By - 6/2/15 - 3:46 pm

Here's one way to encourage people to sign up with the MBTA's pay-by-phone system for commuter-rail parking: Raise the cost of parking by $2 a day for people who don't use the system.

The T says the price increase goes into effect on July 16 for people who do not buy monthly permits. People who pay by phone, however, will get a $2 daily discount starting that day. Read more.

By - 6/2/15 - 6:16 am
Truck stuck at BU Bridge on Storrow Drive

RunFromRobots sighs:

5:45 and we’ve got a truck stuck on Storrow.

By - 5/31/15 - 8:04 am

The city holds a meeting next week to discuss a proposal to replace a parking space on Washington Street with a "bike corral" that would give up to ten bicyclists a place to secure their bikes during stays in Roslindale Square.

The space would be next to the crosswalks from Adams Park to the other side of Washington at Cummins Highway.

The session starts at 6 p.m. in the Roslindale Community Center, conveniently located across the street from the proposed location, on June 10.

H/t Rozzie Bikes.

By - 5/30/15 - 11:13 pm

State Police have released this sketch following an incident on Storrow Drive inbound around 6 a.m. yesterday. Read more.

By - 5/29/15 - 10:29 pm

A rollover shortly before 10 p.m. near the Neponset exit southbound brought ambulances racing to the scene and quickly backed traffic up to Chinatown.

State Police reported at 10:11 p.m. that only one lane southbound was open - and that the left lane northbound was shut.

By - 5/29/15 - 11:20 am
Car on its roof in Kendall Square

Jackie Geilfuss looked down from her Kendall Square office around 11 a.m. to see a car turned turtle on Broadway.

Cambridge Police report: Read more.

By - 5/28/15 - 12:45 pm

The Boston Transportation Department is turning Perth and Dunkeld streets, between Quincy and Fayston, into one-way streets.

The traffic pattern changes are being made to improve traffic and pedestrian safety, allow for the free flow of traffic and maintain parking on both sides of these roadways.

By - 5/27/15 - 11:19 pm

Photos of Hondas on cinderblocks in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park (may require Facebook login).

By - 5/27/15 - 2:25 pm
Firefighters cutting bolts on dirt bikes at Mission Main project

Dirt-bike chains prove no match for a firefighter with a bolt cutter. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report some residents fed up with dealing with dirt bikes let officers know where they could find seven dirt bikes all ready for collection at the Mission Main project yesterday. Read more.

By - 5/24/15 - 6:25 pm

An annoyed citizen complains:

These dirt biker gangs need to be off the streets. One was on I-93S just north of exit 18 and was blocking multiple lanes of traffic as well as impeding lane changes. They were driving slowly and performing dirt bike stunts. One of these idiots hit my car with something and left scuff marks and dents in it. It's about time we get a task force together to get rid of them. This doesn't happen anywhere else in this state that I've seen.

Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 9:19 pm
White Infiniti sought for Roslindale hit and run

Wanted car (photo not taken at crash scene).

Boston Police have released a photo of the car whose driver they say plowed into a pedestrian at Washington and Walworth streets in Roslindale last night, then fled, leaving the man lying in the street with life-threatening injuries. Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 10:38 am
Almost Storrowed truck at Storrow Drive entrance

Lenny Rowe watched a Storrowing that wasn't shortly after 10 a.m. today. But don't worry, traffic-jam fans: Police still shut down the road to let the trucker back up and find another way to head towards 93.

By - 5/22/15 - 8:14 am

State Police report a Dorchester man suffered serious injuries yesterday when a woman from Quincy drove over him as they were both traveling around Neponset Circle around 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By - 5/19/15 - 10:27 pm

UPDATE: Driver arrested.

Around 10:10 p.m. at Talbot and New England avenues between two cars and a teen on a bicycle.

WCVB reports the cars, one a white Cadillac, crashed and one or both of the vehicles then hit the teen, killing him. Read more.

By - 5/19/15 - 5:38 pm

As Jessica Burko reports on the second day of the rest of our lives without the Casey Overpass:

Traffic parking lot from Forest Hills up thru JWay to Centre St rotary AND all up South Street to Centre. Bad.

To which Mike, sitting in a Boston firetruck, adds:

No way for even the mighty Tower Ladder 10 to get out of overpass traffic!

It gets better once drivers get used to the new surface roads and lights, right?

By - 5/19/15 - 7:41 am

The Globe reports the people who work in and around Kendall Square are fed up with sitting in traffic. Sure, there's talk of more buses and better switches on the Red Line, but then there's Robert A. Weinberg, director of the Weinberg Laboratory of Cancer Biology at Whitehead Institute: Read more.

By - 5/18/15 - 10:14 am

State Police report inspectors were out in full force this weekend, looking for commercial vehicles with improperly secured loads, an issue you may recall became kind of a big deal last summer when a hatchet flew into the windshield of a car on I-95. Read more.

By - 5/16/15 - 6:12 pm
Flooded parking lot

At least it had the decency to keep from bursting until the weekend, as Brendan shows us.

Last year:
Parts of South Boston lose water, but intrepid photographer finds it