Driving

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

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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.

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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

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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:

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