of Transportation really has programmed signboards on Boston-area highways to urge people to use theyah blinkahs when changing lanes - or risk a fine.

Earlier:
Unique warning sign on Morrissey Boulevard.... Read more

By - 5/8/14 - 5:20 pm
Car crash in Jamaica Plain

Joe Growhoski photographed a new wreck at South and St. Mark streets this afternoon.... Read more

By - 5/8/14 - 11:48 am
Dummy

Looking a bit regretful. Photo by State Police.

State Police report an alert trooper noticed something a little off about a passenger in a car heading inbound in the I-93 HOV lane in Quincy around 6:35 a.m. today:

After further investigation, Trooper [John] Carnell discovered the operator had propped up a work jacket with a mannequin head affixed to the top of the jacket in an attempt to create the illusion of

... Read more
By - 5/5/14 - 8:35 pm

A concerned singer writes:

The city replies:

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By - 5/5/14 - 9:40 am
Lost load on Storrow Drive

MassDOT posted this photo of a storrowed container that fell off the back of a truck this morning when the top hit the bottom of the Longfellow on the inbound side.

"Please remember height restrictions," MassDOT suggests to truck drivers unable to figure out what "CARS ONLY" means.

By - 5/3/14 - 9:56 am

Around 9:30 a.m., Jared Wickerham reported:

Avoid Storrow Dr near Cambridge St on ramp inbound from Brighton. Moving truck accident has road blocked off.

Megan Grobert added:

there is a truck on Storrow East bound by BU, cops have all traffic is stopped up by I-90 connector.

... Read more
By - 5/1/14 - 8:01 am
Gridlocked traffic on Bennington Street in East Boston

Gridlock on Bennington Street reached into Revere. Photo by Ally.

Traffic lights at Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan, Neptune and Bennington streets in East Boston and Rutherford Avenue and Chelsea Street in Charlestown are on the fritz.

There's a pothole at the entrance to the Sunmner large enough to require a cop to stand in front of it.

A clogged drain at Forest Hills has created a new... Read more

By - 4/26/14 - 3:29 pm
Truck being towed

A concerned citizen complained about this truck being towed on Commercial Street in the North End:

NO TRAFFICE TRUCK OUT OF THE WAY NO COMERCIAL SPOTS AROUND WHY TOW A GUY THAT IS DELIVERING TO BOSTON RESIDENTS

The city marks the complaint "closed," then adds:

Were do you draw the line. do we allow vehicles to park on hydrants because there's no fire. vehicle

... Read more
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

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