Driving

By - 2/9/15 - 3:04 pm

Two of the last three plows to come down our narrow street had their blades angled at the other side of the road. Yay for us! Better luck next time, other side of the street.

By - 2/8/15 - 11:54 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on the tire slasher of Creighton Street, possibly upset by people parking where he doesn't want them to.

By - 2/8/15 - 8:12 pm
Wheelchair space saver in Charlestown

A concerned citizen complains about this wheelchair space saver on Union Street in Charlestown, with the following explanation:

Jesus. Christ.

However, that explanation is not clear enough for the city, which marked the case closed because

Unclear as to what concern is being expressed here.

By - 2/8/15 - 10:11 am
Spun out car on Walter Street in Roslindale

At 9:30 a.m., John Burger reported Walter Stretet, near the Arnold Arboretum in Roslindale, was pretty slippery.

By - 2/6/15 - 11:31 pm

Paul Levy, the first director of the MWRA, writes it's pretty silly to let Boston dump snow into a snow farm right on the water but not let it just push the snow into the harbor - when it's going to melt into the water anyway.

Forcing the city to create snow mountains only means wasting time that could be better spent getting... Read more

By - 2/6/15 - 3:19 pm
Mayor Walsh approved space saver

Roving UHub photographer Christopher Wagner filed this photo from Allston today - specifically, in a spot on Islington Street by the Jackson Mann School (which he notes isn't even a resident-only spot).

Meanwhile, Dan checks in from Roslindale - Pinehurst Street at Belgrade, to be exact - which the parking angels passed over last night in their rush to get to Jamaica Plain:... Read more

By - 2/6/15 - 1:30 pm
Gridlock at Charles Circle

With many Boston roads still not fully plowed, traffic across the city continues to be tied up in knots, as Alison Kenney shows us with her dashboard-eye view of Charles Circle around 12:45 p.m.

To try to alleviate the mess, members of the local constabulary are hitting their ticket books hard, writing up people for parking more than a foot away from the curb... Read more

By - 2/6/15 - 8:54 am
Pony space saver in Dorchester

Dev spotted this stern space saver on Cushing Avenue in Dorchester last night.

By - 2/5/15 - 6:51 pm
Sign in Jamaica Plains says: Please park here

Brett Martin reports "my faith in humanity is nearly restored" after seeing this sign on Oakview Terrace off Centre Street across from the 7-Eleven in Jamaica Plain tonight.

By - 2/5/15 - 11:10 am
Car flips over on Alewife Brook Parkway

Emily O'Donnell passed a car that had flipped over on Alewife Brook Parkway approaching the T station around 9:30 this morning. So take it easy out there.

By - 2/5/15 - 9:05 am

Seems people are continuing to park across from the train station, even though the city never cleared the road to the curb, narrowing the road to one lane and creating backups that now extend down to Roslindale.

The Clumsy Jeweler reported around 9 a.m. on her efforts to get a bus to the train station this morning:

5 full 32's passed since 7:45. Finally

... Read more
By - 2/4/15 - 6:34 pm
Municipal space saver in Jamaica Plain

Hillary spotted this plastic covered bit of chutzpah in the city parking lot on Centre Street across from the Curley School in Jamaica Plain.

By - 2/4/15 - 2:01 pm

With parking-lot fees around Fenway Park continuing to rise, out-of-towners increasingly see a $40 fine for parking in resident-only spots in the Fenway as a bargain.

City Councilor Josh Zakim (Fenway, Mission Hill, Back Bay, Beacon Hill) wants to put a stop to that - by increasing the fine for parking in a resident-only space on the streets around the ballpark to $100.

Zakim said... Read more

By - 2/4/15 - 11:21 am
Emergency crews on the BU Bridge

First responders looking down from BU Bridge. Photo by Rodney French.

Updated, 2:15 p.m.

Damian Drella reports:

BU Bridge over Storrrow Drive female just fell off the bridge down to storrrow serious injuries.emergency responders scrambling.

State Police report:

The 22-year-old woman suffered serious injuries. She was conscious and alert when transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Whether the fall was accidental or intentional remains part of an ongoing State Police investigation.

... Read more
By - 2/4/15 - 9:03 am
Packed platform on the Orange Line at Wellington

At Wellington, riders take train outbound to get on inbound train. Photo by Nick Palmarazzo.

Traffic: You don't want to know.

The T: Trains are running, more or less, but slowly, and wheezing under the load of people trying to get to work and the people trying to get to the Patriots parade. Well, except on commuter rail, where the same conditions exist except for all the trains that were canceled on the more exotic lines, such as Fairmount.... Read more

By - 2/4/15 - 8:30 am
Cab stuck on the East Boston Greenway

At first glance, John's photo of a cab stuck in the snow in East Boston this morning seems to paint a pretty awful picture of the sad state of snow plowing in East Boston.

Until you realize that the cab is not stuck on an actual road, but on the East Boston Greenway, which is a walking and bicycling path on what used... Read more

By - 2/3/15 - 4:23 pm
Flipped car on Jamaicaway

Just before South Huntington, around 4 p.m. Mark reports traffic is, of course, stopped.

By - 2/3/15 - 3:48 pm
Bad traffic on Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown

Cram and jam on inbound Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown. Photo by Tucc06.

Because it's sounding like downtown and surrounding areas are at gridlock right now - and it can't possibly be because of people heading to the Beanpot, can it?

Jaci reports:

Two lanes are trying to exit at Charles MGH off Storrow. Those two lanes are not moving.

Ashley Steriti adds:

Revere to Back Bay via car. 75 minutes and still in the tunnel.

... Read more
By - 2/2/15 - 11:53 pm
Buried cone in Charlestown

You know those people who put out a cone to save a space before the first flake falls? Kevin Flight shows us what happened to one of them in Charlestown tonight.

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