Driving

By - 3/27/14 - 11:46 am

Boston cops on a stake out on W. 3 Street last night got what they were looking for: Two people they suspect are responsible for series of car break-ins in the South Boston waterfront area, according to Capt. John Greland at C-6.

Greland, who says the suspectswere known to police, were nabbed after officers noticed them looking into cars near 40 W. 3 St.... Read more

By - 3/27/14 - 11:14 am

On Terminal Street in Charlestown, around 11 a.m. An empty car was found shortly after on the bridge itself.

UPDATE: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the man was a 37-year-old Newburyport resident. "Uniformed troopers and State Police detectives from our office are investigating, but the death is currently being investigated as a non-homicide."

By - 3/26/14 - 1:16 pm

Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) says the city could boost revenue and free up downtown parking spaces by rolling out meters that accept payments via smartphones.

Jackson says the increased revenue would come by ending the current practice of people getting lucky and zipping into spaces that have time left on the meter - under a smartphone system, a meter would reset every time somebody new... Read more

By - 3/26/14 - 8:59 am
Downed light pole on Mystic Valley Parkway in Winchester.

Lori Magno had no choice but to stop on Mystic Valley Parkway in Winchester Center due to a wind-driven pole this morning.

By - 3/25/14 - 8:57 am
Window bear in Jamaica Plain

Michele Connors spotted a fuzzy thing at a dangerous angle in a car in Jamaica Plain the other day.

By - 3/24/14 - 10:01 am

UPDATE, 10:31 a.m. State Police report the road is open again.

State Police reported a car-b-q around 9:40 a.m. on I-93 south at Furnace Brook. All lanes were shut to let the Quincy FD do its thing.

Ed. note: Rhyming headline because I had to get it out of my system, I'll try not to do that again, at least not for highway fires.... Read more

By - 3/23/14 - 12:24 pm
Car fire on Storrow Drive

Robert Vellela photographed a car fire on Storrow Drive around 9:30 a.m. (another view).

By - 3/23/14 - 10:31 am
Turnpike lanes in Boston

Brian D'Amico photographed the lane restrictions on the turnpike headed toward the Pru Tunnel yesterday.

MassDOT will be restricting lanes in the tunnel the weekends of March 28, April 4 and April 25 to allow for removal of an old and no longer needed noise-buffering ceiling in the tunnel.

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/22/14 - 11:50 am
Hawk on Commonwealth Avenue

Roving UHub photographer Lauren Reemsnyder captured the scene this morning as somebody blocked traffic on Comm. Ave. near Allston Street to keep a hawk from getting flattened - because hawks don't know you're supposed to cross at the green, not in-between.

UPDATE: Reemsnyder reports:

I don't know how he ended up on the street, but animal control came by and took him away a

... Read more
By - 3/22/14 - 10:04 am

Narrowing the Pru Tunnel down to one lane for ceiling removal is doing a major number on traffic on the turnpike today. At 9:20 a.m, Evan Allen tweeted:

Avoid the pike westbound out of Boston! It is not moving at all.

By - 3/20/14 - 3:06 pm

A retired Cambridge cop can continue to drive while awaiting trial on charges he sent a man into the hospital in critical condition yesterday by plowing into him with his car in front of the Massachusetts Avenue T stop.

At Lawrence Stead's arraignment in Boston Municipal Court today, Judge Sally Kelly declined a request from Suffolk County prosecutors to bar the Quincy resident from... Read more

By - 3/20/14 - 8:03 am

They're not switching and traffic is becoming a mess.

By - 3/19/14 - 12:42 pm
Big truck on Storrow Drive

Alex Jones captured the noontime scene on Storrow Drive outbound, notes that at least the driver was alert enough to avoid getting storrowed by an overpass.

By - 3/19/14 - 7:47 am
Stead

Updated.

A Quincy motorist plowed into a pedestrian crossing Massachusetts Avenue in front of the Orange Line station around 6 a.m., then just drove away, police say.

The victims remains in critical condition at a local hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Lawrence Stead, 69, of Quincy, was arrested later in the morning in Quincy, after police traced the license-plate number of the... Read more

By - 3/18/14 - 2:30 pm

A crash around 2:15 p.m. between Thatcher Street/Greenwood Avenue and Westminster Street left one car leaking gas onto the road across from a gas station, which led police to shut the road until it could be cleaned up.

Earlier:
Head-on crash between truck, car on Business Street.

By - 3/18/14 - 10:13 am

Northeast Fire Alert reports a truck and a car collided head on Business Street shortly after 9 a.m. One driver was reported in critical condition. The road remained shut at 10 a.m. as police investigated.... Read more

By - 3/17/14 - 9:44 pm
Downed traffic light at Commonwealth Avenue and Chestnut Hill Avenue

Nick Tomkavage reports a driver, who may have been doing 60, slammed into three light posts at Commonwealth and Chestnut Hill avenues around 9 p.m. Traffic became a mess; the B Line had to slow at the impact site.

By - 3/17/14 - 4:08 pm

Happened around 3:45 p.m. at Tremont and Prentiss streets, near Boston Police headquarters in Roxbury. The mother and child were taken away in critical condition.

By - 3/16/14 - 5:31 pm
Geese on the Jamaicaway

Paul Schlichtman was among those who stopped to let the Jamaicaway procession finish today.

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