Firefighters are in the O'Neill Tunnel battling a fire in a garbage truck that is sending smoke up through the ventilation shaft the InterContinental Hotel is built around. The hotel itself is not on fire.
Tom Altmann came upon this scene on the outbound side of Storrow Drive around 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday near the Kenmore exit.
A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted Xiao Ying Zhou, 45, of Sandwich on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of a collision causing personal injury for a Feb. 1 incident in which she allegedly hit and then dragged a pedestrian from Kneeland Street in Chinatown to Columbia Road in Uphams Corner with her SUV, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The victim sustained serious injuries from being hit and dragged that far; a second pedestrian was also hit, but not dragged.
A concerned citizen uses Bos:311 to file a complaint about another concerned citizen using Bos:311 to file a complaint - while behind the wheel of his car on Dorchester Avenue in Andrew Square.
There does not appear to be a complaint about the person standing in the middle of Dorchester Avenue taking a photo to file a complaint about the person taking a photo to file a complaint.
Rear Admiral spotted this car that won't be going anywhere for awhile near the intersection of I and E. 8 streets in South Boston today.
Nilesh Gandhi captured our latest near-Storrowing tonight - and the "CARS ONLY" warning sign at the entrance to Storrow inbound at Charlesgate that the trucker plowed through.
The City Council today unanimously approved a proposal to reduce the default city speed limit on most roads to 20 m.p.h. and 15 m.p.h. in school zones.
The measure, which councilors said should make Boston a safer city for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, now goes to the mayor. If he approves, it then goes to the state legislature for action.
Massachusetts Turnpike, eastbound, 5:30 a.m. Photo by Jay Kenney.
WCVB reports a car wound up inside the Mohawk Insurance storefront on Dorchester Avenue at Melville last night.
WBZ reports on an incident on I-95 yesterday morning. Neither the driver, nor his two young sons, in the back seat, were injured.
Because one of the first lessons might be about how you shouldn't install a sign so that it blocks a traffic signal, as a concerned citizen complains, in this case about a new sign at the Fenway and Agassiz Road.
State Police report a nearly full garbage truck tipped over shortly after 5 a.m. on a Logan Airport service road, sending the driver to the hospital with minor injuries and shutting the road as crews worked to right the truck and clean up the mess.
The tipping happened between Terminal E and the Gulf station, State Police report.
Titanium Cranium came upon this Downtown Crossing scene around 5 p.m. She reports that the driver was finally able to extricate himself and his truck, with a 30-degree turn.