Driving

By - 8/13/14 - 5:06 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the city council could try to ban Haystack, an app that lets users alert others about parking spaces they're leaving. Haystack's tyro of a CEO direly warns that if the council does this, it is consigning Boston to become a provincial backwater of Luddite mistanthropes melancholically wallowing in the past, or words to that effect.

The council replies nobody's... Read more

By - 8/12/14 - 7:58 pm

Around 7:30, Dan Berlin reported an unusual sight on the turnpike westbound:

Anyone else in Boston see the four people happily riding their Hubway bikes ON THE MASS PIKE?! Yikes.

In e-mail, he explains they look like they got on at Mass. Ave. They were riding in the breakdown lane, at least, he says:

Extra big breakdown these days, thanks to construction. But

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

A Franklin man was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence of drugs after he allegedly drove his car right into Route 240 bus in Randolph this morning, Transit Police report.

Transit Police, who released the video of the crash, say 13 of the 34 passengers on the bus were taken to local hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening back and neck... Read more

By - 8/10/14 - 8:52 am

A car flipped over on Hyde Park Ave. at Northbourne Road around 12:15 a.m. (photos).

Boston EMS Incidents reports one person was extricated from the car, conscious, and was taken to the hospital.... Read more

By - 8/9/14 - 10:51 am

Traffic across the Tobin Bridge came to a halt around 10 a.m. when a man being pursued by Chelsea Police jumped out of a livery car, went to the side of the bridge and jumped.

Ted Pendergast reports he got caught in safety netting set up for the bridge repainting project. He'd brought a knife with him and tried cutting through the netting, but... Read more

By - 8/9/14 - 9:20 am

Firefighters and paramedics rushed to Seaver Street and Elm Hill Avenue around 1:20 a.m., according to Boston EMS Incidents and Stanley Staco.... Read more

By - 8/7/14 - 6:25 pm

Around 4:45 p.m., possibly involving a bicyclist, at Cornell Street.

By - 8/7/14 - 10:00 am

The antiquated Morton Street bridge over the Fairmount Line shuts at 9 a.m. on Friday so the state can replace it with a more modern span.

Officials say the new bridge - pre-built off site - will be moved into place this weekend and that it should be open to traffic by 5 a.m. on Aug. 18.

Due to the work, the 21 and... Read more

By - 8/5/14 - 6:16 pm

While Beacon Hill nobs fret over the color of handicap access ramps, people in the Grove section of West Roxbury, where there are no paved roads at all, have another concern, as one annoyed citizen complains:

All the dirt roads in the area have bad potholes that will cause damage to peoples cars it needs to be fixed as soon as possible I

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By - 8/4/14 - 9:55 am

Not for today, but one of these years, since the city would have to get state funding first, but the Globe reports city engineers are working out how to replace the old be-girdered span with something a bit friendlier to acrophobes and other pedestrians.

By - 8/4/14 - 9:08 am

Around 9 a.m., Ally reported another 18-wheeler was jack knifed at that turn at Bennington and Neptune that serves as East Boston's answer to Storrow Drive (see this earlier example).

By - 8/3/14 - 4:57 pm

Elmowho posted three photos from an incident at Park Drive and Queensberry in the Fenway last night.

By - 7/31/14 - 12:08 pm
Almost stuck truck at Storrow Drive entrance

GM2059 shows us a near-Storrowing around noon at a Storrow Drive entrance. Guess there's no question this time whether or not there's a warning sign in place. The State Police cruiser on the left is blocking the road so the driver can back up, of course.

By - 7/30/14 - 2:34 pm
hatchet in dashboard

State Police report a hatchet came flying through the windshield of a car traveling south on I-95 in Topsfield this morning due to the carelessness of the driver of the landscaping truck in front of them - who failed to tie down the hatchet:

Thankfully, the axe only went halfway through the windshield. The passenger who is partially seen in the photo was shaken

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By - 7/30/14 - 11:34 am
Truck stuck on Storrow Drive

Roving UHub photographer Ryan Smith happened upon this freshly Storrowed truck at Silber Way sometime after 11 a.m. today.

By - 7/29/14 - 11:33 pm
Colorful garage in Fort Point

Heather Parker attended the formal lighting-up tonight of Joanne Kaliontzis' glowing art on the side of the Channel Center Garage. More photos.

By - 7/29/14 - 11:24 pm
Safety rally on Cambridge Street

Chris Rich attended the Cambridge Street safety rally in Allston this morning.

Copyright Chris Rich. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/29/14 - 10:47 am

Around 10:30 a.m.

KWAPT reports the truck had to be jacked up to get the person out.

Aerial photo of the scene.

By - 7/28/14 - 9:22 am
Bromfield Road flooding, Somerville

Flooding on Bromfield Road, Somerville. Photo by Dan Adams. See it larger.

Fast-moving morning showers flooded roads across the area, from small sidestreets to Rte. 9 and Storrow Drive. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Essex County.

In West Roxbury, emergency workers responded to Spring Street at the Shaw's plaza around 9:20 a.m. to rescue two motorists whose cars stalled in up to four feet of water at the neighborhood's traditional storm-flood... Read more

By - 7/25/14 - 12:16 pm

A Mattapan man was indicted earlier this month on charges he killed a man just standing on the sidewalk on Cummins Highway last November.

Dervin Hibbert, 53, was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of manslaughter by motor vehicle and motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence, which carry minimum mandatory terms of five years and one year, respectively, the Suffolk County... Read more

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